Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Google's Desktop Search adds Sidebar

Most people know about this, yet another Google related way of adding functionality to your desktop. An update to Desktop Search adds Desktop Widgets, rather like Konfabulor or Mac OSX.

It's interesting, but it's at most a marginal update to the way I do most things. I move some functionality from Mozilla to the Sidebar(which is convenient, since Firefox is often on the edge of crashing with all I load it in) and get slightly better indexing. Good things, but not amazing.

For someone who hasn't yet gotten desktop search, I'd recommend it highly. Very clever, and less resource intensive than other solutions which is good for older computers.

Review by Ars Technica at the above link.

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