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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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For example, I found Google Desktop Search quite useful for certain types of queries.
Subsequent chapters describe OpenSearch tools and explore the functioning of Google desktop search and Windows search, which are used to locate data held on the local disk rather than online.
Capability: Google Desktop Search indexes files on your desktop PC and displays the results in a Google search page.
Intuit also intends to embed Google Desktop search into QuickBooks 2007, which will be available in the coming months, enabling users to locate financial, customer or retailer information stored in QuickBooks or on the user's desktop.
Downloading Google Desktop Search engine lets you type in keywords to swiftly locate files and e-mails on your computer.
It is designed to work with either MSN Desktop Search or Google Desktop search, when so desired.
Accessing the content with any sophistication required buying and learning special software, kicking Google Desktop Search in the slats because it has no way to restrict searching to individual folders, much less files; or trying to breathe life into the brain-dead Windows search feature.
A few years ago, Google released the Google desktop search utility.
Laplink Everywhere 4 has been integrated with Google Desktop Search to provide a fast method to locate remote files and e-mails from any web-enabled device, the company claims.
Now you can quickly locate files, email, and even archived instant messages you need from your remote PC using the power of Google Desktop Search even with your web-enabled mobile device.
Actually, I was sitting in someone's office the other day, and she said, "Wait a minute, I should have that document in an e-mail or a file or something," and she did a quick Google Desktop search and found it immediately.
X1 Desktop Search was recently chosen by PC Magazine as a Best of 2004 product and awarded their prestigious Technical Excellence award for Search Tools, besting Google Desktop Search and Blinkx.