We summarized what’s New October 2016 into 3 main parts;
- Features Launch
- Work Anywhere
- Simple to use
1. Spend less time figuring out who owns what with Action Items
You can keep your projects moving, when you type phrases like “Ryan to follow up on the keynote script,” or “Andrea to schedule a weekly check in” on desktop, Docs will intelligently suggest an Action Item to assign to the right person, thanks to Natural Language Processing (NLP).
In addition, you can manually assign an Action Item to someone in the Docs, Sheets and Slides desktop and mobile apps by mentioning their name in a comment and checking the new Action Item box. The assignee will get an email notification and see the Action Item(s) clearly highlighted with a blue bar when they open the file.
2. Spend less time searching for the files that need attention
When Action Items have been assigned, it’s easy for team members to identify documents, spreadsheets and presentations that need their attention. The next time they visit Docs, Sheets, Slides (or Drive) from their laptops or mobile apps, they’ll see a badge on any files with Action Items assigned to them, plus any unresolved suggestions that others have made to their files.
3. Spend less time building questions with smarter Forms
Google Forms can predict the type of question you’re asking and suggest possible responses for you to choose from, saving time around 25 percent for creating a Form
Transfer data from one user to another with the Admin app for Android
Admin can transfer data from one user to another in the Google Admin Android app, much like you can in the web-based Admin console. The process can be initiated from the User List page or the User Details page and can be done as a standalone action, before suspending a user, or before deleting a user. Just like on the web, you can transfer Google Drive files and Google+ pages.
Simple to use
1. Integrated search now available in Gmail, Calendar, Groups, and Drive on the web
This new search experience uses Google’s latest technologies to make searching for content more intelligent than ever. The search results you’ll see will change depending on what you’re trying to accomplish and also which services are enabled for your domain. Typically, search results in the top portion will be the same type as the application you’re using, and below, you’ll see related documents, contacts, calendar events, or emails that are most relevant to what you’re searching for.
2. Page numbers now in table of contents in Google Docs
The table of contents in Google Docs makes it easy to arrange and navigate long and complex documents. With this launch, you have the option to include page numbers in these tables, a frequent request from G Suite customers.