Google Desktop Search 1.0 Searches More Files
Google Desktop Search is now available as a final 1.0 version, which is freely downloadable from the Googleâ€™s website. It had been under beta testing for quite some months now and it was about time that Google enhanced the tool to incorporate suggestions and bug fixes found in those days.
The latest version supports indexing and searching of files of the formats:
Email from Outlook 2000+, Outlook Express 5+, Netscape Mail 7.1+, Mozilla Mail 1.4+, and Thunderbird .Files on your computer, including text, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF, MP3, image, audio, and video files. Web pages viewed using Internet Explorer 5+, Netscape 7.1+, Mozilla 1.4+, and Firefox. Chats from AOL 7+ and AOL Instant Messenger 5+
Google also claims that they have added support for Chinese and Korean interfaces. The desktop search also lets user search for content in deleted or accidentally replaced files until the time the database of the index is completely overhauled.
A senior Google representative Jonathan Rosenberg told the media: â€œGoogle Desktop Search brings the power of Google search to information on the computer hard drive. Itâ€™s like having a photographic memory of everything youâ€™ve seen with your computer, right at your fingertips.â€
The Operating System support for the application is still quite terrible. Only Windows XP and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and better are supported yet.
Sushubh Mittal is the Tech Columnist at Search Engine Journal, Editor of TechWhack.