August 11, 2022

Google revealed today that some of its apps would be updated to function better on tablets.

In order to make tablets simpler to use, Google released Android 12L earlier this year. At I/O, the company also revealed plans to update more than 20 Google apps on tablets in order to optimize them for larger screens.

In order to start fulfilling this promise, Google announced today that it is adding a number of new capabilities to Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Keep.

The ability to drag text or images between two Workspace apps when they are open side by side is the most noticeable feature that was introduced today. According to Google, users can now drag text or images from apps like Chrome or Sheets and drop them directly into a cell in a current document or spreadsheet.

You may rapidly upload files to Google Drive by dragging and dropping them into the program. Drag the file into an open program like Keep to add links to Drive files.

Google also revealed that you may now open two Drive windows simultaneously to view your files more clearly. To accomplish this, click the three-dot menu on any Drive file and choose “Open in a new window.” Google says that by doing this, you can find the information you need without repeatedly using the back button.

For users of tablets with built-in keyboards, Google is providing shortcuts. Now, you can browse between Drive, Docs, and Slides fast and without having to stop or take your hands off the computer by using short-cut keys like select, cut, copy, paste, undo and redo.

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