The elf’s at Google seem to be working late into the night developing new features for their popular Gmail program. This time they have added gadgets for both Google Doc’s and Google Calender to Gmail. This addition will make it easier for uses of these Google programs to access their stuff while surfing the Internet and checking their mail.

On their blog Google states that:

Gmail Labs has been a really fun way to easily try out new ideas and get some of our pet feature requests implemented quickly. We wanted to take this to the next level and let you start adding your own stuff to Gmail. Today we’re launching a few Labs experiments that let you add gadgets to the left-nav, next to Chat and Labels.

To get you started, we’ve worked with the engineers from the Calendar and Docs teams on two highly requested features: a simple way to see your Google Calendar agenda and get an alert when you have a meeting, and a gadget that shows a list of your recently accessed Google Docs and lets you search across all of your documents right from within Gmail.

Google seems on a mission to add new items to their already popular Gmail program which must be adding to the frustrations that Microsoft must be experiencing.  I recently posted an article here, stating that Microsoft was removing several of their popular features from Windows 7, in the hopes of forcing people to come to their Windows Live site.

So what do you think? Are these features you will be using?

Comments welcome.

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