You can now rotate text easily in the cells of Google Sheets. This feature can be particularly handy if you need to fit long header titles into narrow columns, or when you simply want to spruce up the presentation of your data.
Google has overhauled the Recent view for files in Drive on the web.
The previous options Last modified, Last modified by me and Last opened by me have now disappeared, replaced by a dynamically-generated list based on how you’ve interacted with drive.
A while ago (nearly a year, in fact – how time flies…) I wrote this post about using Google Search as a countdown timer.
Google has now tweaked this feature to offer a little more functionality. As well as a countdown timer, the card now offers a second tab, this one offering a stopwatch instead:
When you copy and paste some content in a Google Sheet, the formatting of the pasted content is maintained by default (unless you’re using the Paste special function). Google has now added an extra feature that allows you to instead paste just the values contained in the content, or just the format of the pasted content.
Various previous posts have dealt with cell formatting in Google Sheets..
Google has now upgraded this feature so it’s now possible to select a portion of the text within a cell and to apply formatting to only those characters, instead of to the entire cell. This new feature is available both on the web and in the Sheets app for Android.
I’ve discussed adding charts to Google Sheets in various previous posts. Although the charts generator in Sheets is powerful, it can be a bit of a chore to create a chart just to quickly visualize some of your sheet data.
Sometimes you need to leave your computer, perhaps at short notice, and you’ve already built up a number of open tabs. If you don’t have Google Chrome configured to carry on where you left off when opening a new session, then closing the browser will lose those tabs and force you to remember and re-open them later to continue working.
This is another simple tip that most Chrome users will already know about.
When you have multiple tabs opened, you can detach a single tab as a separate instance of the Google Chrome browser. This allows you to group related web pages or apps and run each group in a separate browser instance – maybe on a separate desktop workspace, or even on a separate monitor. To ‘extract’ a tab in this way, just drag the tab away from the tab bar:
Chrome’s Pin Tab feature has been around for some years, but I’m amazed at how many people are still unaware of it – or have forgotten about it – so today’s post is a quick overview.
Google’s My Maps app is a cool tool that lets you create custom maps with your own data layered on top.
The service has been around for a while, but is now available directly from within Google Drive.