Google brings Desktop to the Mac

Macintosh users can now use Google Desktop to search the full text of all the data on their hard drive. Google Desktop for the Mac, which is in beta, also lets users search Gmail, Web history and the Web simultaneously, as well as find prior versions of files and recover files that have been accidentally deleted.

According to a post Wednesday morning on the Google Mac Blog: "We know that simply 'porting' to the Mac is not a good idea. So we took the time to develop a product that deeply integrates into Mac OS X and maintains its high standards of usability. This is a Mac product through and through, from the bezel on our search box down to correctly (and securely) handling multiple users and FileVault."

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