Review: Google Desktop Search Engine

PCWorld: Review – Google Desktop Search Engine

Desktop search tools let you find stuff fast on your hard drive. Since Microsoft’s built-in search tools in Windows improved, third-party tools like this one have arguably become less important, but may provide a productivity edge for small business employees with lots of data to search.

“Google, like Exalead, builds its desktop search experience around a browser. In the case of Google, however, it has an advantage because Desktop generally matches Google’s Web search experience.

This free application provides full-text searching of Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape and Thunderbird e-mail; Word, Excel and PowerPoint files; and PDFs, images and video. As such, it covers many essential sources of information, but clearly less than other products.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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