We’ve just launched the ability to use Gmail’s Search to find your Sub Tasks and Notes.
This has been a tremendously long time gestating… behind the scenes it always got de-prioritised because we couldn’t find a way to neatly present our own search results within Gmail’s.
But the number of requests was overwhelming – as many of you pointed out that the utility of Notes was limited until you could search (I’m paraphrasing – not all the emails put it quite so politely 😉 ). So we did it in the most simple manner we could – we simply tacked additional results onto the end of Gmail’s own.
What’s the value of searching sub tasks and notes (as put forward by the community)?
- Notes are delightfully searchable, because you write them yourself, so the phrasing pops back into your head. It makes it much easier to rediscover important tasks (and of course, emails/tasks with Notes are – by their very nature – more valuable than the average email).
- It’s a clever way to add extra categorisation. I.e. keywords or tags you can search beyond subject/body/labels.
This was written by Andy Mitchell