Google Desktop Search Discontinued
Those who were long time users of Google Desktop will know that the development of the search tool was discontinued in September of 2011. Although it is still available to download from some sites, updates and user support have also been discontinued, which makes using the tool risky. If you’re currently using Windows 8 or a more recent version of Windows you’re more at risk if trying to use Google Desktop. Google pulled the plug on Google desktop before Windows 8 was even launched to the public. This makes it a very bad idea to try to install Google Desktop onto Windows 8. With it being discontinued before Windows 8 was even launched, means Google never even had considered how it would work on this version of Windows. There is, however, no need to panic. Many alternative search tools such as Lookeen have been developed that offer many of the most loved features found in Google’s offering.
Lookeen Offers Faster Search Functions
People who appreciated the ease of use of the Google Desktop Search functions will not be disappointed by Lookeen: The Lookeen search tool is integrated into the Windows System Tray, onto your desktop, or directly into Outlook, making access to search very simple. The lightning fast real time indexing means you can browse all up to date local folders and network paths quickly and easily.
Better Display of Search Results
Those unconvinced by the simplistic display of search results in Google Desktop Search will find the perfect solution in Lookeen. An integrated preview window allows all users to quickly view all document types in full fidelity, and the highlighting of key words makes key information easy to find.
||Lookeen Desktop Search
||Stand alone Software, Outlook integration possible
||Over 25 filters and categories
|File size indexed
||First 10,000 characters only
||Unlimited number of files
||Up to 10,000 files
||All Outlook email attachments
||Full fidelity preview of Office documents, PDF, images and more
||All text documents eg. .docx .xlsx .txt
||Free technical support within 3 business days
||No longer available
|Privacy and security
||Your information is secure and never shared externally
||Tracks all searches and maintains cache of index
Try Lookeen out for yourself with Lookeen Free to see how great search can help you make the most of your day.
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