It’s been in Google Labs for a couple years, but Google Suggest is finally coming to the main search box on Google.com.
Google Suggest shows an on-the-fly drop-down of possible search results as you’re typing. The advantages of this, as presented by Google, are:
- Help formulate queries. Start typing what you want to find, and it’ll offer suggestions on how to finish your query.
- Reduce typos. The results that pop up are already spell corrected, with the same logic as they use in the “Did you mean?” feature.
- Save keystrokes. You don’t need to type the whole query. Start typing until your desired query appears, then just choose the proper option to finish it.
You probably won’t see this on your Google homepage yet, but it’ll be rolling out to all users sometime this week.