By default the gadget shows a list of your most recently accessed documents, but you can change this to documents you own, you have opened or you have starred. And let's not forget search - you can find any document by typing a few letters into the search box.
This gadget isn't just about accessing your documents. You drag any document from the gadget into an email you are composing and the unique link to your document automatically shows up in your email - a quick and easy way to share your documents with others. Similarly, you can also create a document while composing an email with the "New" menu in the gadget.
We've launched this as a Gmail Labs feature - so to turn on this gadget, sign in to Gmail. Then click Settings, then visit the Labs tab. Scroll to the bottom to find the Google Docs gadget, select "Enable", and then click "Save Changes."
Posted by: Aleem Mawani,
[NFGB] Link - from Official Google Docs Blog