Skip to content

October 19, 2016

Google Docs helps you figure out who’s responsible for tasks

by John_A

It’s not always easy to determine who’s responsible for what in a given online project, but Google thinks it can sort out that mess. It’s introducing a slew of Google Docs updates (as part of a larger G Suite upgrade) that help you delegate tasks. On the desktop, typing phrases that assign tasks will automatically suggest action items — write “Andrea to schedule a weekly check-in” and you’ll foist that duty on your colleague. Both desktop and mobile users can also manually assign items by mentioning people in comments, so it should be easier to ask for an edit or status update. You’ll get a heads-up on any files with tasks assigned to you.

This refresh is also a big deal if you’re using Slack to chat with your coworkers. Thanks to a partnership, you can now hit the “+” button in Slack to share Google Docs files, or anything from Google Drive, within the app. You don’t have to interrupt your conversation just to bring up a spreadsheet. And if you’re fond of Docs’ voice typing, you should now have an easier time deleting words, adding links and changing text color without reaching for your mouse and keyboard. All told, Google is clearly bent on greasing the wheels at work… even when you’re not using one of its apps.

Source: Google G Suite

Read more from News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

%d bloggers like this: