Want a clock on your computer desktop? How about a calendar, a WiFi
indicator, a TV, or anything else you can dream up?
Say hello to Google Gadgets. These interactive mini-applications can be
anything from games to search tools to media players, and they can be any shape
and size – use a weather globe to show you the latest forecast. We’ve got a
lot of ready-made gadgets you can add
to your desktop, but they’re also so easy to create that you can probably
figure out how to build your
You can also save
your gadget content and settings online to protect your info from computer
crashes and be able to access it from your other computers by logging into your
Google Account with Google Desktop. For instance, you can now ‘synch’ the To
Do list on both your laptop and your desktop.
Richer Google integration
We've also integrated Google Desktop more fully with the rest of Google. For
instance, you can now add
some Google Gadgets from your personalized homepage into your Sidebar, or
anywhere else on your desktop You can also view upcoming birthdays with the
Orkut gadget, see what’s popular on Google Videos, or access your Google
Calendar right from your desktop.
Personalize your desktop
Google Desktop will recommend
new gadgets and can also automatically create
a personalized Google homepage for you based on the subjects you’re most
interested in. For instance, if you’re constantly doing searches on new
movies, Google Desktop can automatically recommend a movies gadget to add to
Other New Features
Improved indexing – When you move files, Google Desktop
now updates your index more quickly and accurately. You can also manually
re-index your computer by clicking the Google Desktop icon in the taskbar
and selecting "Re-Index."
Easily add content to your web clips gadget – This
improved gadget now allows you to stay up to date on subjects you're interested
in by easily searching and adding web clips.
Removing deleted files from search results - Some users like
the fact that Google Desktop saves
cached versions of deleted files in case they need to retrieve them. But we
know this isn't for everyone. Don't want to see deleted files in your search
results? Just enable the "remove deleted items" option in your Desktop