toggle

AAPL Stock: 126.32 ( -2.38 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Google Desktop for Mac beta available [screenshots]

updated 02:00 am EDT, Wed April 4, 2007

Google Desktop for Mac

Google on Wednesday will introduce Google Desktop for the Mac (direct download), a new "Universal" application that indexes the contents of a Mac's hard drive, including applications, files, PDFs, and Web histories from Safari, Firefox, and Camino. The application, which will be released as a beta, will support Spotlight plug-ins and leverage Spotlight privacy features to prevent some documents from being searched. Google Desktop for Mac launches using the Command key (double-tap) and features "live search" that displays the last 10 results instantly, including the file name, a brief description, and highlighted search term. In addition, users can view other extended results in a Google-like webpage in the default browser.

The application includes a new Google application that enables users to stay up-to-date and download other Mac applications from the company. It also integrates with Google's Web search, offering both the ability to search the local desktop from Google.com (option can be turned off) or find more results from local search on the Web as well as user's Gmail account.


Google Desktop, installed as a System Preference, creates "snapshots" of indexed local files and other items from search results, enabling users to track certain files that are accidentally deleted or older versions of files, including results from previous Gmail searches when offline. Future versions are expected to include Gadget integration, according to the company.

Google Desktop will run on Mac OS X 10.4 or later on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs.











by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Comments are closed.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand

The Jorno Bluetooth keyboard and stand for tablets certainly looks nice. The gunmetal grey shell of the keyboard looks great while the ...

Apple 12-inch Retina MacBook

It is an exciting time for consumer technology, with gadgets and devices that once used to the stuff of dreams now coming to fruition. ...

JBL Synchros Reflect in-ear headphones

All headphones are not created equally, especially when it comes to use during vigorous activities or workouts. Over-the-ear headphone ...

toggle

Most Commented