The desktop search engine Everything has been around since 2008. It may come as a surprise that the most recent stable version of the application dates back to 2009, and that the program's developer seems to have taken a hiatus from the project after the release until the beginning of 2013 when development continued.
More than 10 beta versions have been released since the beginning of the year introducing new and exciting features such as bookmarks, folder indexing, or the option to record the search history in the program.
The very latest beta build, released yesterday, introduces another highly requested feature: a 64-bit version of the Everything client. You can download the portable version or the installer of the 64-bit client from the official website of the Everything project.
The developer notes that you can theoretically run 32-bit and 64-bit versions side by side, but suggests that you remove any 32-bit versions prior to installing the 64-bit version of Everything to avoid any conflicts.
The most recent version of the desktop search tool adds several other interesting features to the application. The following list details some of the important changes introduced in all recent beta versions of Everything:
- You can now bookmark searches and define their parameters exactly using the new bookmarks menu. This includes where and how to search among other things. One interesting option here is that you can add keyboard shortcuts to searches to run them again.
- Everything Service option so that NTFS volumes can be indexed when run with standard user rights.
- Context menu customizations to define which items to show here and which to hide.
- Option to leave the data uncompressed.
- Support for ETP/FTP and HTTP servers for remote search support.
- Run history and search history can now be remembered. Can be enabled and disabled in the options. The search history can display suggestions underneath the search form that you can select directly to speed up searches.
- New Home Page feature that defines the search and search settings to use when Everything search windows are created or shown. You can for instance set it so that the last search term is loaded again on the next start or define various search matching parameters.
- Recent changes can now be displayed. To do so right-click the header in the main Everything window and enable the Date Recently Changed option there.
The program evolves well ever since the developer has started to push out new beta versions of the application. Remember though that all versions released this year are beta versions not designed for productive environments.