Lee Odden

Google Desktop Search out of beta

Lee Odden     Online Marketing

Google Desktop Search is officially out of beta today. New features include the ability to index the entire content of PDF files and the metadata of multimedia files. Google Desktop now offers support for Firefox Thunderbird e-mail as well as AOL’s Netscape.

Google is also releasing a tool kit to create plug-in applications that extend the functionality of Desktop Search via APIs.

One plugin that should be launching today offers the ability to search metadata of Apple iTunes music files. Another plug-in is in development that will transcribe audio and video content using speech-to-text technology to make those files searchable.

Lots of other coverage on this.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.