When comparing Everything Search Tool vs Copernic Desktop Search, the Slant community recommends Everything Search Tool for most people. In the question“What are the best Windows tools for finding files?” Everything Search Tool is ranked 1st while Copernic Desktop Search is ranked 9th.
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Pro Quick searching and minimal resource usage
Pro Can filter results by type
You can specify whether you are searching for a file, folder, video, photo, etc.
Pro Small and portable
Full installation is not necessary, you can run as portable.
Pro Quick shortcuts possible
Easily open a new tab of everything OR AND bring your already open window to the foreground. F.E. ALT+L can be used to easily bring the search indexer in keyreach.
Pro Ability to search using REGEX
Pro Even includes Outlook .PST files
Reliably indexes and searches huge Outlook message stores (10GB or more). You can then filter by to/from, folder, content string, etc.
Pro Searches content, not just names
Con No result ranking
Despite allegedly being on the cusp of offering a ranking of the search result (since v.4.0), as of 7.0 this fundamental feature is still lacking.
Con Annual subscription
Since the launch of its 7.0 version, you now have to buy an annual subscription to use the software.