Google Desktop and Adium

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Google just released Google Desktop for Mac. Good job, guys! My initial reaction is positive. I like double tap on Cmd, that’s quite hot. I noticed that it looks and feels a lot like Quicksilver. In fact, I’d guess that they just outright hired Alcor. It’s missing the subject-verb-object stuff that really makes QS, but it’s pretty close otherwise. It also looks like you can get your whole workflow flowing through Google, which is pretty useful. It also stores old documents. I really hope that gets integrated with Time Machine in Leopard.

Anyway, I’d just like to point out that Google Desktop should search all of your Adium transcripts fine, since Google Desktop searches file types with a Spotlight importer, which we have for Adium chat logs. We get a brief mention (but no link) in this FAQ entry about letting you search iChat transcripts.

Again, great job to Google on getting this out there, I can’t wait to see what gets done with it (and what comes next!).


  1. Peter Hosey replied on April 5th, 2007:

    You should mention the part about Google Desktop searching Adium transcripts on the Adium blog.