Thursday, April 05, 2007

Google Desktop for Mac

Google just released their Desktop for Mac, and I'm giving it a spin to see what advantage if any it gives over Spotlight. The one big thing I can think of offhand is that it indexes your Gmail, if you have an account. I tried the version for Windows and it was neat. Also, if you run a Google search in your browser, matching items on your Mac are displayed in the results window.

Google Desktop for Mac requires OS 10.4 or higher, and doesn't incorporate widgets, since they'd be redundant.

I installed it last night shortly before turning in and let it index my hard disk overnight, so I'm not sure how long it took. Of course, the speed of your machine and how much data you have on it will determine how long it takes.

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