Google Desktop is an utility that helps you to access your information from your PC and from the Internet. And with plug-ins, the power and the features of Google Desktop tremendously increased, making it one of the must have tools on your desktop or laptop.

Google Desktop

PC Magazine rates Google Desktop 3 Beta 4 stars out of possible 5. It concludes that despite a quirk here and there, the latest version of Google Desktop is full of improvements that make a very good thing even better.

Pros: Free. Quick Search Box. Desktop search works well. Automatic news feeds. Indexes MSN Messenger and AIM chats. Integrated Microsoft Outlook toolbar. Some 60 plug-in panels with more on the way. Now indexes ZIP file content.

Cons: New Search Across Computers feature a bit difficult to figure out. No Mac support. News items not user-customizable.

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