February 26th, 2008 | Published in Google Notebook
For some time now, Notebook has automatically detected correctly-formatted U.S. addresses in your notes, letting you view them by choosing "View on a map" from the Tools menu. And we recently made it possible to export these maps to the "My Maps" feature in Google Maps for additional customization. The Notebook team even used this feature when it met up in New York last December to plan a tasty dessert tour of New York. But when it came time to walk around the city, we had to print out the map; it turns out the time when addresses are most handy is when you're out in the real world, not at a computer.
Today, we launched a feature that addresses (so to speak) this problem by linking from the mobile version of Google Notebook to Google Maps. When looking at notes that have identifiable addresses on your mobile phone, you can click the "View in Google Maps" link and jump right to a map. We hope this will be handy way to get to friends' addresses, restaurant locations, apartments from Craigslist, or wherever else you may be going after doing your research online.