Google just announced their latest version of Google Desktop. The new release gives users a better sidebar, a preview "plusbox" in search results and better security. The Gadget directory was given a major facelift too — it looks very apple-ish with the reflective gadget previews.
"The sidebar has a completely new look and feel. It samples the color of your wallpaper and fades in the sampled color so that it fits seamlessly onto your desktop. Some of our gadgets have been redesigned so that they are easy to tell apart, easy to read, and easy on the eyes. More differentiated gadgets allow for faster scanning of information through the sidebar. And we've created a new dialog for adding gadgets so it's easier and faster than ever to find the right gadgets for you." — Inside Google Desktop Blog , according to Garett Rogers