Ask Improves Desktop Search Client

Nov 3, 2005 • 9:13 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under - Ask Jeeves

It has been a while since I chatted about Ask Jeeves. Well last night they posted a new blog entry over at the Ask Jeeves blog named New AJDS Updates. In that entry they list out a list of changes made to the Ask Jeeves Desktop Search application.

-- Folder Indexing Preferences (choose what to index!)

-- Improved PDF indexing

-- Email attachment name indexing

-- Improved Zip file indexing

-- Enhanced previews for Office files

-- Indexing of iTunes metadata (search by title, artist, album, genre, and year)

-- Search term highlighting

-- Full Outlook Express support

-- Pause indexing (with new animated indexing graphic)

-- Improved stability overall

-- New homepage with most recently viewed files

-- Improved status callouts

-- Writely document search (yes, Web-based word processing a desktop search tool!)

And they hint to APIs coming soon at the end, "rest assured they are on the roadmap."

I started a thread at Cre8asite Forum and at Search Engine Watch Forum.

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