If you’ve used Google lately, you’ve noticed those little information-packed card that show up at the top of some search results, giving you the exact answer to the question you had without having to open any links. And if you’re an Android user, those cards fill your Google Now interface, providing hopefully relevant info at a glance.
Today, Google brought those cards to Inbox by Gmail’s search function. The updated search now surfaces the exact info you’re looking for in a tidy little box at top of your search results. The cards work with everything from frequent flyer numbers to packages you’re tracking.
So instead of digging through overstuffed emails to find your flight number or membership ID, Google says Inbox will parse everything for you and dig up just what you need, cleanly formatted to be put to good use.
The cards are already available both on the web and through the app for iOS and Android.
Inbox is also bringing a search function already available in the browser to its mobile app as well. When searching now, instead of seeing every matching result in reverse chronological order, you’ll see what Inbox thinks are the most relevant results at the top. The reverse chronological order still follows below, but hopefully Google’s crazy-smart algorithms will be able to dig up just what you’re looking for first.