“Google Desktop has finally made its way to the Mac. Almost two and a half years after the initial introduction of the Google Desktop search beta for Windows, the desktop searching tool will be available as a beta for OS X users today,” Jacqui Cheng reports for Ars Technica.
Cheng reports, “Like both Spotlight (built into OS X 10.4) and the third-party utility Quicksilver, Google Desktop offers users the ability perform an indexed search of their entire computer’s contents, including applications, music, photos, chat logs, e-mail, and other documents.”
“In addition to what’s stored on the hard drive, however, Google Desktop also allows users to index their Gmail from Google’s servers as well as the contents of their web search history, so that a copy is always accessible to them, even when the computer is no longer connected to the Internet,” Cheng reports.
Cheng reports, “The beta period for Google Desktops for the Mac will likely last about three months in order to get user feedback. The Google team says that it plans to eventually bring all Google Desktop features to the Mac, which they estimate to happen sometime within the next six months.”
Full article here.
Google releases Google Desktop for Mac beta – April 04, 2007