I downloaded Google Desktop Search (new window) some time ago, installed it, and then un-installed it because I was a bit suspicous, and it didn’t support Firefox. Today, I snapped. I turned to Outlook’s search facility for the nth time and the frustration of waiting for Outlook to find messages got to me. I whipped online and slammed me a copy of the new desktop search.
It’s genius. It takes a while to build the index (master list) to start with, but even though it’s not complete, it’s infinitely quicker than Outlook’s search, and displays the contents of your Outlook emails in Google. So searching for emails need no longer take an age. It’s now at my fingertips with google snappiness!