In this post I discussed the improved search bar in the new Google Drive. Unfortunately, there is no option in the provided File Types drop-down for finding your Google Drawings or Google Forms – unusual omissions, perhaps, as other Google Drive file types are listed:
Thought that your Share button had disappeared? Don’t panic.
In a small update, Google has replaced the old text-based Share button:
with a smaller and neater icon:
It works in just the same way as before:
In previous posts such as this one I’ve talked about sharing your files with your collaborators. It can be a lot of work, though, to set up sharing on a file-by-file basis.
If you regularly share assets with the same group of people, it often proves easier to set up a shared folder to help you. Once the folder has been suitably shared, anything placed in it will automatically be shared according to the folder’s share settings.
Google have now added spell checking to the new version of Google Sheets – a new and improved spell check compared to what was avilable within the old version.
Similarly to the implementation of this feature in Docs and Slides, spelling is checked via the web so that the dictionary is always up-to-date. Also like in Docs and Slides, people can add words to their own dictionary as I described in this post so that the spell checker won’t mark technical terms or other specialised markup items as misspellings. The personal dictionary is shared with Docs and Slides, so adding a word via any of these applications makes it available from the others.
A little while ago I wrote this post about managing your Google Drive storage. This post is an update to that information, because the new Google Drive interface has added a useful new feature. You can now display all the files you’ve uploaded, listed by file size.
You’re probably aware of Google’s ability to give definitions for words by using the define: prefix in the search bar:
It’s possible, though, that you haven’t noticed the down-arrow below the definition box, with the caption translations, word origin, and more definitions.
When someone sends you an email with embedded images, Gmail will now handle these exactly like they were attached image files.
Mouse over an image to see the Download and Save to Drive icons:
Alternatively, if you click the image it will open it in Google Drive viewer:
Google have recently launched Google+ Polls, a new feature that allows those on Google+ to generate interactive polls regarding any issue of their choice, and share them with their circles and others.
Some time ago I posted this about the sketch tool in Google Hangouts. This little tool allows you to make quick sketches in the Hangouts window to help you explain yourself to your colleagues.
This neat little tool has one or two tricks not mentioned in the previous post.