Google Desktop

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Google Desktop

A desktop search application from Google that runs under Windows or Mac. It searches a user's computer for keywords in Office documents, Outlook messages, AOL chats and Web pages. It also provides a viewer for news and photos as well as mini applications called "gadgets," similar to the Gadgets that were introduced with Windows Vista (see gadget). See Google and desktop search.
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Google Desktop 2 - available in test form from http://desktop.
NASDAQ:GOOG) today announced Google Desktop 2 (beta), a free downloadable application that changes the way users access information -- whether it's on the web or stored on their computers.
Built on Google's desktop search technology, Google Desktop 2 is available at http://desktop.
Google Desktop 2 now enables hard drive encryption for stronger security and faster search via advanced filtering options.
In addition to the application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable developers to create plug-ins for desktop search, Google Desktop 2 now offers APIs that enable creation of new and innovative applications for Sidebar.