Google Releases Beta Desktop Search

Google SearchYes, I know I’ve been writing a lot about Google lately… but they just keep releasing cool things! Today the released a new piece of software that lets you use their incredible search engine to search certain files on your computer. Once you download and install this little app, a “desktop” tab is added to the google site when you pull it up on your machine. This sallows you to search within several different file types on your machine including:

  • Outlook & Outlook Express E-mail messages
  • AOL Instant Messenger sessions
  • Internet Explorer history
  • Word documents
  • PowerPoint files
  • Excel files
  • Text documents

It seems to work pretty well althought I’d like it to search within more file types. What about PDF’s? It doesn’t search within Mozilla or Firefox’s history, just IE. Google does address this in their help area. It is still in beta, so hopefully more features aren’t too far off. It definitely does a better job than the window’s find (I CAN’T STAND THAT STUPID DOG) for those particular file types. Give it a try!

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