Ever wanted to send an attachment using your web mail? Don’t you hate having to dig through your hard drive until you find the right file? While drag-and-drop capabilities would be great, it would be even better if the Desktop Search Tools already on our systems were smart enough to let us directly find the file from within the file-upload box.
In the particular case of Gmail, Google already makes a decent desktop search product which can even index all of your Gmail, so I’d really like to see them integrate it better with Gmail. Microsoft could do the same with their desktop search product.
I haven’t delved into the implementation details, but it seems possible. Google already does something similar with Google Suggest (you start typing your query into Google, and a list of like terms pops-up), so I’m guessing it would be feasible to code this into Gmail and your local copy of Google Desktop Search.
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