Going international

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 9:18 PM

Have you been waiting to use Google Desktop 3 in something other than English? Your wait is over, at least in these 15 languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, and Norwegian.

Among other new features, Floating Sidebar panels enable you to drag your favorite panels wherever you like on your desktop. And although Google Talk is not yet available in these languages, you’ll still be able to easily email News, Web Clips, and more to a friend right from the Sidebar. If you have multiple computers, you can visit the preferences page to enable Search Across Computers, an advanced feature designed for seamless searches of your documents and web history from any of your computers. But wait! There’s more: the Quick Search Box, available to English-language users for just a short time, is also included. It’s a conveniently located place to search the web as well as your local computer.

The enterprise version launches today too, and comes with Group Policy templates and documentation for centrally administering these features on both the consumer and enterprise versions.

Whichever one you use, may your searches be swift across the globe.