Thursday, October 14, 2004

Google Search Gets Personal

A buddy of mine here at work downloaded this earlier today and raved about it so I thought I'd try it. It was Awesome. Instead of that clunky search tool that never comes back with decent results in Windows, Google's search tool came back with awesome results.

Google is expanding the borders of its search empire into people's computers.
The net giant has released a preliminary version of a desktop program that will search computer hard drives, as well as the web.

The desktop tool can be downloaded for free and lets people search e-mails in Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, as well as files in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and in plain text.
It also searches web pages viewed in Internet Explorer and instant messages in AOL Instant Messenger.
Google said the software was based on its internet search engine. It takes a while to index a PC hard drive, but after that the company says search results will appear in fractions of a second.