It always struck me as quite ironic that I can search the Internet faster than my own hard drive, and that the results of a Google search are always so much easier to understand, as opposed to a huge list of filenames that I need to sort through.
I first came across Filehand quite some time ago, and have been using it myself more or less on a daily basis.
The good news is that there’s a new version of Filehand. The really good news is that it’s now completely free!
Filehand Search 2.0 is a great tool for bringing the power of Internet-style searching to your own computer.
Using Filehand Search you can find information stored in your computer system with the same ease and speed that you find information on the Internet using search engine sites such as Google and Yahoo!.
If you’ve tried other programs to find files on your computer, you were probably disappointed by the performance, lack of flexibility, and complicated interfaces. Worse still, many of them consume all of the processor and memory resources of your computer, and can slow it down to a crawl. Not good.
Not so with Filehand Search.
Aside from filenames, the software can also search the contents of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, PDF, HTML, and simple text files.
The new version can also handle Outlook items, including e-mail, contacts, notes, and appointments.
And did I mention that fact that it’s free?
This is one of those applications that I guarantee you want on your system. Further details are available from the Filehand Web site.