More Google Goodness

by Henry Farrell on March 25, 2005

This may well be something that everyone else has known for weeks or months, but I for one didn’t realize until yesterday that the new version of the Google desktop search tool can now make your Thunderbird mail folders, PDF files, and much more besides searchable. It’s really a great piece of software.



The Navigator 03.25.05 at 1:02 pm

Can you explain to those of us with quite limited technical knowledge whether this is related to the Google program that Kevin Drum had to remove from his computer to keep it from freezing?


paperwight 03.25.05 at 1:12 pm

Wow, I reckon I’ll switch back from Copernic for that.


Shai 03.25.05 at 5:02 pm

I believe it’s still missing support for network drives. I have 1000 articles on a server that aren’t automatically indexed.

Also, I believe it doesn’t do full text index for pdf — kind of useless if you want to search for a specific quote, keyword, or reference.

So I still feel like I have to use something like dtsearch or roll my own server side (a pity, since the automatic indexing of web and email in google desktop is neat)


Molly Moloney 03.25.05 at 5:12 pm

It also now indexes the Firefox pages you visit– the earlier version only did Internet Explorer. Anyway, I think the Desktop Search is great; I use it practically everyday (mainly to find emails and Word files.)


Jack Lake 03.25.05 at 10:17 pm

Henry’s is one perpective; Big Brother (Broogle?) is another. I can search my on material thanks, but no thank you.

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