DeskRule helps you find stuff on your desktop. Unlike other desktop search engines that are limited to simple filename or file content searches, DeskRule can search using any of the 300 available system properties, e.g. you can search for:
- Top Rated pictures
- Audio tracks by Artist
- PDF/Office documents by Tags, Author or contained keywords
- photos shot in Australia (GPS)
- photos of your kids (People)
- DLLs installed by Microsoft (Company)
- … and also search by plain Name and Content if you wish!
DeskRule uses the windows search index for speed and has its own robust search engine as a backup, ensuring that if the document is there somewhere, it will be found for you!
Here is an example of rich attribute search. Using a map helper DeskRule can find photos you shot anywhere in the world using geotags. If your pictures contain GPS longitude/latitude information, you can find pictures you did in New York or even in Central park
DeskRule can show a preview of the documents, pictures, media and other files found with all the attributes you queried for, helping you understand the results. It is fully shell integrated so you can act on the files found like in your windows explorer
DeskRule has a simple user interface. There are a number of demo videos available to help you make the most of the program. For an overview demo video please go to: http://zabkat.com/deskrule/video/overview.htm
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Reviews for DeskRule Lite
More often than not, you always want to improve your experience using your personal computer. You can do so by installing utility software depending on what they offer. In the case of DeskRule Lite, it promises to help you locate any type of file on your machine with its handy features. I have used the software and here is my take.
From a general point of view, the program seems easy to use. The arrangement of the features and different options eliminates any form of clutter. In order to fully enjoy DeskRule Lite’s features, you may have to index your computer, but it is not mandatory.
Useful Search Options
If you always end up spending a lot of time searching for specific files on your computer, that will end the time you install DeskRule Lite on your machine. The program comes loaded with five important features that will surely help you find what you are looking for within the shortest time possible. That is, the features include choosing the search directory, search by name, content, or date modified, and an option to filter the results using your preferred name.
Very Handy Preview Feature
After specifying the above options, you will get your search results. In order to be sure you have got the right file, you can click on a file and preview it using the Preview option on the right hand side bar. In turn, you can go ahead and open the file by double-clicking on a file.
Ability to Set New Search Rules
In addition to the default search rules that come with DeskRule Lite, you have the option to specify your new rule from a wide range of options based on different properties like whether it is a music, video, image, software or document. With your new rule set, you will enjoy even faster searching times.
Freezes During Some Searches
Right from the get go, DeskRule Lite states that it uses Windows Indexing and Search feature. After doing a couple of searches in the C directory, I changed the search directory to my other partition. After specifying the search term, not only did the software alert me on how I can improve the search speed by indexing the partition, but it also froze. However, the problem becomes less frequent with continued use.
Less Intuitive Interface
I highly regard software packages that ensure users enjoy the experience using them. In the case of DeskRule Lite, I missed an interactive interface especially in my first searches whereby I had to stare at a blank main window space. The progress of the searches was only captured at the bottom bar of the window on both ends.
No Auto-Populate Search Results
When using the in-built Windows search option, you would notice that it auto-populates the search area as you continue typing. Although DeskRule Lite uses the same indexing approach, I had to complete typing my search terms then hit the return key before the program starts to search for the relevant files.
DeskRule Lite comes across as an application that wants to capitalize on the Windows in-built indexing and searching feature. The default search rules on the program’s interface would help you find a file within a relatively short time. Despite its flawless, the package is still worth downloading.
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A lot of your reviews indicate “freezes” for the software available here. I used to have that experience with win98 and winMillions of Errors, but my security and removal practices changed as I understood Microsoft’s failed thought practices more. Now with win7, the last Microsoft OS platform I’ll own, I never experience freezes. So who cares, right? Well, some maybe. This common problem stated in numerous of your reviews may be your system, not the software(s). Are you using a fresh machine for these trails? The problem maybe your overused PC.
As for the offer here, it is disingenuous of authoring companies to offer software where the “free” license is canceled with subsequent update installs. Why not be genuine with the users trying the software and turn off the update notification and turn off auto-up date. Otherwise, the current practice, as with this software, is more akin to deceptive trade than “free” trial. And, if you do not believe your product is good enough to induce subsequent purchase, except by slight of click, why give it away? Why write it in the first place?
If you want to be rich, write a new OS to push Microsoft into the shitter where it belongs. ©2016
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