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We are all familiar searching the Internet with the multivarious search engines and directories available.
Searching a PC's hard drive is not so easy. Search functions in most windows applications are tremendously slow and limited in what file formats they can search through.

Review by Jeb Riordan

Wizetech Software has released version 2.16 of Archivarius 3000. Archivarius 3000 - is a full-featured application to search documents and e-mail on computer, local network and removable drives (CD, DVD and others). Documents can be searched by keyword or using query language, the same as in Internet search engines. While searching, the program automatically using all forms of words, which provide full-text documents search in eight languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and others.

The program will extract and save full information about documents. Even if the document is not physically accessible, Archivarius 3000 will find it by keywords and determine on which disk the required file is located on.

Archivarius 3000 has many time-saving features.
- Use the Query Builder to create complicated queries without any special knowledge.
- The Search Wizard will help to find documents by size, date and type in few steps.
- The Quick View function speeds up document overviews with highlighting query words, finding and printing needed fragments, even if the documents are not physically accessible.
Found documents can also be exported to text file or sent via e-mail.

Archivarius 3000 can access remote PCs via Internet. You can search and overview found documents and then download or send via e-mail the documents using any web browser when away from home or office.

The program supports all popular documents types from MS Office and PDF to TXT. It's possible to search in archives (ZIP, ACE, RAR, ARJ and others), in e-mail messages of Outlook, Outlook Express, The Bat!, Netscape and documents embedded in e-mail.

Downloading is as quick as your internet connection. Online purchase is possible and registration is a simple cut-and-paste operation from an email to the registration dialogue box.

When you use Archivarious 3000 for the first time the application needs to build an index of your hard drive. This index is a list of all words found in all documents and creating it can take some time. There is a wizard to help you through the setting up and indexing process. More than one index can be created. The indices are named and can be searched individually.

Indices can be created, rebuilt, changed and deleted.

The scheduling function allows automatic rebuilding of the indices. Very handy, I set mine to re-build the indices once per week and it only takes a few minutes and can be done in the background.

Searching documents is child's play; enter the query string, enter the index you want to search (or all), press 'enter'. And within seconds the results displayed.

Searching by document attributes is also possible, including, date of last modification, document type and document size.

The help documentation is concise but easy to read and understand.
email technical support is available.

You can download a fully- functional trial copy of Archivarius 3000 from the web site: http://www.wizetech.com/.
License for non-commercial private use costs $29.95 with special price for students at $19.95.

A very handy application for searching personal computers.
Archivarious 3000 from Wizetech Software
receives a PROJECTmagazine rating of

4 bananas out of a possible 5

 

But wait a minute! What's all this??
The big boys are getting in on the action. Google, Yahoo, MSN, even Ask Jeeves are all beta testing similar applications for personal computers. And they're all FREE. What ????

Google's desktop search tool operates within your browser, Yahoo's will be a stand-alone application and based on existing technology from X1 the email-search software application. MSN's will be incorporated in a toolbar and can search PDF files once a plug-in is installed.

So, the choice is yours!

Jeb Riordan © 2005. All rights reserved.

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