Tag Archives: AltaVista

The Fish That Was Ahead of Its Time

By | May 3, 2006

This is old news but it still comes as something of a shock to me: You have probably never heard of Enfish but you see its legacy in every desktop search program you’ll come across. That’s because the company helped promote the idea that searching your own files was as useful an activity as searching the Internet. This… Read More »

The Fish That Was Ahead of Its Time

By | May 3, 2006

Dear Enfish Customers, As of November 1, 2005, Enfish Software will no
longer sell its own products, but rather license its technology and patents
to others. I am pleased to report that Enfish Software has completed its
first licensing agreement with EasyReach Corporation. EasyReach is an
exciting company which launched at DEMOfall 2005 one month ago.
Furthermore, EasyReach has released a new version of the product
which is available for free to all users who have purchased Enfish Find or
Professional. Many of you have received free, or beta versions of the
product over the years, and as such may not be in the purchase
database. If you fall

The New Search Wars

By | August 4, 2004

Search is getting big again. Will it work this time around? Programs that search your hard drive have been around for a while, but few of them seem to last. There was Magellan, askSam (OK, still around, sort of), Altavista’s Desktop Search, dtSearch (still going strong) and Enfish (still around, barely breathing). That was in the 1990s. But… Read More »

Google The Portal?

By | December 13, 2003

At what point does Google stop being a search engine and start being what we used to call a Portal? Or has it already happened? Yesterday it announced a new search feature for tracking shipments via Federal Express and United Parcel Service. Type in your tracking number into Google and it will take you directly to the relevant… Read More »