This is the information age. There is more information about everything available in many formats than ever before in the history of mankind. This would seem to be a great thing. However, looking and retrieving needed information, reviews, reports and other papers actually involves going back and forth between multiple resources. Current estimates by X1.com, an information search company, estimate that the average business person will spend about 50% of their day simply looking up this wealth of information to serve their clients. Adding different media sources to this conglomeration results in a time consuming process. Seizing upon this problem, X1.com delivered its first desktop search software to the business community in 2003.
X1, named after the first jet to exceed the speed of sound, has developed a suite of software that simplifies searches to one screen. The desktop software automatically searches hundreds of sources through the internet. It can run on desk top computers, laptops, and touch pads. This program can search databases stored in the cloud as well. The latest update of the program will search files in Exchange or SharePoint formats, too. All the user has to do is go to the software opening page and input their topic. Numerous searches will appear on the right side of the page, one after the other. Yes, this is something like Google, but without the advertisements and pop culture references. Desktop Search is designed so that business people using this product are able to free up time to complete more sales and provide more support to the bottom line.
X1 sells this product for a reasonable fee and provides technical support to all companies using their product. When this product was released in 2003, X1.com received industry awards for best new software program. Due to the development of virtual computers and servers, X1 has modified its software to easily handle the virtual systems in the same way as other desktop systems. Each year, X1 modifies and develops its software to handle the latest changes in technology.
The user of X1’s desktop search product is presented with a personal login and storage. The user is able to view a history of searches at his or her fingertips. Each search returns a list on the screen of results from the requested search. When the user decides to choose one of the result, the document opens up on the same screen for viewing. If the user is satisfied with his choice, he can move the document to its own screen for easier viewing. Emails and blogs are all available as search results. Our software readily sends emails and attachments; it works just as well for groups as for individual employees. It really is hard to remember what systems were used in the past once users learn X1’s desktop search software.
All in all, there is only one issue I can find with X1’s products. At this time, there is no version for Apple systems. X1’s Search 8 only works on PC computers for now.