Thursday, October 14, 2004

Google for the PC (Although Blinkx does more!)

Phew! Finally!

Google has introduced a search for the PC. This creates an index of all documents, which includes text files, Microsoft Word documents, Excel workbooks, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as email handled through Outlook or Outlook Express and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) conversations & Web pages browsed in Internet Explorer! You can set it up in preferences as to what to search for.

One of the interesting things being that while doing a Google search on the web using Internet Explorer, you're also shown how many documents on your PC match the query!

Google Desktop Search

The download link is here. And a review by O'Reilly here.

But honestly, I thought Blinkx already did all that, besides searching in News, Real media files and Adobe Acrobat documents.


My choice is still Blinx, because it's far more unobtrusive (I don't have to open a search window), as well as not needing Internet Explorer.

So, Google, I'll stick to Blnkx, thank you!


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