To help our users, we came up with a list of different tips that could allow them to use Copernic Desktop Search efficiently, with ease and could also save our users some time.
10 Time Saving Tips with Copernic Desktop Search
- Enable “search as you type”
The search as you type option, when enabled, lets CDS launch searches and retrieve results as you type your search query. You can enable it by selecting Tools/Options/Advanced and check the “search as you type” option. In the Professional and Corporate version, this option is set by default.
- Save your frequent searches to retrieve them in a click
This fonction is located on the left hand side of the interface or in the option bar under “My Searches”. This tool is useful when you search often for the same subject. You can retrieve the results in just one click. It is fast and useful for your ongoing subjects.
- Act on results from the preview pane
This will allow you to open, for example an email, without having to open the native software applications beforehand. You will be able to reply to this email directly from the preview pane just by clicking the reply button.
- Enable the Deskbar
Use the Deskbar so you don’t have to open CDS’ main window. Type in your keyword, press enter and the CDS Deskbar will display the results. If your “search as you type” option is enabled you will have an even more efficient deskbar.
- Enable “on the fly indexing”
This option is found when you select Tools/Options/Indexing & performance. It lets your index always stay up to date with any new or modified file. With this option enabled, you will be able to search the files you just added without having to force an index update.
- Set your own indexing preferences
Still in the Indexing & performance tab, you can set the index in order for it to be updated daily at a time of day where you don’t use the computer so it does not slow you down. This is also called “Scheduled indexing” and is set to be launched daily by default.
- Set your indexing performance options
There is also an option in the Indexing & Performance tab that sets your indexing performance so CDS does not use your resources while you are working with your computer. You can change the time delay of this option to your convenience.
- Enable “did you mean”
By enabling this option, CDS will make some suggestions that show you the words in your index that is closest to what you have typed and that would provide you with more results. This option might be useful when you are not sure about the spelling of a word.
- Enable the “remember search terms” option
This option can remember your 10 last searches and retrieve the results in one click. You can use this option in the refine section of the category you wish to search, just use the drop down list and select the keyword needed. Simple and practical, you will find what you need in a flash.
- Deploy through all your network at once with GPOs
With Copernic Desktop Search Corporate, it is easy to deploy it to a wide range of users at once. This can be performed with the GPO settings that let you customize the tool for everyone and push it to each PC on your network in one single setup.
CDS can be entirely configured to your liking, from the UI layout to the indexing performances. You can also add file types to the list of default types that are indexed. It is a complete desktop search tool with multiple different features that help you save time on a day to day basis and setting it up following your preferences may really help you save even more time!
Play with it, set it up, and like many other software, the more you use it, the more you discover it and appreciate it!!