Thursday, October 14, 2004

Google Desktop Search

It's finally here, Google Desktop Search!  You can download the beta release right here.  Be sure to read the privacy policy; it's crystal clear, obviously written by humans, not by lawyers.  Unfortunately there does not appear to be any support for Gmail in this beta release.  I haven't had a chance to play with GDS yet, I've been using Filehand Search (it's free) too for the last few weeks, but I am excited to try the GDS software.  If anyone has had any experience with GDS, leave me a comment (especially if you are comparing GDS to X1 or Filehand).

There is no version currently for Macintosh or Linux; you need to have Win2K SP3 or WinXP to run the software.

While it does say that it searches Outlook e-mails, there is no comment on specific support for Outlook PST files, though I would be surprised if PST support is not already available or coming in the next beta release.

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