Saturday, September 10, 2005

Peer Impact Search - Google Sidebar Plug-in

I've created a simple sidebar plug-in for Google's desktop sidebar that will allow you to perform searches from the desktop sidebar application. Below are the instructions for installing the plug-in. This is the start of many other cool applications that will be coming out of the R&D department in the near future, so stay tuned.

If you don't have Google desktop installed you can download it here. Google desktop is great for finding documents and files on your computer. It usually takes less a second to find any file. The sidebar is also a great tool. I use it to keep updated with the news, weather, and RSS feeds.

Installation Instructions
IE users: Download the plug-in through Peer Impact.
Firefox users: Download the plug-in through Peer Impact.

Run the PI-sidebar-plugin-installer.msi
Go into sidebar's “Add/Remove Panels”
Check “Show ActiveX plug-ins”
Scroll down to “Peer Impact Search”
Select the checkbox
Click ok

The plug-in should appear in your sidebar

This is a alpha release of the software so please let me know if you come across any problems. I would also like some feedback on it and any ideas on how to improve it.