It has been a while since I chatted about Ask Jeeves. Well last night they posted a new blog entry over at the Ask Jeeves blog named New AJDS Updates. In that entry they list out a list of changes made to the Ask Jeeves Desktop Search application.
-- Folder Indexing Preferences (choose what to index!)
-- Improved PDF indexing
-- Email attachment name indexing
-- Improved Zip file indexing
-- Enhanced previews for Office files
-- Indexing of iTunes metadata (search by title, artist, album, genre, and year)
-- Search term highlighting
-- Full Outlook Express support
-- Pause indexing (with new animated indexing graphic)
-- Improved stability overall
-- New homepage with most recently viewed files
-- Improved status callouts
-- Writely document search (yes, Web-based word processing search...in a desktop search tool!)
And they hint to APIs coming soon at the end, "rest assured they are on the roadmap."