Cloud Search cheat sheet


Search across your Google products, find contact details, get relevant work information quickly, and more.

Get Cloud Search: Web (, or iOS

1. Search across Google products.

Search results details:

Cloud search mailGmail—Email
Cloud search calendarCalendar—Online calendar
Cloud search docsDocs—Documents
Cloud search sheetsSheets—Spreadsheets
Cloud search slidesSlides—Presentations
Cloud search formsForms—Surveys
Cloud search sites or Cloud search classic sitesNew or classic Sites—Websites
Cloud search drawingDrawings—Illustrations such as diagrams and charts
Cloud search groupsGroups—Online forums and email-based groups
Cloud search folderDrive folder—Online file storage

2. Find and contact people.

3. Keep track of meetings and files with assist cards.

4. Narrow search results with search operators.

” ” (quotes)“market analysis”Find content that includes the exact word, or set of words, in the same order as what’s inside the quotes.

payroll -reports
inventory -owner:me
sales contenttype:doc -owner:me
Find content that does not include the specific word or operator term.

Note: This operator doesn’t work alone. You need to use it with a search term or another operator.

sales reports
sales & reports
By default, only pages that include all of your search terms are returned. You don’t need to include AND between the terms.
sales OR marketing
sales | marketing
sales from:(marysmith OR johndoe)
Find content that includes at least one of the words or operator terms.
NOTsales NOT marketingFind content that does not include the specific word or operator term.
source:training source:mailFind content from a particular Google product, including Gmail, Drive, Sites, Groups, Calendar.
contenttype:training contenttype:docFind particular types of content, such as documents, spreadsheets, presentations, images, folders, and attachments.
filetype:training filetype:(doc OR pdf)Find content with a particular file extension.
owner:reports owner:me
reports owner:marysmith
Find content you own or that’s been shared with you.
from:reports from:me source:drive
reports from:(marysmith OR johndoe)
Specify the person who sent or who created the content you’re looking for.
to:reports to:me from:marysmith
reports to:golf-club-members
Specify the person who received the content you’re looking for.
before:orders before:09/30/2015
orders before:2015/09/30
Find content created or edited before a certain date: (MM/DD/YYYY) or (YYYY/MM/DD).
after:orders after:09/30/2015
orders after:2015/09/30
Find content created or edited after a certain date: (MM/DD/YYYY) or (YYYY/MM/DD).