Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Google Desktop 2

AUG 22,
Google Inc. has announced Google Desktop 2 (beta), a free downloadable application that combines desktop search with an intelligent sidebar that learns the user's habits and interests.

Intelligent enough, this is more like personal web assistant that learns about your habits and interests to identify and present web pages, news stories, and photos that it thinks you will be interested in."

Built on Google's desktop search technology the software include major new features, such as a Sidebar that provides desktop access to a variety of personalized information including email, news, weather, photos, stocks and RSS and Atom news feeds. Sidebar appears as a small vertical window on the side of a user's screen that includes a series of "live" content panels.

Additional features include a scratch pad to type and save notes and a quick view of recently or frequently visited websites.

And the Outlook Toolbar enables Microsoft Outlook users to search all of their Outlook email directly from an embedded search box and results list, without having to leave the application and apart from searching the Web, Google will trawl PC program data like Word, Excel, Adobe PDFs and instant messages.

Apart from all this ,GoogleIM is also available now.