For a long time now (pretty much as long as I’ve been at Google) I’ve been a heavy user of Google Docs. One of my favorite tricks is that I have a bookmark to create a new document. I click the bookmark and was taken to a brand new document. This is a great little time saver, so add: https://docs.google.com/MiscCommands?command=newdoc&redirectToDocument=true, if you want to do the same.
Yesterday, Google released an update to the Google Docs editor. If you haven’t had a chance to use it yet, I’d encourage you to give it a shot. The new real-time collaboration and commenting systems make collaborative document-creation so much better. Well, my bookmark broke. In truth, it didn’t break, it just created a document using the old editor. But what if you want the new hotness?
Add the following to your bookmarks: https://docs.google.com/document. And voila!
Creating a new Google Doc from Quick Search Box
The other thing I wanted to do was to make this accessible without being in the browser. So I thought of how I could Quick Search Box to do this. QSB can index bookmarks from Firefox and Safari, but it can’t index Google Chrome bookmarks just yet (go figure). So, I fired up Safari, added a bookmark, and voila. Just one day later, an update to QSB came out that lets it index Chrome and Chromium bookmarks. This intermediate step is no longer required. Huzzah.
Hope this helps you save a little bit of time in your day.