updated 05:10 pm EDT, Wed October 24, 2007
Google Desktop for 10.5
Google Desktop has been updated for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and the company is saying that users should apply the update before installing the new version of Mac OS X. A post to the Google Mac blog from Mark Sabec, Associate Product Marketing Manager, and Mike Pinkerton, Software Engineer, reads "we've been working hard to ensure that all Google products for the Mac work seamlessly with Leopard as well as Tiger. So we want to let you know about an update for Google Desktop for the Mac that adds Leopard compatibility. You should install this Desktop update before upgrading from Tiger to Leopard to ensure that Desktop works properly on Leopard. If after you upgrade to Leopard, your Google Desktop appears to be functioning incorrectly, please look at the release notes for troubleshooting information." The new release is available as a free download.
Google says that all of its other Mac-compatible products, including Google Notifier, Picasa Web Albums Uploader, SketchUp, and Earth will smoothly transition from Tiger to Leopard.