Sunday, January 07, 2007

Microsoft's new fear: a simple browser tool


The new GUtil firefox extension promises to make Google OS a reality sooner than we previously thought. Presently in early stage versions, GUtil installs a top-down start menu to the browser’s address bar, just like in Windows or Mac OS.

Google Blogoscoped says the implementation leaves a lot to be desired.

However, if GUtil is able to provide a seamless, single-click access to all of Google’s online tools, it can be a big blow for desktop software providers. Microsoft and Vista supporters, take note.

Google toolbar also provides similar functions, but this Desktop OS-like metaphor is catchy.

My suggestions:

1. I think adding a ‘log in to Google’ option should some first - prompting users to log in if the user has not logged in already.

2. Many of us are afraid of Google’s ‘Store all data’ idea, so it would also be nice if the software give users a checklist of types of datawe want Google to save online – for example, you may choose to save your articles, spreadsheets and presentations online but opt for saving passwords and searches on your computer.

That would make users feel more comfortable with using online applications.

3. Last idea: The drop down menu must also have a better version of Google Personal Start page, with tagging and options for adding widgets. Adding options for enterprises to control list of widgets would also be nice.

1 Comments:

At 7:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

tibia money tibia gold tibia item runescape accounts buy runescape accounts runescape money runescape gold runescape gp runescape power leveling runescape powerleveling cheap rs2 powerleveling runescape equipment buy rs equipment runescape runes cheap rs2 runes runescape logs cheap rs2 logs runescape items buy runescape items runescape quest point rs2 quest point cheap runescape questpoint runescape gold runescape items runescape power leveling runescape money runescape gold buy runescape gold buy runescape money runescape items runescape accounts runescape gp runescape accounts runescape money runescape power leveling runescape powerleveling tibia gold dofus kamas buy dofus kamas wow power leveling wow powerleveling runescape questpoint rs2 questpoint Warcraft PowerLeveling Warcraft Power Leveling World of Warcraft PowerLeveling World of Warcraft Power Leveling Hellgate money Hellgate gold buy runescape logs buy rs2 items cheap runescape items Hellgate London gold Guild Wars Gold buy Guild Wars Gold runescape items rs2 accounts cheap rs2 equipments lotro gold buy lotro gold buy runescape money buy runescape gold buy runescape runes lotro gold buy lotro gold runescape money runescape gold cheap rs2 powerleveling eve isk eve online isk buy runescape power leveling rs2 power leveling tibia gold tibia item runescape accounts Fiesta Silver Fiesta Gold SilkRoad Gold buy SilkRoad Gold Scions of Fate Gold Hellgate Palladium Hellgate London Palladium SOF Gold Age Of Conan Gold AOC Gold ArchLord gold tibia money tibia gold runescape accounts runescape gold cheap rs2 powerleveling buy ArchLord gold DDO Plat Dungeons and Dragons Online Plat

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home