How about some more desktop search news? This time from Apple. Stefanie Olsen reports in the News.com story: Jobs centers Spotlight on desktop search, what Apple CEO Steve Jobs had to say about desktop search during his keynote speech at the Macworld Expo today. In addition to reading Stefanie’s article, you can view a webcast of the keynote address online.
+ Apple’s “Spotlight” search technology is on target for release in the first half of 2005. At launch, Spotlight will index more than 12 file types.
+ Olsen writes, There’s even a concept in Tiger [the name of Apple’s most recent OS X upgrade] called Smart Folders that will pull together files based on a combination of keywords or file attributes.
Interesting. Blinkx, who just yesterday unveiled pre-beta version of their tool (including desktop search capabilities) for the Mac, offers a feature called Smart Folders. Stefanie’s description of what Apple is developing sounds similar to what Blinkx is already offering.