Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Google Launches Quick Search Box App for Mac
If there is one aspect of the Mac OS that Mac users love to gripe about it is OS X's desktop search feature, Spotlight, which was initially introduced in OS X 10.4. While it does an adequate job of searching a Mac system's files, its functionality leaves a lot to be desired. Even with improvements to Spotlight, such as adding Boolean search operators with the release of OS X 10.5 (Leopard), many Mac users still feel that Spotlight is missing a lot of needed functionality; and because Apple has been unable to adequately meet the needs of many of its users, third-party developers stepped in and produced more functional applications to perform system searches--as well as act as application launchers--such as LaunchBar, Butler, and QuickSilver...