So I've tested Copernic Desktop Search. It's a free download from www.copernic.com. My conclusion: I greatly prefer it to X1, which I paid $99 for earlier this year. Copernic has a way better user interface, is far easier to use, and clusters "hits" in nice date range groups. The only downside is it seems to take more CPU indexing my hard drive in the background. X1 didn't make an observable difference in my computer speed.
I like Copernic so much that I sent this email today to all the employees of Infobase Ventures portfolio companies:
The Tivo/Netflix deal rumors added to each company's stock price today. Tivo now has 1.9 million subscribers; they are projecting 3 million by the end of this fiscal year. The company's market cap is about $407 million today. Their 52 week high is 2 1/2 times that. The stock price has been hammered because there is so much competition in the DVR market.
LinkedIn.com, my favorite business networking tool, has just passed one million members. I started using it last November, and was the 4th person in the Provo, UT area. Now there are more than 1,200 members in the Provo area. I am the "most LinkedIn" person in Utah, with 236 connections. But that's nothing. Thomas Power, from the UK, has 3688 connections. He's been a full-time business networker for several years.
I got this email today: