Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides are optimized for tablets and foldable phones, the search giant has announced, as part of several changes to its workspace applications for documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The company announced earlier this year that it would update more than 20 Google applications during Google I/O to make them work better on tablets. It has also added drag and drop improvements and full mouse support for these Google Workspace apps.
In a recent blog post, Google shared all the new features coming to Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Drive on Android. Most of these features are useful for owners of tablets and foldable phones.
Some Workspace applications get one of the most sought after features: drag and drop for content. This allows users to easily drag and drop content from an app into Slides and other Google Apps, according to the company.
This means that when you have two applications open side by side, you can simply drag and drop content from Slides to other apps on Android. This makes media importing much faster and easier. The feature launched earlier this year for Google Drive, allowing users to quickly upload files by dragging and dropping them into the app.
Google has also enabled drag and drop support for files and folders in the Drive app to change their location.
In addition, the Google Docs app has been updated with full mouse support on Android. It allows you to select text by simply clicking and dragging the text instead of scrolling through the document. All of these features are rolling out now, so if you can’t try these features, make sure your Google Workspace apps are fully updated, Google says.
Recently, the company also rolled out redesigned toggles for its word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation apps on Android. The new switches are designed like a pill that made the Material 3 (M3) switch larger than before. It also added new color mappings as well as a taller and wider track. The redesigned switches are also available in the latest version of Google’s Workspace apps for Android.