Some additional comments:
- Hopefully future versions will significantly broaden the collection of files that can be indexed. For example, given that I use Lotus Notes for email, it would be helpful if GDS was able to index Notes email. Perhaps Google could figure out some way to make GDS have a pluggable infrastructure and put out an SDK that would allow uber geeks to plugin support for specific formats?
- This thing is fast! I was working on a TXT file this morning, saved it, and immediately went to GDS and search for it. It came up immediately. Impressive.
Overall, Google has a hit with this. However, the only way this will succeed long term is if Google doesn't violate the trust of their users. So far Google has done well. Don't blow it.