Google Desktop

Google Desktop is a discontinued computer program with desktop search capabilities created for Microsoft Windows environment. It was launched in 2004 and discontinued in 2011. According to Google, they witnessed some big changes in how users store and access their own data.

Of course, they launched multiple web-based application and they wanted their user base to move to those apps. However, even with the multiple cloud apps, users do not feel comfortable in storing all their data, documents, files and emails in the cloud especially with Google.

There will always be a need for users who want to keep their data private and that’s where a traditional desktop search comes in. It will allow users to search theirs own PCs for emails, files, music, photos, movies and much more.

When it comes to Desktop Search, there is only a few alternatives that are still being updated. The two that comes to my head are Copernic Desktop Search and X1 Search.