Google Workspace apps get optimized for Android tablets

Google Workspace apps get optimized for Android tablets

By julianapardogonzalez

If you do not know, Google Workspace is the current name of G-Suite, a paid service released in 2016 by Google with the idea of providing extra features to businesses. Some of these features are Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Meet, and Drive. 

What is innovative about Google Workspace is that the platform where all the work products are in the same system for the workers, directors, and external partners makes communication and business management easier even at the distance. 

The past June, Google was rolling out a bit of an upgrade to some of its Workspace apps for Android devices. This upgrade was directed to Android tablets, so if you usually use these tools on your phone, you probably did not notice any improvements after this update, sorry! 

But, if you regularly use the Workspace on an Android tablet, these are some improvements that came with the latest update. For example, now is possible to add links to Drive files by dragging the file into an open app like Keep.

Also, you can be able to upload files by dragging and dropping them into the Drive app. You can even open two Drive windows side-by-side to see more information by selecting the menu on any Drive file and tapping on the “Open in new window” option. 

Even multitasking has been enhanced, so you now can be able to drag images or text from apps, like Chrome or Sheets, and drop them into a document or spreadsheet cell.

Picking up on the Keep theme, the app also has been updated to allow you to insert images saved in the app notes into other apps by simply dragging them out from the image carousel. 

More than that, Google has finally added support for keyboard shortcuts.  This meant that by using an attached keyboard with an Android tablet, you can be able to use the keyboard shortcuts like select, cut, copy, paste, undo and redo, in apps like Docs, Slides, and Drive. 

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