Google Desktop v2
Am I the last one on the planet to realize that Google released Google Desktop v2.0 ? Actually, I didn't even know that v1.0 was once officially released.
I gave the first beta version a try but I quickly uninstalled it: For some reason, indexing was very incomplete, even among the very few supported file types. I wanted to use it to look for terms in Visual C++ Include and source files, in the hope it was more efficient (understand faster) than Visual Studio's Find In Files. It unfortunately proved plain useless for such searches.
I'll give this version a try. But as opposed to many out there, I'm not easily convinced by Google products: They are very efficient BUT the price usually is very reduced feature set for power users.
For example, in the plain usual Google Web Search, the advanced syntax is ridiculously... unadvanced. Another example: In Google Desktop, you can't reduce the scope of the search to a given directory or open the file found in a specific editor
But, OK, enough bashing... Let's give this thingie a (re-)try ;-)