The newly introduced Gmail quick-access side panel apps will soon become available on other Google services, such as Docs, Calendar, and more…
Google released its much-anticipated Gmail redesign for the web back in April. With it, came more than a few handy new features. One tool is quick access to Google Calendar directly through the user interface. Another, a snooze option for messages for preset times to resurface hours or days later. Also, it includes smart reply, as well as smart compose. Yet another is a quick-access side panel. It places both the Keep and Calendar apps in a right column for ease of use.
Gmail Quick-Access Side Panel Apps coming to Docs, Calendar, and More
Now, Google will apply that element to other services, such as Docs, Calendar, and Tasks. It’s a great productivity tool which allows users to access apps without having to leave one platform for the other.
It also gives users the power to drag and drop in-between portals. For instance, dragging a Gmail message over to the Calendar widget to create a reminder. G Suite user can access products from Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings to do a few different tasks. This is what Google writes about it on its official G Suite Updates blog post:
“You’ll be able to access three G Suite products from Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings:
- Google Calendar: Quickly reference, create or edit invites.
- Google Keep: Easily take notes, create lists, and see your other content.
- Google Tasks: Manage your tasks and to-dos.
You’ll also see the side panel in Google Calendar, where you’ll be able to use Keep and Tasks.”
Here’s a GIF animation of the options in-action:
The new tools will roll out in the coming weeks to all web users.