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X1 Technologies Releases X1 Desktop Search Version 5.0

New look and feel; Packed with superior search capabilities, X1 continues to deliver
the speed and accuracy that users have come to depend on

PASADENA, CA - January 24, 2005
X1 Technologies, Inc., a recognized leader in desktop search, today announced the availability of X1 Desktop Search, Version 5.0, the latest iteration of its award-winning desktop search application. Sporting a completely re-designed user interface and packed with new features, this new version continues X1's tradition of pioneering innovation in the burgeoning desktop search market.

Among the many new features being introduced in this new release, Version 5.0 includes the following new features:
  • Introduction of a new, Windows-standard user interface
  • An "All" database, allowing for searches across multiple data types at once
  • Support for Mozilla® Thunderbird email and attachments
  • Advanced Indexing Options providing even more indexing control
  • X1 Deskbar that allows users to launch X1 searches from the Windows taskbar
  • X1 toolbar for Outlook that allows users to launch X1 searches from within Outlook
  • The ability to add a specific message(s) to archived PST files
  • Elimination of the limit on index file sizes
  • The option to block the download of images and other content in HTML email messages
A comprehensive list of new features and enhancements can be found on the X1 web site at: http://www.x1.com.

With the introduction of a unified index, users now have the option to quickly search all of their critical information - spanning files, email, attachments and contacts - all from one search box. Users now also have access to X1's powerful search capabilities through a more easy-to-use, Windows-standard interface. An example of the intuitive new search experience is the "Searches Pane" containing a "Favorite Searches" folder list where users can add their favorite or most frequently used Saved Searches and the new "All Searches" folder where all of a user's Saved Searches are stored and easily accessed. The combination of these new features and X1's proven search methods, including as-you-type searching, contextual previews and post search actions, gives users an even easier, more efficient way to quickly access all the information stored on their hard drives.

"Supplying the best desktop search experience available to as many people as possible is one of our top priorities," said Mark Goodstein, founder and EVP, business development for X1 Technologies. "We're excited to offer our users, with this latest release, even more searching power while continuing to provide them an intelligent, easy-to-use approach."

X1 Desktop Search was recently chosen by PC Magazine as a Best of 2004 product and awarded their prestigious Technical Excellence award for Search Tools, besting Google Desktop Search and Blinkx. X1 Technologies has partnered with leading companies including Yahoo! to power their desktop search initiatives.

About X1 Desktop Search
X1 Desktop Search is the fastest way for PC users to find what they're looking for and puts an end to the frustration of searching and waiting that they experience when attempting to locate a particular email or file. X1 sorts through the thousands of email messages, attachments, files and other information on a local or network-attached hard drive and finds just the one the user wants. With each new keystroke, results are displayed and refined immediately, and search terms are highlighted - in the list and in the documents themselves - in contrasting colors. X1 Desktop Search indexes and displays more than 225 different types of files and supports multiple email clients, making it one of the most robust desktop search tools on the market today.

Pricing and System Requirements
X1 Desktop Search can be purchased for $74.95 and is available for download at http://www.x1.com. Volume pricing is also available for purchases of five or more licenses. A full-featured, 15-day trial is offered online. The system requirements for X1 include Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended) and 25 MB of free hard disk space.

About X1 Technologies
X1 Technologies, Inc. (www.x1.com) develops desktop search software and solutions for customers ranging from individual professional users to large enterprises. The company's award-winning flagship product, X1™ Desktop Search along with the forthcoming X1™ Desktop Search, Workgroup Edition, provide PC users in every industry with the fastest way to find what they're looking for, whether they need content from email, attachments, files, contacts, networks, exchange servers, or other sources of unstructured local and enterprise data. X1 Desktop Search is currently in use at companies ranging from the Fortune 100 to small businesses that depend on ready access to essential information. X1 Technologies is headquartered in Pasadena, California and is a network company of Idealab, a creator and operator of technology businesses.

X1 is a trademark of X1 Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2005 All rights reserved.

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Stephan West
X1 Technologies, Inc.
(866) 918-3241
[email protected]
Teresa Bridwell
X1 Technologies, Inc.
(866) 918-3241
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