Earlier this year Google folded its online office suite into the Google Drive online storage service. Now when you type docs.google.com into a web browser, you get redirected to drive.google.com.
But this week Google made it a bit easier to create new text, spreadsheet, or presentation documents with a single-click. The company has released a series of new web apps int he Chrome Web Store which lets you add the shortcuts to your Chrome web browser or Chrome OS device.
You’ll still need to launch Google Drive if you want to see a full list of your existing documents or other files. But if you want the shortcuts for specific office apps, you can find them in the Chrome Web Store:
Aside from quick-launch shortcuts, the new Chrome apps don’t add any real features to Google’s online office suite. But if you’re thinking of picking up one of those new $249 Chromebooks, it might be nice to be able to “install” shortcuts that let you create new documents quickly.
via Google Drive Bog