Search Google Drive using a desktop search

As you may know, Google Desktop has been discontinued for a few years now as Google focuses on web apps. While most business people continue working with desktop computers, they need a strong search engine to find their local files & emails. Sometimes, they have stored files inside a Google Drive directory to show a client or bring home to work. Most people will forget that they’ve put a file there and try searching for it when coming back to the office.

With Copernic Desktop Search, it is possible to eliminate this problem if you install Google Drive directly on your computer. Once installed, simply tell Copernic Desktop Search to index it and you will be able to find that file again.

Many people use Google Drive or Dropbox and Windows Desktop Search default search engine does not allow you to search inside those folders. The full version of Copernic Desktop Search allows you to add any type of folder as long as it is mapped or shared.

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New Value Added Reseller Platform

copernic-authorized-reseller-2Copernic announced today that it is launching a new Value Added Reseller (VAR) Platform. With the globalization of our user base, Copernic chooses Avangate as Global eCommerce Provider to support the growth of its Value Added Reseller Program.

Avangate’s eCommerce solution facilitates the management of online software sales on a worldwide scale. Copernic eCommerce specialists, valued primarily the marketing and partners tools which are easy to use and to set up. Avangate’s multi-language language shopping cart with the support of a multitude of payment methods was definitely a plus when it came to choosing a solution.

Now, we would like to invite all our resellers to subscribe to the new platform.

To learn more about Copernic Value Added Reseller Program.

 

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Search inside Dropbox files

Did you know that you can search your Dropbox files with Copernic Desktop Search?

A lot of us use it to store files, documents and PDFs, but it is always hard to find anything inside your Dropbox if you do not keep it organized. That’s when Copernic Desktop Search comes in. The full version allows you to search inside your Dropbox folder.

After you have downloaded Copernic Desktop Search.

Simply, install Dropbox on your computer.

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Then, Open Copernic Desktop Search. Go into the menu, select Tools – Options – Files. Click Add and select your Dropbox folder.

Launch the indexation and you will be able to search your Dropbox folder.

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Where does the Desktop Search market stands?

It all started 10 years ago with Copernic has one of the initial players in the Desktop Search market. Since then, many companies have come on the market and left and others decided to discontinue their product. Currently, there are only a few vendors left and where are they heading?

As for Copernic, users all over the world use documents and emails on a daily basis that are still on their local computer. As per our case study about the deployment of Copernic Desktop Search at Mercer, 40% of employees cannot find the information they need to do their job. Another revealing statistic is that users can spend up to 20% of their time downloading and filing information both locally and on the corporate network.

Yes, the cloud computing is gaining a lot of shares in the personal computer industry, but the trend for the computer desktop & server manufacturing industry is positive as it is growing. Businesses are investing in new infrastructure for their employees to become more productive and efficient. According to Mercer, that’s when a search solution where you can find your local data as well as your network data becomes crucial.

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Desktop Search Version 4.3 is now available

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Today,Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.3.0.). This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability.

 

 

 

Changes & Improvements:

  • Added Thumbnail view for the search results list
  • Added a new command line allowing the program to be minimized at start-up (/tray)
  • Added the option to select the fields in the header of the preview pane
  • Added the function to preview icons (.ico) in the result list
  • Added the option to block software update (through GPO)
  • Added the option to block the automatic software update for GPOs
  • Added the option to skip the introduction on the initial start for GPOs
  • Added the option to Copy inside the contextual menu for email items
  • Saving the suggestion list dimensions for text refine fields
  • Improved the configuration saving process
  • Improved loading of the emails tree inside the options and refine fields
  • Improved email subject indexation for attachments
  • Improved connection for MAPI protocol (Outlook & Thunderbird)
  • Improved performance to show a large image preview
  • Microsoft Outlook component no longer loads when Outlook cannot be added as a source
  • Improved results lists rendering

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Version 4.3. – Early Access Update Program Only

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search EAUP available. (4.3.0.).

Changes & Improvements

  • Added Thumbnail view for the search results list
  • Added a new command line allowing the program to be minimized at start-up (/tray)
  • Added the option to block software update (through GPO)
  • Added the option to Copy inside the contextual menu for email items
  • Improved email subject indexation for attachments
  • Improved connection for MAPI protocol (Outlook & Thunderbird)
  • Improved performance to show a large image preview
  • Microsoft Outlook component no longer loads when Outlook cannot be added as a source
  • Improved results lists rendering

Fixes

  • Fixed start-up issue when resizing causing an “OutOfMemoryException” error
  • Fixed licensing issue when entering an invalid serial number
  • Fixed GPO issue when the program could not access specific policies
  • Fixed multiple actions issue on documents
  • Fixed issue related to “Index not available” error message
  • Fixed several minor issues

To subscribe to our Early Access Update program, go inside Copernic Desktop Search. In the menu select: Tools – Options – Advanced. Under the Advanced Options tab, in the Others section, Check: Join the Early Access Updates Program.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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Using AND or OR operators to search Outlook

Many users ask us: Is there a way I can search using AND and OR operators to search Microsoft Outlook?

Using Copernic Desktop Search, you can build complex query to search emails inside Microsoft Outlook.

The AND operator: Finds emails that contains all of the specified words.
Exemple: business AND meeting.
Copernic Desktop Search will find documents that contains both “business” and “meeting”.

The OR operator: Finds emails that contains at least one of the specified words.
Exemple: meeting OR appointement.
Copernic Desktop Search will find documents that include either one of the two terms or both.

 

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Desktop Search for your company

Today, we are pleased to announce a new section on our website. We are now offering an Entreprise section to www.copernic.com.

Copernic Desktop Search has been beneficial to over 4,000,000 users and the business world can now also benefit from it.

According to International Data Corporation, their survey reveals that information worker, you, spend most of their time performing document-related activity. Here are some interesting facts on how workers spend their time:

  • 5 hours/week searching for documents.
  • 2.3 hours/week searching for, but not finding documents

That’s at least 2.3 hours of hours wasted per week for having not the appropriate tools. According to their studies, time wasted in document creation and management activities costs the organization $ 9,071 per information worker per week. That’s a lot in a year when you can install a tool, such as Copernic Desktop Search, for the price of $ 64.90 USD per license. The Return on Investment calculation is easily made.

You can chat with our Product Specialist if you have any questions.

 

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Version 4.2.0 is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.2.0.).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS.

Changes & Improvements

  • Improved PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint file extractors
    • Fixed text superposition issue for PDF documents
    • Fixed indexation issue for PDF and Word documents
    • Fixed indexation issue for special characters for PDF documents
    • Fixed stack overflow issue for ODS, Word and PowerPoint documents
  • Added “Browser” refine criteria for History and Favorites categories
  • Improved search speed for the File Name refine field
  • Added the option to Search as you type
  • Added the feature to automatically select the entire text when the search bar or refinement is selected
  • Added the feature to show the refine field history when selected
  • Added a gray border on the interface to increase the contrast on white background
  • Improved interface to standardize the header in the Preview Pane
  • Improved the integration with external links inside the application; the default browser is now used
  • Added credentials for connections requiring proxy
  • Improved Feedback window to allow users to contact different Copernic departments (Help > Give us Feedback…)
  • Added validation to ignore key events not originating from the keyboard

Fixes

  • Fixed configuration issue for archives files indexation
  • Fixed licensing issue when installing a software update
  • Fixed index directory display issue in the options pane
  • Fixed date sorting issue
  • Fixed display issue for icons with extensions longer than 5 characters
  • Fixed issue when the index is no longer available
  • Fixed issue when starting the application when the index file is locked by another software
  • Fixed error message inside the Lite version when serial number is invalid
  • Fixed an issue when moving the index
  • Fixed an issue with opening and printing sub-documents for Microsoft Outlook documents
  • Fixed issue when starting the application when some Windows folders are invalid
  • Fixed an issue when calling the COM function
  • Fixed issues when starting the application
  • Fixed user interface issue when the interface is expended
  • Fixed user interface issue in the Preview Pane header
  • Fixed user interface issue when the Windows task bar is configured to auto-hide
  • Fixed losing configuration issue when updating from previous version
  • Fixed saving issue when using a different calendar then the Gregorian one
  • Fixed user interface issue when an image is contained inside a resource
  • Fixed issue with links to Copernic’s website in the application
  • Fixed user interface issue in Standard View when the user was adding or removing another column
  • Fixed issue with the preview and copy of RSS feeds
  • Fixed issue with temporary files used for previews (Read Only)
  • Fixed display issue with the indexing status
  • Fixed updating issue with non-administrator account
  • Fixed several minor issues

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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End of Support for Copernic Agent

After many years, support for Copernic Agent ended on January 31st 2014. The various engines behind Copernic Agent are no longer updated or fixed.

Since September 30th 2014, all versions of Copernic Agent are no longer available for download or purchase. Copernic no longer supports, updates or provide technical support for Copernic Agent.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us directly.

Thanks again to all of our users.

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Early Access Update Version 4.2

Today, Copernic released a version for the Early Access Update Program for Copernic Desktop Search (4.2).

Changes & Improvements

  • Improved PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint file extractors
    • Fixed text superposition issue for PDF documents
    • Fixed indexation issue for PDF and Word documents
    • Fixed indexation issue for special characters for PDF documents
    • Fixed stack overflow issue for ODS, Word and PowerPoint documents
  • Added “Browser” refine criteria for History and Favorites categories

Fixes

  • Fixed configuration issue for archives files indexation
  • Fixed licensing issue when installing a software update
  • Fixed index directory display issue in the options pane
  • Fixed date sorting issue
  • Fixed display issue for icons with extensions longer than 5 characters
  • Fixed issue when the index is no longer available
  • Fixed issue when starting the application when the index file is locked by another software
  • Fixed error message inside the Lite version when serial number is invalid
  • Fixed an issue when moving the index
  • Fixed an issue with opening and printing sub-documents for Microsoft Outlook documents
  • Fixed issue when starting the application when some Windows folders are invalid
  • Fixed several minor issues

To update, if you already signed up to the program, you will be prompted inside the software.

How do I sign up?
Very easy. Inside the software, in the menu, go to Tools – Options – Advanced. Under Others, you can check the box next to “Join the Early Access Updates Program”.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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Early Access Updates Program

Get your updates before everybody else.

What is the Early Access Updates Program?
The EAUP allows you to get the updates and fixes before everybody else. These updates are still in testing mode but they are stable versions. It allows us to get feedback on future issues before it is released to all users. Copernic Desktop Search is, therefore, more stable when an official release is available.

How do I sign up?
Very easy. Inside the software, in the menu, go to Tools – Options – Advanced. Under Others, you can check the box next to “Join the Early Access Updates Program”. You no longer want to receive them, simply uncheck the box.

How does it work?
Once we release an early access update, you will be prompt inside the software to install the update. It is entirely up to you if you want to test it or not.

How can I send more feedback?
We always like your feedback about Copernic Desktop Search. Simply go to Help – Give us Feedback and enter the information along with your Log files.

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How do I search for a file on my computer?

To search for files on your computer using Copernic Desktop Search, press CTRL twice and the interface will pop-up.

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In the interface that opens up, you will see the search bar at the top, and the search results window in the top part of the screen with a preview pane at the bottom. You can start typing any keywords in the search bar and search results will start to appear. If you know the type of file you are searching for, then use the Files Tab to refine your search. You can even refine even more using the File Type criteria inside the Files Tab. Then, you can browse the search results and preview them without having to open the native application.

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By selecting a file in the search result list, you will automatically see a preview in the preview pane. You can enter a new keyword to find it in that specific file with the “Find” feature.

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Looking for a file on a network drive or external hard drive, you will need the full version. Also, you need to add the source you are looking for in the Copernic Desktop Search configuration. You need to go to Tools > Options > Files. Click “Add” and select your external source. From now on, its content will be indexed by Copernic Deskotp Search including subfolders.

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Version 4.1.2 is available

Today, Copernic released a new version of Copernic Desktop Search available (4.1.2).

This update is recommended for all users and improves the usability of CDS.

Changes & Improvements
Added the Early Update Access Program (Tools > Options > Advanced)
Added banner ads in the Trial and Lite versions
Added support for language files for GPO deployment
Added the action “Delete” in the contextual menu for Microsoft Outlook emails
Improved search launch when changing category when no keyword is entered in the search bar
Improved logging
Improved memory usage when previewing documents

Fixes
Fixed resizing columns issue when adding a column in the Standard view
Fixed errors during the installation process if a version 3 was incorrectly uninstalled
Fixed “Maximum File Size for indexing content” issue where the size of archives files were not taken into account
Fixed an issue with the option to index only the file name for archive files
Fixed errors when indexing the index folder
Fixed startup errors when a source file to be indexed is corrupted
Fixed errors while saving configuration file
Fixed an error when displaying thumbnails in the results list
Fixed an issue when saved searches are no longer available
Fixed an issue when the search history is no longer available
Fixed user interface error when changing screen resolution
Fixed a contextual menu issue when an exception
Fixed stability issues with some emails in Mozilla® Thunderbird™
Fixed indexing issue when starting the application where the documents are constantly reindexed
Fixed memory leak issue when browsing the search results list containing images
Fixed graphic issues in the interface
Fixed issue when starting the search engine
Fixed preview issue with archive files
Fixed several minor issues

To update, go to our download page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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