Wednesday, June 28, 2006

X1 desktop search is now free

I’ve been using X1 as my search client for a long time.  Recently I switched to Google Desktop because I was having some problems with X1 crashing; after 2 days, I switched right back to X1.  Although it used to cost around $70 for a single user license, X1 for a personal computer is now offered for free — I originally paid for it and for the number of times that it has found things in my e-mail that I thought were forever missing, I would gladly pay for it again.

If you are looking for a great, free desktop searching client, I highly recommend X1.



Gordon Gray said...

X1 is great - I've used it for some years now and have about 10,000 documents - mainly .doc, .ppt and .pdf -- all indexed and instantly locatable despite a rather soft system of folders. In fact I no longer bother with fine tuning folders - I just use X1 to find the document.
Personally I don't use it much for email - my main activity is research rather than interaction.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realise until after I had visited the X1 website that this is "Windows-only".

Ross said...

That's my mistake -- yes, X1 is Windows only. If Windows had something natively as cool as Spotlight on OSX, there would be no need for X1.