Google have been pretty good to the Mac community recently, and whilst we haven’t had all the Google goodies our PC-owning friends have access to straight away, we’ve not been left totally in the cold, either.
Even so, Google has affirmed its commitment to the Mac by starting up the Google Mac Blog and pushing some new software and browser plugins our way.
If you sit down at your Mac, start up your browser, and search for “Google mission statement”, this is what you’ll see:
“Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
We’re pretty serious about that mission, including the “universally accessible” part. It means making products that everyone can use – including Mac users. We want to provide great products and services to the tens of millions of Mac users around the world, because it’s the right thing to do, and because Mac users inside and outside Google demand it. That’s why we’ve recruited some of the best, most passionate Mac people out there for a Mac Engineering team.
So, what do we get from the word go with this pledge?
* Our very own Mac Software Downloads page.
* A small (hopefully growing) collection of Dashboard Widgets
* Two methods of uploading photos to Picasa
* Google Notifier with Safari support for Google Calendar
* Google Video for Mac
* Google Earth for Mac
Hopefully this is just the start of a beautiful friendship.