Have you ever wished you had information about your contacts more readily to hand? I know I do. Having to move away from an email to get information, for example, can be a bit of a hassle at times.
However, that is about to change. Google has announced that over the first few weeks of June they intend rolling out a Google App called The People’s Widget. Not exactly a great title, but what the heck. As long as it helps me to organise myself better, that’s all that matters.
Speaking with macworld.com Google Software Engineer Zohair Hyder said “The people widget surfaces content from friends, family and colleagues that is already available to you but may be hard to find and makes it easier to connect with them.”
So, providing you already have this information, the new addition to Google Apps will furnish you more easily with information about such things as place of work, title and photos; even recent Google Buzz posts, plus any links to shared files including Google Calendar and Google Docs.
One other interesting feature is the application can also create shortcut commands that are able to schedule meetings or start group chats.
This sort of application is not that new. Something similar is available with a Microsoft plug-in for Outlook, called Xobni. It’s also available for the BlackBerry. However, if like me you are a regular Gmail user, then this will be a great boon.