Google Desktop Search

Google has launched their integrated desktop search in public beta. The most interesting thing is that rather than being a desktop application, it simply adds another tab to Google’s search results, and displays indexed desktop content from email, Office documents, etc.

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X1 Desktop Search an alternative to Google

I may be biased (as I work for Idealab), but in my tests of both Desktop Search products, I think that X1 does a much better job. The simple fact that it can index a variety of file formats (over 200) incl. PDF, Word, XLS, PPT, WML) not just simple text data in an email or a word doc... thats a pretty big plus to power users... Check it out! You can get a free trial download... http://www.x1.com/