An enthusiastic customer recently sent us an email:
Hi guys, please include the keywords “desktop search” on your home page so people may actually find your product when searching for a desktop search program. (All your competitors are named things like Google|Yahoo|Windows Desktop Search.)
Hope this little tip will help you and your users!
It’s really nice to receive comments like this, people WANT us to be found, but I’ve never really thought about FileLocator Pro or Agent Ransack as Desktop Search products. So, what is Desktop Search? A quick search of the Internet highlights a large number of different uses:
Desktop Search vs Mobile Search: Distinguishing between Internet searches that are performed by someone sitting at a traditional Desktop computer as opposed to someone searching the Internet using a mobile device such as a smart phone.
Desktop Search vs Internet Search: Distinguishing between someone searching files on a local computer as opposed to someone searching the Internet.
Other: And then you get some examples that really confuse the terminology. Bing Desktop is a Microsoft desktop app that allows people to quickly search the Internet, via their desktop. Google Desktop Search is (was) a desktop app written by Google for searching files on their local computer.
So, what do I think Desktop Search is? Well, let’s break it down… Continue reading