January 11th, Yahoo’s Desktop Search Tool moved into Beta and was released to the public. Yahoo’s Desktop Search is based upon a specialized search technology developed and licensed by X1 .(a Pasadena based software startup)
In my opinion the release is a major disappointment and another glaring example of Yahoo’s lack of innovation and originality. In fact their is little difference between Yahoo’s release and the original X1 version. Only a slightly modified interface and of course Yahoo style icons. And while Yahoo boasts of many features including built in video and image player as well as a preview pane for files and e-mails, they fail to mention that these are all standard features of the X1 tool.