Unlike homegrown desktop search solutions from Microsoft and Google, AOL utilizes technology developed by Copernic. Version 2.0 will feature a full preview window for viewing entire files without opening them, and integrates with the standard Windows Open dialog box. Beta 1 of AOL Desktop Search 2.0 is available for download now, but it’s not yet feature complete, company officials say.
Copernic is a favorite desktop search tool that alos does neat thinga like querying a bunch of search engines and intergrating results. AOL is moving in the right direction to use this as a base.