I suspect there’s a vanishingly small audience for this tip, but this has never stopped me writing about something before.
If, like me, you have to create new Google Docs and Sheets all the time, you might be tired of having to navigate to the approriate Google site, waiting for it to load, clicking on the New button, and so on.
Instead you can bookmark the following URLs in your browser which will automatically create a new document:
- Create new Google Doc
- Create new Google Sheet
- Create new Google Slides
- Create new Google Form
- Create new Google Sites
It used to be that the URLs for these were long and hard to remember. But as I researched this I discovered that Google literally five days ago announced all these shorthand URLs:
- Docs: doc.new, docs.new, document.new
- Sheets: sheet.new, sheets.new, spreadsheet.new
- Slides: slides.new, deck.new, presentation.new
- Forms: form.new, forms.new
- Sites: site.new, sites.new, website.new
Rejoice lazy Google Docs users!
Oh, and if you are logged in with several users, these links will create a document using the first user.
Oh #2, if you’re using G Suite, the URLs remain long and hard to remember.
The source for this blog post is — what else? — StackExchange.