If you are a working professional, you would realize how important Google has truly become. There are a number of Google products that are being used by professionals every day like Google Docs, Google Sheets, and even presentations and forms. The best thing about them is that they get synced across all your Android devices and you can share them with multiple people via Google Drive. Furthermore, you can track changes.
It’s actually all so simple to use that we often forget how it has changed our life for the better. Remember the days when an entire mail trail was basically one Word document being sent back and forth with new changes? Yes, we don’t want to remember them too.
If you thought that these Google products cannot get better, then Google just proved you wrong. The technology giant has rolled out a handy new shortcut that will entirely change the way you access Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google presentation, Google sites and Google forms.
So going forward, instead of first going to your Gmail, then accessing your Google Drive, and then opening Docs or Sheets or other services you wish to, you can just use URLs that Google rolled out recently.
Introducing a ✨ .new ✨ time-saving trick for users. Type any of these .new domains to instantly create Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites or Forms ↓ pic.twitter.com/erMTHOsdyH
— Google Docs (@googledocs) October 25, 2018
So say, for instance, you have to open a new Google Doc, you just have to type ‘doc.new’ in your browser and you’ll be taken directly to a new Google Doc.
Here are all the shortcut URLs you should know to make your life easy and save some time:
- http://doc.new or docs.new or documents.new – Opens a new Google document.
- http://sheets.new or sheet.new or spreadsheet.new – Opens a new spreadsheet in Google Sheets.
- http://deck.new or slide.new or slides.new or presentation.new – Opens a new presentation in Google Drive.
- http://site.new or sites.new or website.new – Creates a new website in Google sites.
- http://form.new or forms.new – Opens a new Google form.
It’s not a major change, but if you ask us, it’s a big time saver. You can actually save even more time if you keep these shortcut URLs bookmarked in your browser. Just press Ctrl+D on your keyboard once you access the service you wish to bookmark and it’ll be done.
Then, instead of typing these shortcuts again and again, you can simply to go your Bookmarks by pressing the three dots icon on the top left of your browser (if you use Chrome), and select the bookmark for these shortcut URLs. It can really not get simpler than this.