Enterprise search firm Simplexo has launched a free desktop search tool which it claims will boost worker productivity and offer improved relevancy of searches in an easy-to-use product.
Simplexo Desktop uses the firm's tried and tested algorithms to search named web sites, as well as unstructured information including PDF files, spreadsheets and Word documents, in real time across the desktop, said the firm.
The Windows application is easy to install, and customers wishing to upgrade to the full Simplexo Enterprise to expand searches into structured data can do so without a reinstall.
Alistair Handyside, chief executive of Simplexo, argued that users soon become overwhelmed if they are forced to search applications one at a time.
"We believe Simplexo Desktop will significantly reduce the amount of time information workers spend looking for information," he said.
"We are responding to increasing demand for the ability to simultaneously and securely search huge and diverse data repositories, enabling rapid information discovery and accurate decision making, all from the desktop."
The new product has been designed to reduce the time spent filtering and reviewing results by categorising results according to content type and origin.
The tool also returns results based on phrases, where possible, rather than individual words, improving relevancy and therefore user productivity, according to the firm.
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