IdeaSolutions s.r.l. announces today the release of version 1.60 of Find Desktop, an electronic document manager for the Windows OS. Using Find Desktop, you can locate any bit of information in seconds. The program has a powerful search facility that enables you to search for a keyword or phrase in different types of electronic documents. These include Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF files, ZIP files, Outlook messages and attachment text files. Unique in this software is the ability to search in image documents, processed and indexed by the OCR text retrieval engine built in Find Desktop.
Find Desktop provides a centralized location for documents you want to include in your search scope. To make documents searchable, you must add them to Find Desktop and index. This is as simple as dragging appropriate items into the “indexed folders management” window with a mouse. As indexing doesn’t modify the file system, original files and folders remain the same. Along with textual documents, Find Desktop can index image documents. To do this, you must scan the image, process its TIFF copy with the inbuilt OCR text retrieval engine, and index the output text. The indexed image document becomes searchable. Find Desktop lets you add a textual annotation to the scanned image, which can also be used in the search. In addition to indexing, Find Desktop allows you to create fields to better classify documents.
Information search and retrieval with Find Desktop is remarkably easy. You need to type a search keyword or a phrase into the search box, located on top of the main window. For a complex search you can use various logical operators, such as AND, OR, W/n, to name a few. Find Desktop searches for the string through all indexed documents and lists the search results, which can be copied to clipboard or printed. The program highlights all found keywords in the text or image and displays the document with them. You can have the document printed with the highlights or without them. Find Desktop also allows you to perform a search in fields.
Find Desktop Features at a Glance:
• The OCR text retrieval engine to allow a search in image documents;
• Ability to search in Microsoft Office documents, Adobe PDF files, ZIP files, Outlook and Eudora messages and attachment text files;
• Inbuilt scanning facility that supports all Twain scanners;
• Advanced search options with logical operators;
• Highlighting of found keywords in the text or image document;
• Ability to create and manage LAN indexes;
• Virual searchable annotation on image files;
• Custom classification fields.
Pricing and Availability
Find Desktop runs under Windows 95/98/98SE/Me/NT/XP/2003. The program is available in two editions – Standard and Professional. The Standard edition costs $145 (USD); the Professional edition with the expanded functionality set costs $290 (USD). Registered customers are entitled to free updates and lifetime technical support.