Goodbye Lookout already

Last month, I blogged that I went back to using Lookout for email search after X1 got so slow, buggy and unstable that I couldn’t stand it anymore.

I went to Lookout thinking of it as a temporary thing, until I found something I liked better. Maybe I have. It’s just as well, because a few days Lookout stopped working giving me an error message that the support forums said meant I needed to reindex everything.

Now I’m trying Copernic Desktop Search 2.0 beta…it’s free, and it pretty good.

Very fast, very pretty interface. Much, much faster than the 1.0 versions which is the main reason I didn’t like it before. It indexes everything, but it’s nice about only indexing when the system is idle so it doesn’t get in the way. And more importantly, when I want to search I don’t get annoying error messages instead of my results.

My only complaint is that it doesn’t index .PST files that aren’t loaded in Outlook the way X1 did, but I’m living without that for now.

One of these days I’ll find something I really like and will stick with it…

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