Google said today that several of its applications would be updated to function better on tablets. To make tablets simpler to use, Google released Android 12L earlier this year. At I/O, the firm also revealed plans to upgrade more than 20 Google applications for tablets to optimize them for larger screens. To start fulfilling this promise, Google said today that it is introducing several new capabilities to Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Keep.
The ability to move text or pictures between two Workspace applications while they are open side by side is the most noticeable feature that was introduced today. According to Google, users can now drag text or pictures from applications 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.
Last but not least, Google is introducing shortcuts for users of tablets with built-in keyboards. Now, you can swiftly move across Drive, Docs, and Slides by using straightforward keyboard commands like select, cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo without slowing down or taking your hands off the keyboard.
The next few weeks will see the rollout of these upgrades for Android’s large displays with Google Workspace and individual Google Accounts, according to a blog post by Scott Blanksteen, senior director of product management for Android. As we continue to offer new capabilities for Google applications on Android’s bigger displays, stay tuned for additional updates.