Google, in its infinite wisdom, has finally upgraded Gmail’s advent-of-the-Web-what-is-semantics? search engine to something a little more snazzy. You can now search your Google Docs from within Gmail, and there’s also a ‘did you mean?’ subtitle if you typo a search query.
Despite the update, searching is still slower than a three-legged tortoise. At least the Google Docs results come in asynchronously — so if you’re just searching your email, you won’t see any speed degradation.
To enable the new feature, click the green ‘beaker’ in the top right of Gmail and scroll down to Apps Search > Enable. Save your changes and enjoy your new ‘Search Mail and Docs’ button!