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Friday, 19 December 2008

Google Docs + Desktop

Google Docs had teamed up with Desktop! There is now a   Google Docs Gadget for Google Desktop. So, once this gadget is installed, all you have to do is type in the search box, and your docs will be searched, amazing!! Files can be dragged and dropped into this, so instead of having to upload 1 file at a time via the uploader within Google Docs, many can be uploaded with this gadget. This is a great example of how cloud computing can be integrated with a desktop application, hopefully more of these will be released to help bridge the separation between the cloud and desktop. Also, it really seems that Google is pushing the development of Google Docs, this is my 2nd post about them in 1 day and on the Official Google Blog, there is a posting about refining image searches for specific types of photos (i.e., clipart) which will make finding and adding these to Google docs that much easier.