In five parts:
I skipped over the intro videos only to find:
Not being able to “select all” in Excel doesn’t increase my confidence in the presentation. (part 3)
The copying of files that are “responsive” to a search request is convenient but not all that impressive. (part 4)
User isn’t familiar with basic operations in dtsearch, such as files not copied. Does finally appear. (part 5)
Disappointing because I remember dtsearch from years ago and it was (and still is) an impressive bit of work.
Suggestion: Don’t judge dtsearch by these videos.
I started to suggest you download all the brochures/white papers you will find at: http://www.dtsearch.com/contact.html
There is a helpful “Download All: PDF Porfolio” link. Except that it doesn’t work in Chrome at least. Keeps giving me a Download Adobe Acrobat 10 download window. Even after I install Adobe Acrobat 10.
Here’s a general hint for vendors: Don’t try to help. You will get it wrong. If you want to give users access to file, great, but let viewing/use be on their watch.
So, download the brochures/white papers individually until dtsearch recovers from another self-inflicted marketing wound.
Then grab a 30-day evaluation copy of the software.
It may or may not fit your needs but you will get a fairer sense of the product than you will from the videos or parts of the dtsearch website.
Maybe that’s the key: They are great search engineers, not so hot at marketing or websites.
I first saw this at dtSearch Harnesses TV Power. Where videos are cited, but not watched.