Oct 14, 2004 ( TheHostingNews.com ) Google Inc., today announced a beta desktop search application – Google Desktop Search, that enables users to search their email, files, web history, and chats on their computers.
According to Google, this new application makes it possible for users to find information on their computers as fast and easily as they can search the web with Google. When a user chooses to search simultaneously across his or her computer and Google.com, the computer’s content is not made accessible to Google, or to anyone else, without the user’s express permission. Users can select what information they want to have searched, and easily remove information whenever they want.
“Google Desktop Search brings the power of Google to your personal information on your own computer. As easily as searching Google, you can instantly search your files, local email, the web pages you have seen, and more,” said Larry Page, Google’s co-founder and president of products.” It’s free, installs quickly, and keeps completely up to date. Google Desktop Search represents a quantum leap in access to your own information.”
Google Desktop Search is currently available for Windows XP and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and above. It requires a minimum of 128MB of RAM, and a 400MHz (or faster) Pentium processor is recommended. Google Desktop Search is available in English today and there are plans to make it available in other languages.
More information about Google Desktop Search can be found here.