Copernic Wins Best Desktop Search Award From PC World

    June 1, 2005

With the major search engine players having introduced their versions of desktop search utilities, the interest in desktop search seems to have waned. However, just because the desktop search craze may have crested, that does not mean quality products aren’t still out there.

In their July magazine issue, PC World handed out their yearly World Class Awards. These awards honor products that fuse practicality with innovation, while demonstrating the constantly changing technology marketplace.

Copernic Wins Best Desktop Search Award

The winner of the 2005 World Class Award for desktop search was awarded to Copernic, developers of the very well received desktop search utility that goes by the same name. PC World’s award is not the only acknowledgment bestowed on Copernic either.

A recent study conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison E-business Institute evaluated a number of desktop search utilities in an effort to determine who has the best product. The study came to the conclusion that Copernic was the most well-balanced and easy to use desktop utility. In order to provide well-rounded results, the study tested each tool against a number of criterions. Copernic ranked at the top in four out of the six categories.

Harry McCracken, editor in chief of PC World, had this to say about Copernic’s award, “The ultimate buyers guide, World Class Awards set the standard for excellence in the high-tech and consumer electronics industries. From desktop publishers to travel routers to satellite radio and video instant messenger services, the editors reward the finest products and most outstanding performers in this annual award program. Congratulations to Copernic Desktop Search.”

The magazine featuring the World Class Awards will be available at newsstands on June 14.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.