Tuesday, 27th June 2006
X1 Desktop Search For Enterprise Now Free
One of the very early desktop search players, have renamed X1 Desktop Editon to X1 Enterprise and made the program available for free. This enterprise edition is just that, available for an enterprise (if so desired). We had no trouble loading and running it on a single PC.
The "new" enterprise version includes several new features including:
+ bundled Yahoo! Toolbar
+ search calendars and tasks
+ drag and drop search results
+ real-time indexing
+ search off-line or archived email
+ integrated web search button allows searches to be extended to the Internet.
As you know, X1 technology also powers Yahoo Desktop Search (YDS). This program became available in Jan 2005 and was last enhanced in October 2005. YDS currently does not index or search network drives.
The format lists (what each program is capable of indexing) for Yahoo Desktop and X1 look just about identical. YDS can also index Yahoo Messenger Chats and your Yahoo Address Book. YDS also installs LiveWords from Yahoo.
When we went to load X1 Enterprise we were first asked if we wanted to download several Yahoo products including the Yahoo toolbar and also change our home page to Yahoo. The X1 UI includes a link to Yahoo Search.
It's a challenge (impossible? no way, geeks can do whatever needed) to have YDS and X1 Enterprise on your system at the same time.
For the rest of us, if you have X1 on your system and want to try Yahoo Desktop, a warning appears asking the user to remove X1 and then install the Yahoo tool.
Interestingly, a download of YDS also includes a link (upper right side of UI) inviting you to try X1 Enterprise.
We've always been very impressed with X1 minus copying and pasting from documents. Since PDF's and PPT's are saved (when indexed) as image files, cutting and pasting from them is a challenge and not as easy as with Copernic Desktop Search and others.
UI Screen Caps: YDS ||| X1 Enterprise
Thanks to Searchblog for the news tip.