It’s almost as if this were a major presidential election story, with all the press it got yesterday: Google has launched a desktop search tool. Once you set up the software download, it indexes your computer for certain types of files, including e-mail, .TXT, HTML, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, AOL instant messages, and

In recent posts I have mentioned A9 and changes to Ask Jeeves, allowing users to save or otherwise personalize their search results. Now Yahoo gets into the act with My Yahoo! Search. The results pages allow you to save sites (with or without notes), share them, or block them from your computer. As

Where do they come up with these names? Clusty is a new metasearch tool from the folks at Vivisimo, and it looks a lot like its parental unit. In fact, it works a lot like Vivismo, but has additional tabs that allow you to quickly change your search to news, images, shopping, encyclopedia, or

Ask Jeeves has unveiled some new and interesting features this week. First is the ability to save specific search results to an online folder, which will hold 1,000 search listings (more if you register, for free). You can also organize, annotate, and share the sites you save.

9/29 Update: Gary Price has a lengthy