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Google Desktop for Mac

If you’re running Tiger and find that Spotlight works just fine for your hard-drive searching needs, you might be wondering why you would need Google Desktop, which does much the same thing. TUAW has a review with answers and screenshots that might convince you.

But before throwing caution to the wind, you should have a look at John Gruber’s outline of how the Google Desktop installation process works. It puts a lot of stuff in a lot of places, some of which seem a wee bit suspicious.

That said, it really is great to see a Mac version of Google Desktop. And according to the lead developer, Mike Pinkerton, it truly is Mac through and through — not just a Windows port.

The download is over here.

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