Google Desktop beta ?

  Daibus 17:55 25 Oct 04
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I'm sorry if this question has been asked before, but what is the general opinion of the new Google Desktop beta search engine?

Cheers.

  Alan2 19:44 25 Oct 04

I find it to be very useful for searching amongst documents on my PC especially email as the standard MS search facility doesn't seem to see them.


I do, however, suspect that its indexing procedure slows down access to the internet.

  wint 22:15 25 Oct 04

I have only been using it for a few days but it does look good & amazingly quick to use and produce results.

I have de-selected the report back to Google option, also the option to save secure web pages results.

Wint

  Josh123 22:59 25 Oct 04

I have been using it for a week, and it's excellent. Can't think how I managed without it. Doesn't seem to have had any adverse effects, so far.
See this review click here

  Mikè 16:19 26 Oct 04

Just installed this and added it to Opera's search options excellent little prog.

  mcds01 16:22 26 Oct 04

click here

"users could unwittingly allow people who follow them on the PCs, for example, to see sensitive information in e-mails they've exchanged. That could mean revealed passwords, exposed conversations with doctors or viewed web pages detailing online purchases."

  Mikè 16:33 26 Oct 04

Yes in as much as it can cache HTTPS pages (this can be turned off) don't install it on a shared (single user account) PC. As for emails surely if someone has access to your account they can see your sent received emails anyway?

  Josh123 18:32 26 Oct 04

In my situation, I'm not too worried about your e-mail example, but what Google Desktop can do is to open files that you have password protected; e.g. Excel spreadsheets, or Word documents.

  Daibus 11:39 27 Oct 04

Very helpfull replies guys.

Any more opinions?

  Daibus 10:41 30 Oct 04

Bump.

  JayDay 17:20 24 Nov 04

I have been using this for two days and very disappointed.

No integration with FireFox or Thunderbird.

No partial searching.

When you delete a file or move it the original file location is in the list of hits. I know it's a beta version version, but I don't think it's ready by a long shot.

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