A week using the Google Desktop Search
Last week when Google came up with its Desktop Search, it promised to make finding files on our desktop a lot less painful. Knowing Google and its other services, I had little doubt that the new tool from their stable would be incredible. A week using it and I am not disappointed. It consumes manageable system RAM, gives me results in a format I am most used to watching (Googleâ€™s web results) and best thing of all it will only improve from here.
Agreed, the software support is limited. You can search through only the most popular file formats. PDF and many other formats are currently not supported. However, it is just the beginning. Google learns fast and we can be sure an update would cover-up most of the requisitions. But one thing is for sure, they need to start realizing that there are browsers in the market other than Internet Explorer and some people do use email clients which are not from Microsoftâ€™ stable. They seem to have taken the popular approach in the first beta supporting what an average computer user would be using in day-to-day life.
Other than that, with Microsoft jumping into the fray with an announcement that their own desktop search tool would be out by the end of the year, exciting days are ahead. Although I have my doubts, but Microsoft who knows the Operating System inside out can come up with something that can surprise many souls. And I cannot wait to test their capabilities. Their MSN Search engine in its new avatar is disappointing to say the least.