The newest, coolest, next big thing from Google: Google Desktop indexes your files, emails (Outlook and Outlook Express only though), MS Office documents, and AOL IM chat history. And it really does work and that so much better than the slow (accidentally hitting F3 is no fun) and lousy Search function that comes with Windows. Download it, install it, try it out and pull out the F3 key from your keyboard with your teaspoon.

Screenshot of Google Desktop search in Firefox when searching for "Firefox"


Oh, and if you're trying to hide bootleg software/music/porn in obscure locations, remember to tell Google Desktop "Don't Search These Items" so none of that comes up at the least opportune moments (like when your girlfriend is looking over your shoulder).

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