Google is including a brand new characteristic to a few of its Workspace apps that may assist customers shortly find generally used instruments while not having to sift via numerous menus and toolbars. The “enhanced tool finder” is beginning to roll out throughout Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as we speak, showing as a search bar — recognized by a magnifying glass icon and a “Menus” label — on the top-left of the app’s regular toolbar.
The search bar contains a pill-shaped design that’s consistent with the latest Material Design 3 overhaul. It’ll mechanically provide up generally used solutions that fluctuate relying on which Google Workspace app you’re utilizing, equivalent to “Web page setup” in Docs, “Insert rows/columns” in Sheets, and “Edit theme” in Slides. Alternatively, customers can lookup particular instruments by identify or slap in an outline. For instance, looking for “who final considered this doc,” will deliver up the Exercise dashboard.
The brand new instrument finder can also be now the house of the “discover & exchange” instrument, the place you’ll discover it pinned under any search outcomes. Tapping on the search bar will re-surface earlier queries and keyboard shortcuts will seem beside relevant instruments in search outcomes, prompting customers to memorize these for the instruments they most frequently use.
Previous to this replace, you might find numerous options and instruments in Google Workspace apps by heading into the Assist menu and deciding on Search. This replace simply makes these search options simpler to seek out and auto-populates the sphere with advised prompts. It could take some time for the brand new instrument finder to seem as this replace is rolling out steadily, although Google’s launch timeline signifies it ought to arrive on Workspace and private Google accounts by Could twenty fifth.