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DISco Finder

Type of program: Internet Utility
Supported platforms: Win 95/98
Company name: Arsenal Company
Authors e-mail address:
Version: 1.0
Cost: $20
Installed size: 7012 KB


This program is for searching for the information you want on multiple search engines, with multiple queries at the same time. It uses either plain english or keywords. This version works with Yahoo, Hotbot,Aport, Lycos, Alta Vista, Yandex, and Rambler.

One of the special features is that your search results are returned as two trees, search tree, which contains links to documents, and servers tree which contains the addresses of web-sites where the documents were found. The document and server links may be synchronized by right mouse clicking. In the search tree, the program will compare the new documents with the ones found and, if they match, puts them in one folder. It will also check the correctness of links that were found and allows the user to renew information since the last search. It also has the ability to store your parameters and results and reuse them.

While I don't do very well with utilities, this program seemed pretty easy to use, and unlike some searchers, it did allow me to type in a sentence instead of the strange way that AOL search programs work!

The shareware version is limited to 5 references per search engine for each request.

Ease of Installation:
Sound & graphics: n/a
Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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