Google Desktop

O’Reilly has a good write-up on the features and workings of Google’s newest Beta, the Google Desktop.

So far it hasn’t done anything too useful for me (it’s been on my machine for about 2 hours), but I can think of plenty of times in the past when I wish I’d had this capability.

The one situation where it won’t help is when I can’t remember which computer I left something on. Now if I could tie together all the machines I use, and use the indexing to search accross them, that’d be awesome. Then let me build search groups for my teams at work, including servers. Then let me build family groups, friends groups, etc., the possibilities are endless.