I first started using Copernic just before Christmas, on the advice of a friend. He waxed lyrical about the functions available with this free download, and swore that if I tried it, I would never need to use another search engine. So far, he has proved to be absolutely right! So what exactly is Copernic? Essentially it is a search engine with a difference. We are all used to asking Google (which I still rate pretty highly) or Jeeves, when we want to find something quickly online, and they search the databases, and come up with some possible sites that match the question we were asking. Copernic takes this a step further, by utilizing as many as ten search engines, and correlating the information received from then in an easy to access manner. It displays its findings in order of exact matching to the information you asked for, and usually you can find what you are looking for in the first few sites it recommends. So how do you use it? I have the free download version 2001, which has proved perfectly adequate for my needs. Essentially, you type in key words in the quick search section, choose whether you want it to search the whole web or simply UK sites, click the arrow key, and off it goes. It utilises several well-known search engines and displays its findings in order of percentage accuracy to your key words. It then presents you with a list of likely sites for you to find the information you are looking for. The number of engines it uses varies according to the keywords, but I have had up to 17 search engines all working at the same time, and displayed onscreen. A handy search engine progress window is displayed as the searches take place. Each week, the site automatically updates the search engine capabilities. Along the menu bar, there are various menus to modify your searches, to download stuff from the Internet, and various other useful things. It also stores, in an easy to access task bar,
all the results of all the searches you have made. If you no longer need these, then they are easily deleted by right clicking the mouse, and deleting. There are also links to on-line shopping channels, as well as access to emails and newsgroups. As yet, I have not had cause to use these. To download your free Copernic, simply go to www.copernic.com and follow the signs for software downloads. Installing is easy, even for a dummy like me, and using it is even easier. There is a fuller version which you can purchase, and which has many more facilities, but for simple searching, the free download is more than adequate. Trust me on this. I have asked it to find some very obscure sites, and it has never let me down yet. I can’t even say that about Google, good as it is. If you like Google, you’ll LOVE Copernic!
Well not exactly, but I did need to get your attention. I have been using Copernic for just over three years and have bitten the bullet and upgraded to the 2001 Plus (paid) version. As I use it for Business research this has turned out to be a great investment, and for probably the same reasons as everyone else. But, never mind repetition, here are my reasons. Appearance. Not a pretty start page but "functional" with a very good windows look and feel menu bar. Down the left hand margin there is a Category list - showing all of the site types that you have chosen, and allowing for new sites to be added. There is also a toggle on/off facility for history and data excerpts. As with several other engines you can ask Copernic questions - not quite quick enough for phone a friend on Millionaire - I don't think, but quick. The answers are sorted into order and each one gives a direct link to the relevant site. Great for my sons homework as well as my research. International - Because of my business interests I have loaded up Australia, Canada, UK and a few more. This is great as you can research direct on a country database/directories, etc. This also means that you can browse in French or any other language. Newsgroups, E-mail addresses, MP3, music, films, books, Local/International news are all searchable. So far I have not had to resort to another engine due to the failure of Copernic to identify an answer for me. Probably because Copernic INCLUDES other Search engine data in its results. So I'm actually using them anyway. To get a free copy of Copernic go to the web-site: www.Copernic.com and have a look and play for yourself. By the way the British Library does provide on-line info and it is searchable via Copernic.
My farther told me about Copernic last year. When I downloaded copernic I was impressed by how small the download size was (only 2.41MB) so I thought that this product would be just ok, how wrong I was it's great!. I never used search engines that often before I got copernic, but now anything that I am looking for, it usually finds. Probably in part due to the fact that it uses 12 search engines for me!, and all from an easy to use piece of software. It uses a history folder a bit like internet explorer so that you can access you most recent searches, and if your search should prove fruitless there is an option that lets copernic update that search automatically, a great feature. When my pc crashed recently one of the first things I re-downloaded was copernic, when to my delight I found out that they had launched a new version of copernic, Copernic Shopper Basic. This is essentially the same as copernic but it will find you reviews and the cheapest prices on a wide range of goods. And again a relatively small download size of 2.62MB. It also searches for your goods from 5 countries (UK,USA,FRANCE,GERMANY & CANADA), or lets you pick which of them it should search and Before you start thinking about converting the currency into uk £'s, copernic shopper has that covered too it has a feature so that it only display's prices in uk pounds. I know what I'll be using for my Christmas shopping this year!
OK so what ties together the biggest computer dabbler at my workplace and me wanting to win the Sunday Times travel competition? The Answer - Copernic. Apart from enjoying the good things in life - beer, women, football, rugby, travel etc. I do find that money helps to fund the latter and for that reason I also manage to hold down a job as a computer systems engineer. Any my pet hate? Dabblers. These are the people who download all the rubbish they can find and then also stick on the contents of this month's latest PC magazine onto their work computer. Anyway I went to see the biggest dabbler the other day - problem with his computer. We shall call him 'X'. X has installed pretty much everything on there. Bit by bit I told him to get it off. Until Copernic that is. He actually swore it was useful! Off! Later that day I thought I better have a look at this Copernic. X wasn't normally that touchy. Now some of us take searching for information on the web for granted. If I am looking for some information I will normally first do a quick google search from the shortcut bar on my Opera web browser. Maybe I will use Yahoo! I also do a lot of searching of information in discussion groups - one of the best resources I find for computer related problem solving. To do this I know I have to do an advanced search in Yahoo and choose Usenet. If I want to buy a book I know to try Amazon first and so on. It would be useful for me however to look for all of this information under one roof and I dare say even more useful for a web newcomer. This is where Copernic comes in. I guess you could call it an all in one search tool. It comes in three different flavours - the free downloadable version (actually 'advert wear' - ad's pop up on the screen), Plus and Pro. The latter are available at around $40 and $80 respectively and I will explain some of the extra features later. Anyway after a short downl
oad and quick install I was ready to go. The only real question to answer during the install is whether you want it to integrate with Internet Explorer. If you choose to do so it replaces the default search feature and adds a Copernic icon to the toolbar. There does not seem to be any integration if you are an Opera or Netscape user. I was ready to test out the software. Remember however if I wanted I could do all of the searches below but in different places. Test one - this weeks Sunday Times "Where was I?" competition. In case you don't buy the Times this is a competition where you are given clues to answer two questions to win a holiday each week. Without the Internet I would never get a question right. I type a lot of the clues into search engines to piece them together. Normally I would do this with Google. Copernic by default searches a number of different engines including Google, Alta Vista and Lycos. You can also regionalize which search engines you want to use - for example more specific UK engines. Result - this weeks answers are 1} Margate and 2} Birchington On Sea. If this is wrong I am embarrassed but can blame Copernic! Pass Test two - To find some information on a problem I am having with Windows 2000 and ISDN. Result - using the search newsgroups facility I find plenty of information. Normally I just search UseNet but Copernic also searches Cnet and Topica (which I had never heard of before). Pass Test three - Find the e-mail address of my mate bumming around somewhere in Israel Result - I found him!. Copernic searches a number of engines that store mail addresses including Yahoo People Search and he came in at number 2. Pass Test four - Find a book. Just in case you don't know (and why should you) the name Pookie Rabbit comes from a line of old children's books. I have in the past received e-mails asking me if I know where to buy these books! N
ormally I would start searching with Amazon or similar bookstore. I tried putting 'pookie' into the search option. Result - the good news or the bad news? OK good first - 50 matches. The bad news - Copernic only seems to search what I would call American book stores even if the Internet is a global economy. Whereas amazon.com is one of the searched stores amazon.co.uk isn't. The same holds true for the option to search for hardware and software purchases. I can't help feeling that this important option that could be regionalized stops Copernic being a really good product. Pass in the US, Fail elsewhere That is all the search facilities available in the 'free' version. The payable versions include amongst other things searching auction sites (again I would suspect US based), MP3 files and Encyclopaedias. I would imagine these extra features could be really useful. At the end of the day then Copernic is a really useful tool if you do plenty of searching on the Internet. If you live in the U.S. it is even more useful. For the casual user however I dare say that using the search option in your Internet Explorer, Opera or whatever browser you use will be sufficient. If in doubt give it a go though - the download is not much bigger than a couple of MB.
Copernic 2000 is an excellent piece of software. You can use this service for free and can be used on most computers. The system requirements are windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME Netscape 3 and later,or internet explorer 3 and later. You are limited to what you can use for free but to me it does everything I want it to. You can pay extra money for an enhanced version but I think the free one is adequate. The file doesn't take too long to download, depending on the speed of your computer etc. The copernic icon sits nicely on the desk top waiting for you to click on it and fire it up. If you want to do a quick search you can either click on The Web, which will search everywhere or The Web UK. Just type in the exact phrase or even just part of the sentence and search now, and all the search engines will appear .It is a race for them to reach the other end and for them to find you the most hits. Some of the search engines used are :Euroseek,Excite,Hotbot,Snoopa. Once it has finished searching for your chosen topic, click on the address which interests you, then it will lead you to that website. The thing I like about it is , if you was to search singlulary for a topic and it wasn't found you would have to keep entering words until you did. With Copernic you can type one word in and loads of search engines will race each other to find you the best site. You can access newsgroups, just enter a topic once again and it will come up with CNet.com,Epinions.com,Google usenet service. These will tell you catergories of interesting newsgroups and their members. They are a community on their own. You can find email addresses under Yahoo people search, Mirabilis, infospace. Try it for yourself you could save yourself precious time.
Copernic 2001 is a highly acclaimed searching tool which is free to download to your system. It is effectively another search engine, but which performs a meta-search across a vast number of search engines to find the best and most relevant result to your search. In this way, Copernic should find even the most obscure information on the web - if its out there, Copernic hould find it! Surely something which claims to be this wonderful ought to be quite costly? Well, yes and no. There are 3 versions of the software - the free version, plus version and pro version. The free version allows you to search upto 80 search engines with one search criteria at a time and only gives you 9 specialist categories to seacrh in, whils tthe two you pay for have 1000 search engines, more specialised categories and lots of extra bit which I never paid much attention to. Why not? Well, basically because the free version is good enough for me not to even have to consider the other two versions which come in at around $40 and $80 respectively. Copernic 2001 must be download from www.copernic.com before you can use it. The download is painless, with the program being around 2.5Mb in size and the installation relatively easy despite the heap of dumb questions it asks and the 'invitation' to register your copy. Once installed though you are ready to roll...or rather are presented with rather a daunting interface. Well daunting it may look, but difficult to use it ain't. The program loads up looking like a modified version of your browser, with the search box at th etop, some buttons, very menu options, a list of specific browsing sections on the left and a large returned results area on the right. I'm not going to go into every aspect of the program becuase that would be a waste of my time to write and yours to read. The main points to note are... Using Copernic is very simply despite the original look of the program. You can start searching straigh
t away by entering a search criteria in the search box and hitting enter. Copernic will search through a bunch of search engines including Alta Vista, Yahoo!, Google...the biggies and return the top ten most relelvant results from these. If ten can't be found then it will return those it can...if more than 10 are then it returns the most relevant. These are displayed in the largest section of the screen along with the usual info etc. Each search you do on Copernic is recorded and saved in a list just below the taskbar. This means that you never 'lose' found pages because all you need to do is click on the saved search and all the result will be reshown in an instance...great! But not very private, but then you also have the option to delete indiviual ones as well. To view a page you double click on the result and are taken to the page to view. One problem I did have with this was that there were a lot of dead pages...but then I suppose this porgram is only as good as the search engines it searches. If they have outdated pages and broken links then so does this... In order to make your searches more relevant there are the special sections I mentioned, which allow you to search in a particular category - for example Books...or UK only which I find most useful. These are very limited in the free version...but then you get what you pay for. ;o) The accuracy of the returned results varies, but this is easily the most powerful tool I have found for searching for academic related documents which are often hard to find using conventional search engines. If the more useless results are found higher up the listings in the search engines you are looking at then you will get the more useless results returned here. Search using a conventional search engine and you can browse deeper for better results, but not here as only the best ten are returned for each. You can set this to look deeper though through the options should you so wish. Overall I lik
e this program a lot, but I think I will only use it for searching for things I find difficult to find on somewhere like google. Copernic returns a lot of results which it ranks for relevancy, but then the relevancy is often not brilliant in my opinion. By searching search engines like Lycos it uses search engines which I DO NOT like at all and returns results from them - generally useless to my needs. Therefore no matter how relevant it says the reults are, they generally are not until you find things returned by Google, or ALta Vista for example - not ideal, because you end up sorting through the chaff to find these. Admittedly you can choose which ones are searched but by doing so you cut down the 80 search engines to a much lower number... OK, I am grumbling now and I shouldn't because this program does return excellent result and I do use it a lot for difficult to find information. Its will probably not be your search engine of choice, for general searching because it just feels TOO powerful if that makes sense, but is certainly something I would recommend having at hand to everyone. Download a copy today, if not sooner and see just how good it is. It is also very stable and there are a number of features such as skins, etc. which i have not even touched on for you to find out about. A great piece of software which I wold recommend to everyone, but which has all of the problems inherent in search engines still...oh well, nothing is perfect.. **UPDATE** Hmm, well I take most of my recommendations back seeing as the free version now comes packed with various bits of spyware such as Flycast apparently. I'm also tending to find Google to be absolutely awesome these days and therefore its not really necessary to download something new onto your system to search other less useful search engines. Copernic is a good toy, but when Google is this excellent that's all it is - a toy...and one which spies on you too.
Copernic 2000 is free, however you have to download it and install it into your PC. This is fairly time consuming and obviously uses some storage space on your computer. The software basically uses 10 other search engines and then lists the results in order of success. I found the system to be quite slow, with very variable results, but generally with a good hit rate. To access the software visit www.copernic.com and look for the free downloadable version.
Copernic - A search engine that searches other search engines. I guess it's short for Copernicus but I'm sure your guess is as good as mine. I say Cop-air-nick, other people seem to calll it Copper-nick. Again, your guess is as good as mine. You can download a free version of Copernic 2000 from the Copernic.com website. It usually installs without much difficulty. You will be offered a choice of one specialist version, pick Copernic UK (unless you have a reason to want a German search engine, of course.) Once set up, you can choose to open Copernic from its own desktop icon or can pick it from the Internet Explorer menu toolbar (although you may have to scroll to the right to find the icon, if you have too many icons in your toolbar, as I have) Searches are straightforward. Pick your search engine, if you want just a UK search (such as a particular pub, say, when the US-based global search isn't going to help)You can choose to look for all words/any words in your search or to find an exact phrase. Results are the top ten results from the top ten (usually) search engines. Results are rated according to how well they match your query and how often they come up. This saves you having to trawl through a lot of rubbish. (OK, it does to some extent. Some searches do just come up with rubbish.) Your searches are saved unless you actively choose to delete them. The results are presented in a clear, manageable list and you just click on the name of the site you want to open. You can return to your saved searches at any time and just go to the site you want, without having to run a search again. I have recommended this to quite a few people and they generally tend to recommend it to others. Among a multitude of other purposes it can be useful for, it's usually very helpful if you are looking for academic work on a specific topic. Compared to using any one search engine, it beats the competit
ion hands down. You still might want to search Gooogle or Jeeves on occasion, to suppplement it, but in most cases it will provide the results you need immediately. Weaknesses- Given its concentration on the top ten, its results can be at the mercy of any company with a good "get to the top of the search engine" strategy. You might sometimes need to do a few single search engine trawls to find the good stuff on page 79 of 3240. As is common with many search engine results, you really sometimes can't imagine why it has decided that boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads meet your request for information on the mating habits of the Giant panda. Copernic has occasionally started going berserk on me and accusing me of not shutting it down properly, leading it to decide to redo each of my saved searches in turn and replace them with dozens of 0 results. There are lots of promised goodies in the left-hand toolbar. You can only get the ones that don't involve spending money if you upgrade to the paying version. (I had better suggest to dooyoo to start a category for Copernic2001 Pro, as this has even more useful features, and allows all manner of cosmetic customising, if you are so inclined) Generally, this is a very good product and all the users that i have met would recommend it. As long as you remember that you CAN still use normal search engines on occasion, you will find that it makes Internet searching a much less stressful and more productive activity
I have been using copernic 2000 my searchs for about a month now. I hadn't even heard of until just over a month ago when a friend showed it to me. But is great. You can ask it to find a subject by inputting one word or a whole phrase. It will search the majority of search engines for you. To me it seems extremley fast and comes up with plenty of categories for you to look at. It doesn't give one word answers, it adds details as to what you will find on the sites. This is one of those hinden secrets of the internet that need more publicity.
I used to be an avid ask jeeves fan, but not any longer.. not now ive found copernic 2000. I downloaded this about 3 months ago from www.copernic.com, its the free version but your not missing anything important.It works by searching available search engines for the words or phrase you asked for. You can either search the web which it uses engines like AOL.com,google,goto.com etc or you can search web uk which it uses engines like euroseek,excite uk,hotbot,lineone etc You can also search using the tools: buy books,buy hardware,buy software and search email addresses. After you have your search results you can validate them which means it will take out any dead links and unreachable documents.I found this a great tool as theres nothing more annoying than thinking you have found a good site only to find out theres no such page! You can also store your search results for a later date, i probably have about 10 stored which i can come back to when ever i fancy. All in this great and i wouldnt be without it ( is that sad or what)!!
“ When lord started his journey to create life…. He searched the world …” Even the God had to start searching to create life, so does everyone in this world. When Internet started, first thing people liked to do was searching the web. In a survey in one of the publications in New York Times, it was said that on the Internet, people like to do more of searching than anything else. “They have to. other wise how are you going to find things.” Anyone who uses the Internet should be really familiar with searches. Most common of all is yahoo, google, hot bot. Before explaining about copernic, let me give a brief of what a search engine. Search Engine. ------------------- A search engine is a Web site that links to a database of many Internet files. These can be Web sites, homepages, gophers, newsgroups, etc. The sites allow you to use their engine (or software program) to search their database. So what you do is go to one of these sites, type your topic in a little text field, then the engine searches and shows you what it's found. In reality, there is no single online search tool that has an index to the entire contents of the Internet. Each search engine uses different search techniques and various software tools (called spiders) to build indexes of the Internet. When doing search through then, they also yield different "views" of the Web and the Internet as a whole. Types of Search Engines -------------------------------- 1. Search engines – excite, hotbot 2. Web Directories – yahoo, webcrawlers 3. Meta search engines – c4.com, megaspider COPERNIC2000PLUS I was working for a Internet Communication Management company and our reps were directed to use a software called Copernic. Initially I thought what is this copernic. It’s software, which had to be downloaded from the www.copernic.c
om site. (We had the full version) What copernic actually does is search a list of search engine based on the category. E.g. Categories Web – yahoo, google…and many more Mp3 – soundhub.com, mp3.com, and many more You can download copernic from the site and it is not time bound with no expiry date but obviously its not a full version so there are only 4 categories on which you can search on. The concept of the categories is to fine-tune each search to various sites in a much more specific way. With the PLUS version, new categories are added such as: Buy Books, Buy Hardware, Buy Software, Health, Cars, Computer Security, Encyclopedias, Games, File Search, Humor, Images, Kids, Life, Movies, MP3, Multimedia, Music, Newspapers, Newswire, Recipes, Sciences, Software Download, Sports News, Tech News, Tech Reviews, Top News, Travel, and Yellow Pages. Within each category are numerous websites that are related specifically to the information that you're interested in locating. For example, if you were interested in getting information regarding "Opps I did it again” you would click on the mp3 category, enter the word Opps I did it again, the click Search Now. By doing the same search using the more well known search engines, you can expect to get numerous irrelevant replies. You can first click Advanced Search to fine-tune the responses even further. You have a feature where you can do the search on three different categories 1.Search for all words. 2. Search for any words 3.Search for exact phrase. Believe me, the exact phrase is absolutely fantastic, “oops I did it again “ mp3 category gave me exactly that. I was Zapped. I have been absolutely amazed as to the number of QUALITY results Copernic 2000 Plus provided. There's no need to spend time and energy getting to know all the different search engines and it simply
chooses the ones that best suit your needs.Just key in a single request. No need to bother with the specific rules of each search engine. You don't ever have to master them because Copernic2000 Plus does it for you! You'll find what you need every time, quickly and effortlessly. What's more, you'll make interesting discoveries! It may also automatically remove dead links. You can consult the results any time you like, even when offline, and you can even request an update on an existing search. No more keying in the same search over and over again! No need to constantly check that you have the latest version of the software. Upgrade ------------ When a new upgrade is available, an automatic upgrade button will appear on your screen. One click of that button and Copernic takes care of the rest! Once you've upgraded to either Copernic Plus or Pro you can check for the updates and also check to see if more Search Engines have been added. In the last 30 days I've received 1 update and a choice of numerous new Categories to add.
This has to be the most powerful and impressive search engine tool out there. Traditionally, the first port-of-call is one of the standard web-based engines, such as yahoo or excite, but this piece of software takes searching to a new level. It's not a web-based engine, it's a software package that you download, then use as a replacement to your current web search engine. Once you've downloaded this package, use Copernic to search for that obscure snippet on the net, and it does a multiple search across at least 10 of the major engines for you. It checks for duplicates and dead links in it's results, and gives you a percentage bar indicating how likely to suit your requirements the results are. Obviously, it's not as fast as just searching with, say, yahoo or excite, as it's doing a lot more work, but it's great at finding the elusive page. Better still, you can also search for email addresses and for discussion in the various Usenet newsgroups. Search for exact matches on words and phrases, or tweak your search for the best possible matches. The program also updates itself and it's known search engines on a regular basis, and adds an icon to the Internet Explorer toolbar - impressive. Get the latest version from www.copernic.com - best of all, it's free!
Well to start off with, Copernic is probably the best web search package ive ever seen. Main problems with using web based seach engines is that you will always get the good ol' 404 Not Found on the link that u want. Copernic will remove these bad links for you only leaving behind a list of links that will be usful to you. Copernic also has different catagories to search in, with more able to be downloaded from the main site. Im into programming and this program has a category that just searches a few major programming sites for whatever you might be looking for. It also has many more depending on what your interested in looking for. With the use of this program you will never spend the main bulk of your time searching for your particular interests, you will only need to spend a matter of minuits.
If you've just started college and want to do some serious study on the internet then download Copernic. Its free (unless you want the even better Pro version) and its very, very good. It works like a search engine but searches web directories, search engines, Usenet archives, databases etc all in one go, then kindly sorts it all out for you. You can choose which pages to download, and its easy to pick up or revise searches from where you left off. No more wandering off on wild cyber-goose chases for those obscure references!
Copernic 2000 is a fairly new piece of software available to P.C users and the success of the software is going to come down to hoe popular it becomes in the next year or so because it definitely has the potential to be a highly successful page. Copernic 2000 is simply a very good search engine that allows you to perform many features which other downloadable search software does not. In this opinion I would like to introduce you to Copernic 2000 and maybe introduce something new to those of you who may have already used it. ******** Powerful Search Utility ******** What makes Copernic so successful in my opinion is that it has what other search engines sometimes move away from. Despite being a search engine, some hosts concentrate on other things and have not advanced over time with the level and capacity of their search. Copernic allows you to search through most of the major sites on the Internet which some of you may feel to be the best sites to search on. The search, which Copernic goes through, is using Yahoo, HotBot, Go, MSN, Info seek and about 6 other reliable sources at one time. At times, you may find that Yahoo or Go.com does not quite have what you are looking for so this may be the option for you as you can rely on other searches to get what you want. ******** General use *********** Copernic is a meta search engine and therefore gives you superb results from a variety of pages. The program itself is very easy to use and the reply of the search is quite quick. When starting a search, it shows you how many finds have been found in the corner in a separate box. 10 is the most from each site and they are all very good. Then the results are put into order of how well they meet your search and you can click on the link to move onto the page you wish to use. ******** It’s Freeware!!!! ********* Wow! Could there actually be a really us
eful piece of software that is not shareware. Well in my opinion there is and Copernic is one of them. Copernic offers more than just searches as when using the software, a link is establishes to the rest of the Internet and you can search all over the net via Copernic. ******** Is It worth Downloading? ***** I downloaded Copernic off Cnet.com a while back because many people recommended it to me and one of my friends always uses it. At first I never thought of using Copernic as it looked a hassle opening up another utility just to search when I already had Yahoo open in front of me but after a few more frustrating searches, I took up Copernic and now I always use it. This is a sure download for those people who look for their educational or casual needs on the Internet and should be downloaded and used if you have the chance.