On the newly launched “Official Google Mac Blog,” Scott Knaster, Technical Writer, and Rose Yao, Mac Product Manager write:
If you sit down at your Mac, start up your browser, and search for “Google mission statement,” this is what you’ll see:
“Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
We’re pretty serious about that mission, including the “universally accessible” part. It means making products that everyone can use – including Mac users. We want to provide great products and services to the tens of millions of Mac users around the world, because it’s the right thing to do, and because Mac users inside and outside Google demand it. That’s why we’ve recruited some of the best, most passionate Mac people out there for a Mac Engineering team. You can already check out the first results of their efforts at http://www.google.com/mac :
• A handy set of Dashboard widgets for checking Gmail, posting to your blog, and checking your search history
• Two ways to upload photos from your Mac to Picasa Web Albums
• A cool Google Notifier that alerts you to new Gmail messages and (a Mac-only feature) upcoming Google Calendar events
In addition to these, you might have noticed some other Mac goodness showing up in Google products such as Safari support for Google Calendar , full Mac support for Google Video, and the Mac version of Google Earth. These upgrades are the result of more work by Google’s Mac Engineering team and friends.
We’re thrilled to have our Mac team in place, and they’re just getting started. Watch this blog to keep up with the latest about everything Google is doing to support Mac users.
Visit the Google Mac Blog here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sam” for the heads up.]