Angry Robot

Google Desktop for Mac

Released yesterday. I gave it a shot. It’s a spotlight-alike, for instant searches of your local files, invoked by default via the clever command-command doubletap.

I installed it yesterday and gave it a shot. (Warning: suspicious installer.) I de-installed it later that day. Basically, there were a bunch of runaway crazy processes eating up all my CPU and RAM, and Google Desktop was the only thing I’ve installed lately. It couldn’t have just been the indexing, it was in effect hours later. Also, for the avid quicksilver user, it has little to offer.

I will say, though, that despite using it very little, there were a couple neat things. 1. It must be live-indexing Safari’s history, since sites I had browsed minutes ago were showing up in the search results. 2. It indexes mail messages, which spotlight does but quicksilver does not (or at least I can’t figure out how to get it to do that). Which is nice.

Not 20% of CPU nice, however.