Google Auto-Complete

I know, I know… first post in a long time. Trust me; I haven’t abandoned the blog — more on that another time.

Anyway, I just tested Google Suggest, the new Auto-Complete feature that’s currently in beta at Google. My first impression is that this is a wicked fast service! I hope they make it a default feature, but I imagine they’d still have to work out the scaling issues.

Beyond that, I’d like to see the Auto-Complete feature applied to all the other Google properties like GMail, Froogle, Google News and even the Google Tool Bar. I’m sure it’s in the works.

In fact, I noticed that Google does pass the “&complete=1” query argument over to Google News when your web searches display results with relevant news stories. However, the Auto-Complete feature does not yet work in News.

Again, bravo to Google! They even brought me out of a blogging slumber :-)