Who needs Filehand search?

You do!  Just about anyone who uses a computer needs Filehand Search.  Here's some examples of when you would use it:

You lose or misplace files

Almost everyone has downloaded a file and then forgotten where they put it.  Filehand Search always knows where your files are and shows you instantly.

You have lots of files and email items, especially PDF files

Disk space is getting cheaper all the time (see sidebar).  People are putting more and more files on their computer.

Many people have found it easier to download a file they know they already have rather than look for it again on the hard drive.  Filehand Search makes that unnecessary.

If you have hundreds or even thousands of PDF files on your disk, Filehand can search the just as quickly as if you had 10 files.

You are a computer novice and "don't get" how to move around your computer.

Let Filehand Search do the finding for you.  You don't have to know anything about where your files are stored.

You need to find a letter?  Search for the word "dear" and "sincerely" and you instantly find all your letters.  Add the name of the person and you narrow it down.

You are a researcher

These days, you can store whole encyclopedias on you disk.  Filehand helps you find the information you need, quickly.






You collect MP3s

Filehand Search finds the tags of MP3 files, including 3v1 and 3v2 tags.  This gives you a fast way to help organize your MP3s, even if you have thousands of them.  Need to find an MP3?  Just type in the artist name and part of the song or album, and Filehand Search finds it instantly.


What can you store on a disk?

It is not uncommon to see a 200GB drive on sale for $99 (after rebates, of course).  But what is a 200GB disk?  Here's a non-technical primer:

Take out a paperback novel.  Open up to any page, pick any line and count the number of letters, spaces, and punctuation marks on that line.  You'll count about 50-60, depending on the size of print.  A disk needs one byte to store each letter, number, space, or punctuation symbol.  So, that's 50-60 bytes needed to store one line from a novel.

Now, count the number of lines. You'll get about 35-40 or so.  That means that one each page, there are roughly 2000 characters.  If the book is 500 pages, then there are about 1 million characters in the book.

That sounds like a lot.  One million bytes are needed to store a whole book on a disk.

The disk mentioned above can store 200 billion bytes.  That's enough space to hold 200 thousand books.

A typical public library houses "only" 100,000 books.  One library would need only half of a $99 200GB disk!

And disks are getting bigger.  And you can have more than one disk.