Thursday, 14 October 2004

New Google Apps

Looks like the California juggernaut is at it again... Google Print is clearly a direct response to Amazon's "Search Inside the Book", while Google SMS is helluva cool (if it's as accurate as it claims). Would love to see Yahoo! and Amazon's responses. And thanks to Scripting News, I learnt about Google Desktop Search, which I'm currently testing. Thus far, it's frickin' awesome - it finds any text within your Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files, and it digs up old web pages that you've visited (so none of that "where did I see that"). I don't use Outlook or Outlook Express for e-mail, so it can't handle that, but still, cool. I know, by now it's like I'm a shill for the firm, but it's just cool. I love how after a fairly moribund period, there's now search wars and browser wars.

Edit: Cheah Chu Yeow over at Redemption in a Blog shares my Googlenthusiasm.




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