August 22, 2005
Google Desktop 2.0 thoughts
Here's the Google Desktop 2.0 client. It's along the lines of Konfabulator and Mac OS X widgets. The sidebar needs work. It's not a good form factor (I hate that term), and the way it was done (several blocks of content) was something we punted on when deciding what the UI was going to be for Netscape 6 way back when.
The best "sidebar" are the AIM/Yahoo/MSN clients. A buddy list is something you want persistent and maybe some content but not lots of mini blocks of content.
I'm wondering if the "sidebar" or Google Desktop expands into Skyline. I'll just stop there. Those who know Skyline know what I'm talking about. It also could morph into Marlon/Joe's task and contact oriented sidebar/messaging app. That was a pretty good idea too.
Posted by rebron at August 22, 2005 11:17 AM
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