Desktop search application Google Desktop is out of beta with a few cool new features. Most notably, the sidebar now features Google Maps integration.
Fans of Google Maps will want to check out Sidebar’s new maps panel, which lets you do all the usual cool maps stuff — local business info, directions, sightseeing — plus a new one: finding new locations relevant to the web pages and emails you’re reading and showing them in your maps panel.
There’s also a simple new to-do panel. Other third party panels are available, including gdTunes, a very cool plug-in that integrates with iTunes and even displays album art.
If you’ve been waiting to try Google Desktop until it graduated from Beta school to become a full Doctor of the Desktop, now’s the time to get indexing!