Google has launched version 4 of Google Desktop, together with Google Notebook, Google Trends and Google Co-op, which improve the way users manage web content.
Google Desktop 4 allows users to access small interactive applications, known as “widgets”, without having to download software or open up a browser.
It also synchronises with other computers, so when a change is made on a person’s work machine, for instance, it is also made on that person’s home computer.
Google Notebook allows users to click a “note this” link in search results and save the information. Users can also grab text and pictures from websites and paste them into Google Notebook.
Google Trends graphs searches based on the terms a Google user types into the search engine, and offers a bar graph that shows what region, country and language had the most searches for those particular terms.
Google Co-op allows self-described experts in a field to label or tag their websites in Google’s search engine, to make it easier for users to access their specialist information.
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