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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Google Docs Moves To The Desktop...Sort Of

The Google Docs Team has added a nice feature; Docs, along with Calendar and Gmail, can now be accessed from the desktop. To get this, just go to Google Pack, and there is an option to install desktop access points, in the form of start menu items, desktop shortcuts, and in the add/remove programs section. Gmail can be chosen as your default mail client and all three of the apps can be used in a tab/address bar/bookmark bar - free version of Chrome. I think this is a nice addition, but they should focus more on putting features (i.e., more objects in Presentations) into the Google Docs apps and make it more robust like Zoho. Anyways, check out the pics below of the installation process and what the finished product looks like.