Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Get Slew of New Features for Teamwork

With more team projects being managed in the cloud and on the go, Google has added new collaboration capabilities to its G Suite productivity apps. They include the ability to name different versions of cloud-based documents, suggest editing changes from mobile devices, and use and create document templates with built-in add-ons for signatures, graphs, legal matters, and more.

G Suite users with paid Business or Enterprise subscriptions will also see enhanced Google search capabilities integrated into their cloud-based Docs and Slides.

Google has rolled out an ongoing series of updates to G Suite, once called Apps for Work, over the past year or so. In July, the analyst firm Gartner Inc. included Google as a leading company in its Magic Quadrant for content collaboration platforms.

New Template Customization Capabilities

Some of the changes Google announced yesterday will be familiar to users of Microsoft Word, which has long offered version control, "clean version" previews, and batched acceptance or rejection of editing suggestions. In fact, Google and Microsoft were closely ranked (with Microsoft coming in slightly higher on "ability to execute") in Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant, along with Box, Dropbox, and Citrix.

G Suite users will also be able to suggest changes to cloud-based Google Docs from Android or Apple mobile devices, and they can use add-ons to compare document versions and review suggested edits.

While Google Docs and Sheets already supported the use of templates, yesterday's update introduced new templates with built-in add-ons from companies such as LegalZoom, DocuSign, Lucidchart, PandaDoc, EasyBib, and Supermetrics. Google also added the ability for developers to create their own templates with customized built-in add-ons for their companies' specific needs.

"Teams use templates in Docs and Sheets to save time on formatting," Google Docs product manager Birkan Icacan wrote yesterday in a G Suite blog post. "At...

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Get Slew of New Features for Teamwork

With more team projects being managed in the cloud and on the go, Google has added new collaboration capabilities to its G Suite productivity apps. They include the ability to name different versions of cloud-based documents, suggest editing changes from mobile devices, and use and create document templates with built-in add-ons for signatures, graphs, legal matters, and more.

G Suite users with paid Business or Enterprise subscriptions will also see enhanced Google search capabilities integrated into their cloud-based Docs and Slides.

Google has rolled out an ongoing series of updates to G Suite, once called Apps for Work, over the past year or so. In July, the analyst firm Gartner Inc. included Google as a leading company in its Magic Quadrant for content collaboration platforms.

New Template Customization Capabilities

Some of the changes Google announced yesterday will be familiar to users of Microsoft Word, which has long offered version control, "clean version" previews, and batched acceptance or rejection of editing suggestions. In fact, Google and Microsoft were closely ranked (with Microsoft coming in slightly higher on "ability to execute") in Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant, along with Box, Dropbox, and Citrix.

G Suite users will also be able to suggest changes to cloud-based Google Docs from Android or Apple mobile devices, and they can use add-ons to compare document versions and review suggested edits.

While Google Docs and Sheets already supported the use of templates, yesterday's update introduced new templates with built-in add-ons from companies such as LegalZoom, DocuSign, Lucidchart, PandaDoc, EasyBib, and Supermetrics. Google also added the ability for developers to create their own templates with customized built-in add-ons for their companies' specific needs.

"Teams use templates in Docs and Sheets to save time on formatting," Google Docs product manager Birkan Icacan wrote yesterday in a G Suite blog post. "At...

Comments are closed.

Google Docs, Sheets and Slides Get Slew of New Features for Teamwork

With more team projects being managed in the cloud and on the go, Google has added new collaboration capabilities to its G Suite productivity apps. They include the ability to name different versions of cloud-based documents, suggest editing changes from mobile devices, and use and create document templates with built-in add-ons for signatures, graphs, legal matters, and more.

G Suite users with paid Business or Enterprise subscriptions will also see enhanced Google search capabilities integrated into their cloud-based Docs and Slides.

Google has rolled out an ongoing series of updates to G Suite, once called Apps for Work, over the past year or so. In July, the analyst firm Gartner Inc. included Google as a leading company in its Magic Quadrant for content collaboration platforms.

New Template Customization Capabilities

Some of the changes Google announced yesterday will be familiar to users of Microsoft Word, which has long offered version control, "clean version" previews, and batched acceptance or rejection of editing suggestions. In fact, Google and Microsoft were closely ranked (with Microsoft coming in slightly higher on "ability to execute") in Gartner's recent Magic Quadrant, along with Box, Dropbox, and Citrix.

G Suite users will also be able to suggest changes to cloud-based Google Docs from Android or Apple mobile devices, and they can use add-ons to compare document versions and review suggested edits.

While Google Docs and Sheets already supported the use of templates, yesterday's update introduced new templates with built-in add-ons from companies such as LegalZoom, DocuSign, Lucidchart, PandaDoc, EasyBib, and Supermetrics. Google also added the ability for developers to create their own templates with customized built-in add-ons for their companies' specific needs.

"Teams use templates in Docs and Sheets to save time on formatting," Google Docs product manager Birkan Icacan wrote yesterday in a G Suite blog post. "At...

Comments are closed.