Find the information you need on your computer instantly!

Update January, 2008: Added support for Vista.  Updates for Outlook coming soon.

Filehand Search 3.0: The simplest way to surf your computer!

Now it's FREE!  And 3.0 now supports Outlook and Zip files.

Simply download and register.  No ads, no catches.

Winner of the 2004 AND 2005 Shareware Industry Awards (best utility using .NET)!

"In order to meet my heavy daily data retrieval requirements, I have desperately tried all the "biggies of desktop search" -- Google, Copernic, MSN Toolbar, Lookout, Yahoo Desktop (X1), etc. Hands down, nothing compares to Filehand in terms of functionality, ease of use and resource utilization. It just works -- and that's what I need."

-- Dudley Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Burzynski Research Institute, Inc.

The best desktop search tool there is, Filehand Search is an indispensable tool for any computer user, from novice to expert.

Not only does Filehand Search 3.0 search your hard drive and network drives instantly, it shows you the information you need.  You don't have to poke around at all the search results to find the piece of information you're looking for.

Don't be fooled by snappy interfaces of other desktop search tools. Filehand Search displays the search results in order of relevance and displays the relevant extracts so you can find your information fast.

Just because the search is fast, that doesn't mean you can find the information you're looking for fast!
Feature  Filehand
Search 3.0
Google Desktop Search Lookout (Microsoft) Copernic
X1 Search DT Search
Results sorted by relevance Yes yes yes no no yes
Full scrollable extracts Yes no no no no yes
Full text search of documents Yes no no yes yes yes
PDF searching Yes yes no yes yes yes
Full Boolean searching Yes no yes yes yes yes
Outlook searching Yes yes yes yes yes yes
Intuitive user interface Yes yes You decide You decide You decide You decide
Can you find the information you are looking for, quickly? Yes! no no no no no
Price: Free! free free free $79 $199

With Filehand Search, you can:

  • Instantly search for files on your computer, by content..

  • See the extracts of the files you found, even for PDF files.

  • Scroll through the extracts so you can quickly find the information you're looking for.

  • Find the file you are looking for, even when many files match, because Filehand Search sorts the results by relevance.

  • Do complex boolean searches and searches by phrase.

  • Use it all the time because it is so simple to use!

Who needs it? You do...
  • For the "casual" or even "reluctant" computer user, you don't need to remember where those files are, or have to navigate through all those folders anymore. Just type in a couple of words and, voila, your file pops up.

  • For the professional: lawyer, doctor, engineer, professor,...: you probably have lot of documents, specifications, briefs.  And most of those are probably in PDF.  Filehand Search instantly finds the PDF and displays the extracts of the files in text.  You won't have to open the file to find the information you're looking for.  It will be right in front of you.

  • Students: Use Filehand Search to find your MP3 files and play them without looking all over for them.  Oh, and your homework paper you can't find.

Read what others say about Filehand Search.

  • Simple interface, just like internet search pages.

  • Search results ordered by relevance so the information you are looking for is likely near the top of the list.

  • Text extracts for each located file, even PDF and MP3 tags.  You can scroll the extract and quickly find what you are looking for without having to open the file.

  • Full "boolean" search using AND, OR, and NOT.

  • Search by quoted phrase.

  • Open the document, open the folder that the document is in, or drag-and-drop the document to another application, like an editor or MP3 player.

  • "Quick Query" window is small and you can leave it at the bottom of your screen for easy access.

  • "Hotkeys" so you can open Filehand Search from any application.

  • Friendly indexing won't interfere with your work.

  • Works for PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, text, MP3, HTML and MHT (archived HTML) files.

  • Search for documents in most Western and Middle Eastern languages.

Is this worth $99?  Sure it is.  Just for the amount of time you save.  But Filehand Search costs just $39! Now it's FREE! (why?)

This is the best piece of productivity software you can buy for your computer!  But don't take our word for it.  Read this review.

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Updated January 13, 2008