Type of Program: Search Engine Maker
Supported Platforms: All Win32 versions
Company Name: Atrise Software Co
I was recently looking around for a Perl script to place a site
search engine on a site of mine (http://www.qualitywelsh.co.uk)
and not being Perl literate I needed easy stuff. Any way I spent the best part
of two days trying to install various scripts into cgi-bins with a spectacular
failure rate. Wrong chmods, bad paths, you name a fault I found it. The one that
did work was pitiful. Then a request for a review of a search engine maker came
in which I viewed with suspicion after my recent foray into that world anyhow I
took the plunge and said I would do it.
There is a God! Atrise Everyfind is simple and powerful and professional and
very easy to use. It took me about 15 mins to put a full search facility on my
operate so you don't need cgi-bins, chmods and all that malarkey you just follow
a few simple instructions and it's done. Not only that, you can set it all up
and test it on your own PC before you upload anything plus you can have
categories. It automatically indexes the full page content of HTML and text
files from your local disks and CD/DVD drives or you can index a whole site with
one click. Once finished it is a simple matter of uploading the necessary files.
Everyfind even builds the search page for you along with a CSS file and a
It is highly configurable with options to change almost anything from the weight
emphasis put on keywords, tags and general ratings to the color scheme on the
results page though you could use one of the 15 built in templates for that. The
program can index HTML files, server side scripts (PHP, ASP, Perl) and text
files. You can also manually add any links to any files, usenet groups, ftp,
gopher resources and even email addresses. The program allows you to control
rankings of the links you add. When the site is updated, you can synchronize the
search database with just a few mouse clicks. It also now supports English,
Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Russian and Spanish languages.
It also runs on any web server.
A first class piece of software.
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie