Google Desktop Search 2.0

Aug 22, 2005 • 8:15 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google News & Finances
 

Last night Google announced a new version of its Google Desktop Search at http://desktop.google.com/. Of course Gary Price blogged the ultimate write up on this GDS 2.0. In short, a new feature called "Google Sidebar" has several tabs within it; E-Mail, News, Web Clips, Scratch Pad, Photos, Quick View, What's Hot, Stocks, Weather, and of course, Search. And guess what? Google is opening up an API for developers to program tools into the sidebar (Danny hints to Yahoo!'s acquisition of Konfabulator). The BBC has an interesting spin on the news; Google tool watches as you work.

Forum coverage currently at Search Engine Watch Forums and WebmasterWorld & DigitalPoint Forums & Cre8asite Forums.

Free download at http://desktop.google.com/.

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Comments:

Brian Schneeberg

08/22/2005 09:36 pm

The Google Sidebar is certainly cool (as is Konfabulator, Desktop Sidebar, Apple Dashboard, and, eventually, the Windows Vista Sidebar). However, it is only part of the answer to having a fully integrated "personal intelligence agent" at your disposal. If you want to get a glimpse at the next two or three steps beyond what Google and the like are doing, check out my Mentations product at www.mentations.com. While still an early beta, I hope the intent is clear as to the direction we are taking it! BTW, any constructive criticism is most welcome.

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