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Google Desktop

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  • 7.2
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Softonic
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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
5.9.1005.12335 23/07/10
Last month's downloads:
7
Size:
1.9 MB
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Google Desktop is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

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Minimum requirements
Free space: 1 GB
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  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Chinese Simp
  • Chinese Trad
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
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Versions of Google Desktop

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Version License Language O.S. Download
Google Desktop 5.9.1005.12335 23/07/10 Free English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Google Desktop 5.9.906.4286 19/06/13 Free English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Info when you want it, right on your desktop

Cyril Roger

Recent changes

  • Improved Sidebar and Google Gadgets

Notes

No longer supported by Google.

Review last updated: 12/03/14

Pros
  • Search results in web page format
  • Large choice of gadgets
  • Can cross index from multiple machines
  • Share panel items with friends
Cons
  • First time indexing is long
  • Intrusive
  • No logical “OR” or substring search support
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Instantly find your e-mail, files, media, Web history, and chats. By making your computer searchable, Google Desktop Search puts your information easily within your reach. It frees you from having to manually organize your files, email, and any web pages you have viewed, giving you more time to do what you want.

You can:

  • Get all your personalized info in one place with Sidebar
  • Launch applications and search instantly with Quick Find
  • Find all your email, files, photos, web history, Gmail, and more
  • Search conveniently in Outlook with the Outlook Toolbar
  • Developers can write plug-ins for the sidebar

Google Gadgets

Want a clock on your computer desktop? How about a calendar, a WiFi indicator, a TV, or anything else you can dream up? Say hello to Google Gadgets. These interactive mini-applications can be anything from games to search tools to media players, and they can be any shape and size – use a weather globe to show you the latest forecast. We’ve got a lot of ready-made gadgets you can add to your desktop, but they’re also so easy to create that you can probably figure out how to build your own.

You can also save your gadget content and settings online to protect your info from computer crashes and be able to access it from your other computers by logging into your Google Account with Google Desktop. For instance, you can now ‘synch’ the To Do list on both your laptop and your desktop.

Richer Google integration

Google Desktop is more fully with the rest of Google. For instance, you can now add some Google Gadgets from your personalized homepage into your Sidebar, or anywhere else on your desktop You can also view upcoming birthdays with the Orkut gadget, see what’s popular on Google Videos, or access your Google Calendar from your desktop.

Personalize your desktop

Google Desktop will recommend new gadgets and can also automatically create a personalized Google homepage for you based on the subjects you’re most interested in. For instance, if you’re constantly doing searches on new movies, Google Desktop can automatically recommend a movies gadget to add to your desktop.

"A MUST have desktop search - Best Desktop Search program"

Google Desktop is the absolute best way to find files on your computer. Easy and fast. A MUST have on your computer. Blows Windows search out of the water. Find any file FAST and open it IMMEDIATELY with a few short key strokes.

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Cons
  • google stopped supporting it for some stupid reason

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