The press release says the software can “search your hard drive in less than a second to pinpoint the right picture, email, music file, etc.” while “your computer won’t slow down at all”. You also “don’t have to worry about bugs, spyware, ads” and, most importantly for some, you won’t have to pay for it.
Copernic Search Desktop “has been designed primarily for desktop search beginners, who will appreciate the care, thought, and hundreds of hours that have gone into the simplified user interface design. Advanced users will want to check out the wide array of customizable search features.”
I tried out a beta version a few weeks back and was impressed. Copernic have had some great products in their time, although Google rather took the sting out of their main search program. I felt the interface for the version I tried did not make the best use of space and wasn’t quite up to their usual standards. Copernic took the suggestions gracefully and have promised changes in future versions. Definitely worth checking out.