Google Now is a pretty impressive mobile tool – perhaps still more so on Android than iOS – and it looks like its also headed to the desktop as well. In a new release of the Canary build of Google Chrome for Mac and Windows, the familiar cards based notification system is present. Canary is the developer version of Chrome, so it's not for everyone, but if you want to take a look, you'll need to enable it. Phil Nickinson at Android Central has you covered:

To turn on the notifications, you'll need to enable chrome://flags/#enable-google-now, then relaunch. Make sure you're signed in, and you should start seeing Google Now notifications in either the Windows tray or the Mac system bar.

Apparently, it's pretty slick, and offers up just the same notification cards as you'd get on your iPhone or Android phone. If you want to give it a try, download it at the link below – with caution, remember it's a developer build – and let us know what you think.