Google Docs is one of those programs that is hard to believe is free because of its quality. Sure, it might be a bit light on features compared to Microsoft Word, but it has more than enough features to help most people and most professional teams get the job done. Teamwork is one of the things that Docs and the other programs in the Google Drive productivity suite do particularly well, and it’s in this area that the The Google Docs developer team releases a handy new update.
A recent Google Workspace blog post features two new collaboration features coming soon for all Google Workspace customers. Let’s scroll down to take a look at these new features.
The first updated feature of Google Docs is called drop-down bullets. These will be little bullet points that you can add to a document that quickly signify the status of the document or project to any teammate or colleague who opens it. The feature allows you to leave another type of bullet on the document so you can also follow the review process.
the options available on the project status chip include “Not started yet”, “Blocked”, “In progress“, and “Complete”. For the Examine the status chipoptions include “Not started yet”, “In progress”, “In the study” and “Approved”. The new feature also comes with custom text options and different color settings which means you can create drop-down bullets for all sorts of different project types.
The other new feature coming in this update is table templateswhich Google says will let you “quickly insert building blocks for common workflows.” These include models including Launch content tracker, Project asset, Review Trackingand Product roadmap.
When combined with the drop-down bullets, this tool puts powerful project management tools in the hands of Google Docs users.
These new features are already available to all Google Workspace customers and former G Suite Basic and Business customers as well. This means that you will have access to it now if you have a premium subscription to Google Workspace subscription. Unfortunately, it’s not known if these features will make it into the free version of Google Docs, but given the collaborative nature of the features, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be available on the free tool, which is primarily intended for personal use. If you use the standard version of Google Docs, why not check out some secret Google Docs tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the free version of the app. You can also read our Google Docs review to get a more complete view of all the features.