Browsing through folders for documents is nice in many respects. It feels natural to most computer users. Once you get to a large number of documents, it can be tedious or impossible to use this technique to find things you want. If you've ever clicked around fruitlessly among the folders on your computer looking for a recipe that someone gave you or for your resume from five years ago, you probably know that you sometimes need a better way.
CM offers two major kinds of searches, and it's even possible to combine the two types into a single search.