Save time in Google Drive

If you are looking for new ways to manage your time, use some of these time saving features that Google is rolling out to Drive users this month.

  • Use instant Comments and Mentions in Google Docs online and with mobile devices

    • Simply highlight content or hover over the edge of your Google Doc page to activate the Comment icon.
    • Select the Comment icon to enter your text.


    • Start typing the name (with the first letter in caps) or email address of an individual directly into the Comment area.
    • Select the individual’s name from a list of contacts you want to receive your comments.
    • Click the Comment button to send notification with your comments to that person.

You no longer need to include a plus (+) or an at (@) sign in front of the person’s name or email address to send your comments.

  • Organize your files and folders in Drive with shortcut buttons
    In Drive, select items from Search results or the Shared with me, Recent or Starred menu views to see one of these two new options in the toolbar menu:

    • Choose Add to My Drive if the item is not already stored in My Drive.
    • Use the new Move to button to organize files that are already stored in My Drive but you need to move them to a different folder.
    • Drag and drop items from your Search results directly into a folder.
  • Locate files quickly in Docs, Sheets and Slides
    • Search for a specific document from your Docs, Sheets or Slides home page.
      See Top Results, which contains all file types that match your search criteria.
    • Based on the application you are using, a second section of results will then appear, listing either Recent Documents, Recent Sheets or Recent Slides.

To learn more about these enhancements and other new Google features, check out the latest edition of What’s New In Google Apps.