If you tried to search anything in Concord, you had a warning message, though you still should have been able to search words/phrases. Now I addressed this bug with the latest build (20120423).
The change I made was to allow wildcard character only search in Concord in Word(s) mode and non-word character search in Character/Regular Expression search modes.
Also I made one minor feature addition upon request. If you add
In any case, if you have downloaded CasualConc in the last couple of weeks, please get the latest beta build.