Like a lot of companies these days we use Google Docs for collaboration. Yesterday I opened up a doc that was shared with me and was surprised to find a research tab on the right side of the screen. Turns out it’s brand new. Here’s what Google said about it yesterday in a blog post:
The research pane taps into Google Search directly from Google documents, so whether you want to add a cool destination to your itinerary for an upcoming trip to India or you’re looking for the perfect presidential quote for a political science paper, you don’t even have to open a new tab.
One of the big goals of Percolate is to prompt community managers and social editors with content. This is right up that alley, allowing people creating documents to find relevant content as they go. Always exciting to see others working on similar problems.
Here’s what it looks like inline (to bring it up just right click on any word in your doc):