File Management Search Yahoo! Desktop Search

Yahoo! Desktop Search 1.2 Build 1852je for Windows

by Yahoo! Inc.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (42 votes)

File Details

File Size 5.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 21,981
Publisher Yahoo! Inc.
Homepage Yahoo! Desktop Search

Publisher's Description

Yahoo! Desktop Search is a free, downloadable desktop search application that enables you to instantly find any file, email or attachment on your computer. It puts the power of Yahoo! Search on your computer, ensuring that you can always find what you're looking for - instantaneously.

Latest Reviews

roja21

roja21 reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Sep 19, 2009

Not bad, but better ones are available. I prefer www.lookeen.net which is a great tool, and very fast and reliable.

moserw

moserw reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Jul 7, 2008

Not as good as Google Desktop which just blows the competition away. X1 is very good, but its strengths have not been integrated into Yahoo efficiently.

http://www.nela.in/

minasinahanmetehe

minasinahanmetehe reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Dec 13, 2005

I have used lot of search tools (starting from Wilbur, which existed long ago before Google and others came).
The preview feature is "the killer item" for me.
Nice surprise that both view ans search works also with AutoCad, OpenOffice files etc.
Google is a pale text app compared to Yahoo.
I am just fan of well working apps. without preference to any clan or group. Yahoo works fine and is a very good application.
I tried Copernic half ear ago, but I selected Yahoo instead.

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Dec 8, 2005

After using Copernic, Google, and the rest of the lot, when I want to find a file quickly I always can with YDS. I don't know about support because I've yet to need any.

As for resources, what I do is have it load at start-up and run a few minutes to index anything I've added since the previous start-up, and then close it out. Using it that way, I see essentially zero resources used and I can always find what I need.

philosopherdog

philosopherdog reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Dec 8, 2005

I've been using YDS for a while now. I think it's far superior to Google. For starters, Google will only include the first 500 words of a document in your search. Also, I hate the fact that it keeps a cached version of deleted documents. It might be really handy for some people, but it bugs me. I've also checked out Copernic, which I think is very good. I like it's small foot print, and it seems really stable. The main reason I don't use Copernic is that they're very conservative with PDF files. If there is any sort of restriction on the file you are not permitted to search its content. This is not the case with YDS. Anyhow, YDS I find is a brilliant piece of software. It might not search Opera mail, or whatever, but whatever. I guess everything can't be supported. My main complaint with it is that they have poor support. Their forum is really poor. There's little information on their main page. Indeed, you can't even tell that they have a new version if you go to their page! Poor support. Anyhow, check it out. Or check out Copernic, also quite good.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.2 Build 1852jc on Oct 1, 2005

Copernic Desktop Search.

For my purposes Copernic is 95% perfect. The only thing I could even come up with is to have Videos shrink to fit the Copernic window especially with High-Definition files.
http://fileforum.betanew...top_Search/1094098345/1

rijp

rijp reviewed v1.2 Build 1852jc on Sep 28, 2005

While I can't give the Yahoo DS high marks either, no DS searches "on the fly". Not sure what that's about, but its just plain wrong. I have been testing ALL the DS and the best one is Copernic, which requires some background to index files and update email. It does everything great. What it DOES NOT do is Notes in Outlook, something you would use on an exchange server. So that sucks. But other than that, its fast, low memory requirement, and its full feature. The other DS DO NOT do global address book, like Microsoft which does Notes. Yahoo does do Global address book, no Notes, but the interface is really bad. Its very ugly and hard to use, you have to customize each window, so contacts can be set one way, Emails another way, and Files another.. If you change one to suit your likes, the others will have to be manually done. Its still beta, but it has a looooong way to go.

Google is at the bottom of the list, its very basic, does nothing. A few files on your computer.. yeah, that's handy, not.

otonet

otonet reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 25, 2005

Yahoo! Desktop Search (Y!DS) is based on X1 Search.
The latest beta (v5.1) of X1 supports Mozilla/Thunderbird mail. I don't know what version of X1 was used for Y!DS, but maybe
when X1 5.1 will be released, also Y!DS will be updated.
But don't count on it; otherwise, why would people need to buy X1?

rozaray25

rozaray25 reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 24, 2005

Yahoo! desktop search is the best out of them all! Go Yahoo!

offmdan

offmdan reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 24, 2005

Still no go for Thunderbird or Opera. Thumbs down!

Copernic Desktop Search is best with great support.
GoogleDS comes in second.

Avg. Rating 3.2 (42 votes)
Your Rating
roja21

roja21 reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Sep 19, 2009

Not bad, but better ones are available. I prefer www.lookeen.net which is a great tool, and very fast and reliable.

moserw

moserw reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Jul 7, 2008

Not as good as Google Desktop which just blows the competition away. X1 is very good, but its strengths have not been integrated into Yahoo efficiently.

http://www.nela.in/

minasinahanmetehe

minasinahanmetehe reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Dec 13, 2005

I have used lot of search tools (starting from Wilbur, which existed long ago before Google and others came).
The preview feature is "the killer item" for me.
Nice surprise that both view ans search works also with AutoCad, OpenOffice files etc.
Google is a pale text app compared to Yahoo.
I am just fan of well working apps. without preference to any clan or group. Yahoo works fine and is a very good application.
I tried Copernic half ear ago, but I selected Yahoo instead.

ZenWarrior

ZenWarrior reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Dec 8, 2005

After using Copernic, Google, and the rest of the lot, when I want to find a file quickly I always can with YDS. I don't know about support because I've yet to need any.

As for resources, what I do is have it load at start-up and run a few minutes to index anything I've added since the previous start-up, and then close it out. Using it that way, I see essentially zero resources used and I can always find what I need.

philosopherdog

philosopherdog reviewed v1.2 Build 1852je on Dec 8, 2005

I've been using YDS for a while now. I think it's far superior to Google. For starters, Google will only include the first 500 words of a document in your search. Also, I hate the fact that it keeps a cached version of deleted documents. It might be really handy for some people, but it bugs me. I've also checked out Copernic, which I think is very good. I like it's small foot print, and it seems really stable. The main reason I don't use Copernic is that they're very conservative with PDF files. If there is any sort of restriction on the file you are not permitted to search its content. This is not the case with YDS. Anyhow, YDS I find is a brilliant piece of software. It might not search Opera mail, or whatever, but whatever. I guess everything can't be supported. My main complaint with it is that they have poor support. Their forum is really poor. There's little information on their main page. Indeed, you can't even tell that they have a new version if you go to their page! Poor support. Anyhow, check it out. Or check out Copernic, also quite good.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.2 Build 1852jc on Oct 1, 2005

Copernic Desktop Search.

For my purposes Copernic is 95% perfect. The only thing I could even come up with is to have Videos shrink to fit the Copernic window especially with High-Definition files.
http://fileforum.betanew...top_Search/1094098345/1

rijp

rijp reviewed v1.2 Build 1852jc on Sep 28, 2005

While I can't give the Yahoo DS high marks either, no DS searches "on the fly". Not sure what that's about, but its just plain wrong. I have been testing ALL the DS and the best one is Copernic, which requires some background to index files and update email. It does everything great. What it DOES NOT do is Notes in Outlook, something you would use on an exchange server. So that sucks. But other than that, its fast, low memory requirement, and its full feature. The other DS DO NOT do global address book, like Microsoft which does Notes. Yahoo does do Global address book, no Notes, but the interface is really bad. Its very ugly and hard to use, you have to customize each window, so contacts can be set one way, Emails another way, and Files another.. If you change one to suit your likes, the others will have to be manually done. Its still beta, but it has a looooong way to go.

Google is at the bottom of the list, its very basic, does nothing. A few files on your computer.. yeah, that's handy, not.

otonet

otonet reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 25, 2005

Yahoo! Desktop Search (Y!DS) is based on X1 Search.
The latest beta (v5.1) of X1 supports Mozilla/Thunderbird mail. I don't know what version of X1 was used for Y!DS, but maybe
when X1 5.1 will be released, also Y!DS will be updated.
But don't count on it; otherwise, why would people need to buy X1?

rozaray25

rozaray25 reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 24, 2005

Yahoo! desktop search is the best out of them all! Go Yahoo!

offmdan

offmdan reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 24, 2005

Still no go for Thunderbird or Opera. Thumbs down!

Copernic Desktop Search is best with great support.
GoogleDS comes in second.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 24, 2005

I can't give this a high score because it does not index "on-the-fly" which I consider a necessity.

It has great potential and I may use it if they add this feature.

I use Copernic Desktop Search 1.5 Beta. I have had no problems with this and any improvements I would make are minor.

yokozuna

yokozuna reviewed vBeta 1.1 on Mar 24, 2005

Contrary to many enthusiastic reviews my experience with Yahoo! Desktop Search is rather bitter. First of all it made my machine pretty slow, secondly it had problems with non Latin characters (maybe Americans do not need them...;-)), thirdly it had problems with opening some formats. Came back to Copernic Desktop Search 1.2 http://www.copernic.com/...sktop-search/index.html (there is a newer, beta version of CDS, but it seems to be quite buggy). I wrote two e-mails to Yahoo, but nobody responded.

robmanic44

robmanic44 reviewed vBeta on Mar 19, 2005

I've been using Copernic Pro and Copernic Agent for years, but this is a lot better than their Desktop Search. I'm really surprised at how easy this is to use.

zridling

zridling reviewed vBeta on Mar 17, 2005

Exact same app as X1 except it doesn't search Outlook email and Network drives. Fantastic!

csb.milky

csb.milky reviewed vBeta on Mar 11, 2005

If they add plug-in support it's perfect.

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