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August 04, 2005 08:00 ET

Copernic Desktop Search Version 1.6 Officially Released; Searches Emails, Files, Music, Pictures, and Videos Directly From IE and Firefox Browsers

BOSTON--(CCNMatthews - Aug 4, 2005) -

Copernic announced today the official launch of its new and improved desktop search product, Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) version 1.6. This production release, launched after five weeks of extensive beta testing, contains important enhancements to the company's flagship product.

Critically-acclaimed since its introduction, previous versions of CDS have collected prestigious awards such as CNET Editors' Choice, LAPTOP Magazine's Editors' Choice, and "Best Desktop Search" from Pandia Search. More recently, CDS was honored by PC World with a 2005 World Class Award for Desktop Search Software. Additionally, in one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind to date, CDS 1.5 was ranked number one out of 12 desktop search products reviewed in the University of Wisconsin's E-Business Consortium's "Benchmark Study of Desktop Search Tools."

The final release of CDS 1.6 features a new CDS toolbar that seamlessly integrates with both IE and Firefox browsers, automatic suspension of indexing when laptops are running on battery power, a completely redesigned deskbar user interface, and many other usability and performance enhancements. Also announced for the first time is a Spanish language version of CDS 1.6.

A posting on commented that "Copernic has done it again with 1.6 - Now you can search your Outlook emails, Web history, music, and everything else from Firefox browser...Firefox is gaining prominence and with CDS 1.6, Copernic developers are making sure that no distinction is made among IE and Firefox users."

"Copernic is gaining momentum in the battle for the desktop," said David M. Burns, CEO of Copernic. "CDS continues to get rave reviews from press, analysts, consultants, bloggers, and users, and to win many comparative product reviews and benchmark studies. CDS is acknowledged by search savvy industry insiders as the desktop search against which all others are judged."

"Our job is to keep making CDS better and better," said Eric Bouchard, EVP of Products for Copernic. "We have a real vision for where we want to take desktop search and are starting to move the product in that direction. Users who are passionate about desktop search will certainly want to keep watching Copernic."

About Copernic Desktop Search

CDS brings the power of a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use search engine right to the user's PC and allows for instant searching of files, e-mails, and e-mail attachments stored anywhere on a PC hard drive. Using a streamlined, intuitive user interface, CDS executes sub-second searching of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, Acrobat PDF's, all popular music, picture and video formats, contacts, browser history, and favorites. With seven separate technology patents pending, CDS represents the state of the art in desktop search design.

CDS 1.6 works with Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP and Internet Explorer 5.0 or later. It can be downloaded for free from More information about what's new in CDS is available on the product Web site.

About Copernic

Copernic develops cutting-edge search and information management solutions that enable home and business PC users to maximize their information assets and become more efficient and proactive in their daily lives. The company is dedicated to providing its customers with cost-effective Web and desktop search technology that enables better decision-making and increased productivity. All Copernic products feature simple fast downloading, automatic installation, and the most ease-of-use in the industry. With unique and powerful product features, Copernic is the name that consumers and professionals trust to deliver the highest quality search products. For more information, please visit

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