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Google Quick Search
From the developer of Quicksilver
travelin cat




msg:3825375
 3:44 pm on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you like Quicksilver, you'll love this:

Google Quick Search not only searches for and launches files and apps, it can also perform context-specific actions.

Get it and learn more at the Google Mac Blog [googlemac.blogspot.com].

 

weeks




msg:3825570
 7:42 pm on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hmmm. Interesting. This is part of the move to make the desktop a dumb terminal with all of the functions residing on servers. Probably a good thing for many. I'll pass. Spotlight is search enough for me on my Mac and I don't want to risk sharing what I do on my computer with the world.

limbo




msg:3825926
 8:34 am on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I feel the same weeks. Not that I'm out of earshot. But I feel like I'm giving enough away already.

techrealm




msg:3825938
 9:22 am on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I agree... We have the tech know how to see the risks associated with this service. I wonder how the average user that just wants it to work would feel about their info stored somewhere else if they understood the possible repercussions?

physics




msg:3826258
 4:57 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hmmm ... sounds like this one is Google solving a problem that doesn't exist for a small market that probably doesn't want it. Spotlight is great already and doesn't have as many privacy issues.

travelin cat




msg:3826272
 5:16 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

Although I would never use it, anyone that has used Quicksilver will understand how powerful it is. I'll stick with Quicksilver and spotlight as separate items, but I do see how some people would embrace it.

notsosmart




msg:3826473
 9:53 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

You have to figure that *most* people do not have sensitive data on their machines (except, for cough-cough, you know what). Given this, the new app could be good.

But I agree with physics - why solve a problem that doesn't exist?

techrealm




msg:3826614
 12:44 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

You have to figure that *most* people do not have sensitive data on their machines

I disagree, most of the hundreds of non techies desktops I have worked on still have all their finances, personal information, and other info that they wouldnt neccessarily want given over to anyone. Allot of people have personal photos that while not illegal they probably wouldnt want anyone to even know the file name.

Also what gets caught up in search is IM logs and the like...

These can be all juicy pieces for problems in normal life. The lawbreakers or such well, probably wont use this.

techrealm




msg:3826616
 12:47 am on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

why solve a problem that doesn't exist?

Then they would be saying that macs search is so superior to theirs that they aren't needed by that market.

Its probably a top question by support and was easy to deal with by just providing a product. They have that special project time to play with in their schedules too.

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