Don’t you just love those little programs that do that one small thing, oh so perfectly? (Remember the Norton User Access Control tool?). Well, this little program is also just as awesomeous.
So what does Everything do? Simply put, it is the fastest desktop file indexer and search engine I’ve seen till date.
Here’s what it does:
- First it indexes all the files in your system
- …and now its ready to search
There, its that simple. So whats so good about it? Well, for one thing, it indexes really really quickly. And it does it better than even Vista’s search functionality. I believe its magic lies in the NTFS indexing feature, which for some reason even Vista doesn’t use as well.
For example, I searched for the file ‘bebot’ in my system.
Vista returned no results.
While Everything got it in hairsplits of seconds:
Another really super feature is that it doesn’t take any time at all to refresh the locations (That NTFS index magic I think). Here, I moved the Bebot.mp3 file into a subfolder. And hey presto, the path was updated. Ma-ma-magic!
Other cool features include:
- Searching by Case
- Search using Regular Expressions
- Ability to launch a HTTP Web Server to search using Everything
- Ability to Start an ETP Server, or connect to another ETP Server, so you can search remote computers as if you were searching your own
- Oh, installation size? 334KB
My take: Damn useful. Get it now. Why wasn’t Vista search like this?
[ad#Horizontal G Ads]