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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Finally Google Desktop available for Macs too

Google Desktop 1.0 is finally available for Macs too. The search giant announced yesterday of the same. The software is more basic than its Windows counterpart, focusing strictly on searching for files, e-mails and Web pages. A "Quick Search Box" resides on the desktop and displays results to queries in a dropdown menu.

Like Spotlight, which is built into Mac OS X, Google Desktop indexes the entire computer in the background. It can also pull up Gmail and Web history, in addition to integrating with Google's Web search by adding a "Desktop" link. Unlike Google Desktop for Windows, the Mac version does not currently include the Google Sidebar or e-mail client integration.

But I frankly feel that it's NOT needed for a MAC - when Spotlight does such a fantastic job.