Google Desktop Search 2.0 Beta

I have just downloaded the Google Desktop Search 2.0 Beta, I quite like it. I would like to be able to force it to index when not Idle, but thats the only complaint so far.

I am looking forward to being able to search for things amazingly quickly, I have held off from using others because they took up lots of resources on my pitifully weak machine. This one seems to be pretty good though.

I have installed an Adsense plugin to see how much revenue I don't get from this blog. ;)

I like the Gmail plugin that comes as standard, and the feed detection is really really good. It beats Internet Explorer (IE7 Beta 1) hands down. It shows a very simple outline of all the blog entries that I am interested in. It doesn't allow any aggregation of any sort, so it is more of a news bulletin system. Its pretty cool though.

I will post more opinions once I have played with it a bit more.

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.