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Google desktop search 2.0

by Nikola Strahija on August 24th, 2005 Google has updated its desktop search application by adding a new feature, which gives users access to e-mail, news, weather, photos and website feeds without having to go through a separate Web browser.

Google Desktop 2.0, currently still in beta, also features Quick Find, which lets a user search for files and applications by typing only part of a name, and also is a toolbar for Outlook users that lets them search their messages and review results from within Outlook.

Searching and indexing have also been extended. Instant messaging indexing has been extended to MSN Messenger, plus Outlook data beyond e-mail, such as contacts, appointments and tasks is now indexed.
Google has also expanded the APIs available for the application, so that developers can create plug-ins for Sidebar.

Google Desktop 2.0 is available now in English with more languages available soon. The free application runs on Windows XP and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and above. It can be downloaded for free from

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