If you are an everyday user of Google Docs, Google Sheets, or any other G Suite tools, you may be aware of its vigorous process of navigating to a document, form, sheet, or any other file, when you want to create a new file. It does not take half a time of your life, but it takes about three extra seconds when you want to create a new spreadsheet. This wasn’t a big deal, but still Google looked out to eliminate the vigorous process of creating a new file. Google has now made this process easier with the announcement of its latest “.new” domain.
Obviously, “.new” domain is going to save a lot of time to the regular Google Docs users. This feature will also be applicable on Google’s other productivity tools such as Sites, Forms, Slides, or Sheets. A domain named “.new” will now allow users to instantly create a new file across any of the above mentioned Google’s services.
- Now, instead of going to the Google Drive, you can easily click the “new” button, select your service, and type “doc.new” to directly create a new file in the Google Doc.
- Additionally, Google registered number of variations on this domain to help its users. It means, you can also type “docs.new” and “documents.new”, instead of “doc.new”.
- The same format applies for all Google’s productivity apps. For example, you can also type site.new, sites.new, slide.new, slides.new, spreadsheet.new, sheet.new, sheets.new, form.new, forms.new, presentation.new, or deck.new. Also, you do not need to proceed the domain with the “www”. Typing in just domain will do the work.
- This little feature can really save a lot of time to the users that usually tend to work with Google Docs. With this feature, you can easily bookmark all the domains for which you want to create a new file. So, when you click a bookmark, you’ll end up with the same blank document.
- All this is possible as Google owns the .new domain. It can easily create subdomains it wants for its site, to make this feature easier to use.
After Google’s official announcement of this feature on Thursday, many users were excited to use this trick. Also, some users requested the company to have other domains too. One user asked to add “email.new” domain.
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For now, Google hasn’t responded to such requests. But, we could probably see the use of “.new” domain for its other services in the future.