X1's Lightning-Fast Search Software is the Premium Alternative to Windows Desktop and Outlook Search

X1 Search 8 Introductory Video (4 min)
Take a tour of the latest version of X1's award winning desktop search and productivity application. Stop searching, and start finding.

X1's award winning, easy-to-use interface simplifies the way business professionals search and act upon desktop files, emails, attachments, SharePoint data, and more.

X1 Search 8 Diagram

Fastest Desktop Search Tool
  • Best in class indexing speed
  • Unified search across multiple data types
  • Boolean, proximity and keyword search
  • Preview over 500+ file types
The Right Choice for Search Software
  • Enables business productivity search
  • Instant access to your critical files
  • Unified interface = no wasted time
  • Installs easily, requires minimal maintenance

Key Benefits

Enables Business Productivity

It is easy to find email, desktop files, SharePoint data and more in a single interface with hit highlighting and full-fidelity preview of results. Find the information that matters fast and take action on it to get your job done quickly and efficiently. More on business productivity search >

Comprehensive Email Search

Deep Outlook and Symantec® Enterprise Vault integration empowers professionals to search across multiple Vaults, Outlook email, attachments, Outlook Calendars, and contacts lists. More on X1's Enterprise Vault search connector >

SharePoint Search

Seamlessly integrate SharePoint into your workflow with native preview of document libraries and lists as well as SharePoint specific post-search actions such as check-in and check-out. Learn more >

Federated Search

X1 unifies search results across desktops, network file shares, email, cloud sources (e.g. Box, AWS), and more, enabling you to preview and act upon information no matter where it lives.

User-Centric Interface

A single, unified interface with fast-as-you- type search, 50+ refine columns, full fidelity preview of attachments and files, and a catalog of post-search actions retrieve and act upon results in the way a business professional recollects information.

Boolean Search Commands

Detailed search specifications — including Boolean, proximity, and keyword — drill down to relevant results in record speed.

X1 Search 8 is built to empower business workers and enable productivity. Effective productivity search leverages the human brain to help people find what they know they are looking for. In the business world, this is what workers need daily – a tool to efficiently find the emails and office documents necessary to do their jobs.

X1 Search 8 is specifically architected to retrieve results in the way a business professional remembers information. More often than not, professionals forget document names or where they filed a critical email, and spend countless hours sifting frustratingly inaccurate search results generated by a "relevance" algorithm. X1 simplifies search, retrieving results as fast as you type, anywhere in the email, file and SharePoint contents or metadata, empowering professionals to tactically sort through and act upon their information.

X1 can go beyond desktop search to offer enterprise search of other repositories with the X1 Rapid Discovery product. X1 Rapid Discovery is a proven eDiscovery and enterprise search solution that uniquely deploys within virtual environments to enable corporations, law firms and consultants to quickly identify, search, and collect distributed data wherever it resides in the cloud or within the enterprise.

Working in virtual desktop environment (VDI)? X1 Search 8 is certified VMware Ready and there is a virtual edition of Search 8 enabling a better VDI experience by providing users the comfortable interface and robust search engine of the X1 you know and love, with a back-end architecture optimized for virtual desktops.

X1 Search 8 is the only solution flexible enough for a globalized workforce. Whether working on your office desktop, or logging onto a virtual desktop from a remote location, X1 Search 8 takes the effort out of finding critical documents regardless of where you or your data reside.

Minimum hardware requirements


Windows 7, Windows 8
(32 bit or 64 bit)


1 GHz minimum, 32 bit
(x86) or 64 bit (x64)


1 GB RAM for 32-bit or
2GB RAM for 64-bit*


1 GB free hard disk space*


Microsoft .NET Framework
4.0 extended
*Actual memory and disk space varies depending on the amount of content indexed

Supported by X1 Search 8

Email applications

Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and other IMAP based email accounts. X1 Search 8 supports Office/Outlook installs in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes.

SharePoint installations

SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010,
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 365

File Systems


X1 Search 8 is available for sale at $49.95 per license for single users, with an annual support fee of $19.95. Buy now >

Silent installation of the X1 Search 8 client and other enterprise deployment options are available for large-scale deployments. For more information about enterprise licensing and purchases, please contact info@x1.com

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Blog Articles

“I am a longtime user and huge fan of your X1 Desktop Search product; I could not survive without it.”
Michael Levitt
Professor of Structural Biology
Stanford University
2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“X1 is indispensable. It saves me on average an hour a day, which as a senior executive, is priceless benefit.”
Robert White
Edgar Dunn & Company

Product Review

X1 Search 8

Unified Search for SharePoint, Desktop, Mail and More.

“[X1 Search 8] really creates a simplified experience that I’ve heard so many users ask for, seeing both SharePoint search and email search in a single pane of glass... I think X1 has really hit the nail on the head with this one, and I am excited about the possibilities that this will provide for Enterprises.”

Joel Oleson
Enterprise Analyst
TechAds Network

Customers & Partners

Customers and Partners