DocBlaster ‘D-Day’ Folder Search Penetrates Fog of Information War

DocBlaster unveils its unique search result reporter for in-context desktop folder searching and document display. Included in the D-Day Beta demo: dozens of irrelevant answers may be eliminated with a single mouse click, plus users can zoom directly to matching parts of long documents.

(PRWEB) June 6, 2005 –- DocBlaster today declared war against information overload, demonstrating Beta 1 of the world’s first ‘Search Workflow Document.’ The new system could cost business users as little as $6 per business user, per year. Folder Search initially leverages a computer’s existing installed search engines, rendering their answers back into a similar folder structure in which they were found. Codenamed ‘D-Day,’ the new search result reporting technology is included in DocBlaster’s first corporate and end-user offering - expected to ship towards year’s end.

“With a single mouse click, end users can now eliminate dozens of irrelevant answers without having to scan through them all,” Eric Wilson, IT journalist and software inventor says. “And once you’ve opened a document using our system, the searched term appears as highlighted ‘hyper-jumps’ - for zooming into the desired parts of long documents instantly – without ever needing to scroll.”

Folder Search is based on the premise that much end-user content, particularly Word documents, are stored by topic in folders and sub-folders – vital context thrown away by other systems. D-Day works with Microsoft Office 2000 and above on Windows 95 to XP, plus under Windows 2000 to 2003 Terminal Services. So for maximum desktop compatibility with over 300 million potential end users, the system’s first supported search engines include Microsoft’s Office Find Files and Windows Indexing Server.

“D-Day’s Folder Search with integrated document display can be orders of magnitude faster than painfully scanning through answer lists - and then the likely documents themselves,” Eric Wilson says. “But that’s only the start. By allowing documents of interest to be flagged for future reference, scanning of folders and all their matching content can be done in a single sweep, without juggling between windows.”

Answers found in interesting folder contexts can be further evaluated before either flagging or launching, by opening a summary box beneath each answer. This may then be collapsed again reclaiming screen space – thus preserving the Search Workflow’s single sweep metaphor. But even when jumping back and forth between launched documents – or even between separate D-Day sessions – the exact state of each Search Document is preserved, allowing the user to continue the workflow exactly where they left off.

“With DocBlaster D-Day, you can successfully find needle-in-the-haystack information which could be lost to the alternatives,” Eric Wilson says. “By specifying the file type, spreadsheets can single out from the other files they are with - to be listed in their folder contexts explaining what they are for. This technique can be extremely useful with any content type which might not contain much memorable uniqueness to search upon.”

Of course DocBlaster does not interfere with native search engine functionality, which is still available to end users.

For a limited time, end users can qualify for the deeply discounted D-Day subscriptions, by contributing to the DocBlaster Progress Fund. DocBlaster D-Day is due to ship at the end of the year, with a Flash demonstration of Beta 1 now available at

More information about D-Day’s document search, display, security and distribution architecture, plus ‘Mulberry’ stable control technology for Microsoft Office, is now available at

Microsoft Office is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. MetaFrame is a trademark of Citrix Systems. DocBlaster is a trademark of The Eric Wilson Family Trust.

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