This week Google announced a new tool called Springboard, which is a search engine designed to search through all of Google’s suite of apps — including: Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, and so on.
In addition to search, Springboard will also act as an assistant of sorts by “proactively providing useful and actionable information and recommendations.” No examples were given as to what those recommendations might look like
Springboard is designed and marketed towards business and enterprise users of Google’s productivity apps — particularly those that have to regularly sort and search through large numbers of documents and files.
Within the same announcement Google also announce a significant upgrade to Google Sites, which is a tool designed by the company for creating web pages. The update will allow users to easily pull in information from other Google apps, and features all fully responsive designs for all of its layouts.
Both Springboard and the upgrade to Sites are currently being tested amongst a select group of users in Google’s early adopter program. If you’re interested in getting an early look at Springboard you can sign up here. An official public release date was not mentioned in the announcement.