Google eBay Watcher is one of the thousands of gadgets available for the Google Desktop Search application. But what are the gadgets anyway? The gadgets are plug-in components that enrich your Desktop experience and performs the most incredible and handy tasks that you can imagine and more.
At this point, if you’re not a user already, you might be wondering what is Google Desktop Search. Let me explain that to you and then we’ll come back to the Google eBay Watcher. This tool is developed by the people from Google, which is quite a reference of its quality, and is a desktop searching engine that allows you to perform searches within your computer as you were searching something on the Internet.
Back to the Google eBay Watcher, first thing to say is that you need to have Desktop Search 4 or above running on your system to use this gadget. On the side bar of the Desktop Search you’ll find a round button with an addition sign on it. When you press it, a gadget search window will open and you can browse the huge list to find the one you want. In this case, you can just type in “eBay” and Google eBay Watcher gadget will be listed. Then you press the “Add” button below the gadget thumbnail and that’s it, you’re done! Easy, right? Optionally, you can download the installation file from the Google Gadgets web site and then execute it by double clicking on it. A short installation will take place and the gadget will be ready to go.
Immediately, you will see a new square section on the side bar of Desktop Search showing “Click here to log into eBay” and that is what you have to do to get started using the gadget. If you do so, a web browser on the log-in web site of eBay will open so you can sign in. This way, you link your eBay account to Google. After that, the little square section on the Desktop Search side bar will start showing you the status of the items you are currently watching on eBay. Of course, if there isn’t any the only thing you’re gonna get is the following text: “No watching any eBay items”.
The basic idea after this gadget is to give to Google Desktop Search the ability to monitor the eBay items you’re currently watching so you don’t need to use your web browser and login into eBay anymore. This cool plug-in is available for free and is good to know that has been tested to work correctly with Google Desktop Search.
- It's free
- No need to login into eBay to watch your items. Easy to use
- Bad interface
- Few features available
- Only available for eBay (EEUU)