Google Desktop version 3 allows users to search and access information from any computer that runs the software, a feature that Google refers to as Search Across Computers.
A user could, for instance, access a personal file from his work PC or share information between computers in different rooms in a house.
"You can search across multiple computers to find your information. You don't have to worry about where it lives; it's available anywhere you are," explained Kan Liu, product manager for Google Desktop, on the company blog.
Google Desktop 3 also offers an updated version of the Google Sidebar introduced in August.
The update adds new peer-to-peer features, allowing a user to send items directly to a friend's sidebar, such as the weather forecast or an interesting news story. Users can also play games such as tic-tac-toe.
Google Desktop Search 3 is currently in beta. The free application is available for download here.
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