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Google Drive's new blocking tool is here to help put an 'end' to spam

Google Drive's new blocking tool is here to help put an 'end' to spam

It's been more than two years since Google acknowledged Drive spam is a real issue with the service, and we've been patiently waiting for any action to be taken. In May, the company confirmed a solution was on the way, allowing users to block email addresses from sharing content with you in the future. After a couple of months, that fix is finally being made available to Drive users.

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Google Docs is getting the hottest new feature of Word 97

Google Docs is getting the hottest new feature of Word 97

Google Docs is a pretty good word processor, especially considering you won't have to drop a dime to use it. It's not quite as fully featured as Microsoft Word, but most users find it perfectly acceptable for notetaking, writing essays, and working collaboratively with friends and colleagues. However, a handful of quirks have kept Docs from being crowned king of docs. Google is finally fixing one of the weirdest inabilities in the app, with images now able to be positioned in front of or behind text.

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Google Sheet's latest visual tweaks are the closest spreadsheets can probably get to being sexy

Google Sheet's latest visual tweaks are the closest spreadsheets can probably get to being sexy

Although it might not be as powerful as Excel, Google Sheets has proven itself a capable spreadsheet tool since its launch. Whether you're putting together an expense chart or just trying to balance your monthly budget, it's a great free alternative to Microsoft's legacy data software. With Google's latest update to Sheets, users can find new options for customizing their charts with all-new designs.

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Google Docs and Sheets will soon count against Drive storage, but the deadline is changing

Google Docs and Sheets will soon count against Drive storage, but the deadline is changing

Google had always been fairly generous with its cloud storage, but that policy finally started to change late last year. In addition to losing out on free high-quality photo uploads, all files created in Drive will begin counting against your total storage allotment on June 1st. While that leaves most of us with just a couple of months left before these changes take effect, Workspace and G Suite users have been granted an extension, moving the date for those accounts to February 1st, 2022.

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Gmail's getting smarter about searching for emails from users with aliases

Gmail's getting smarter about searching for emails from users with aliases

Gmail aliases might seem like something only big businesses would use as part of Google Workspace, but even folks that just happen to have more than one email account can take advantage of them. But sometimes, aliases can also make things confusing when you're searching for something in Gmail. Thankfully, Google Workspace is rolling out a change that allows searches for email addresses in Gmail to return related aliases it's associated with.

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Google Docs now warns you when mentioning a user who's out of office

Google Docs now warns you when mentioning a user who's out of office

Google Docs has made it easy for several people to collaborate on the same document. Since it's integrated with other G Suite products, the online productivity solution also lets users mention their co-workers or reply to their comments, allowing them to collaborate seamlessly. However, your colleague may be out of the office when you need something from them, which is why Docs will now let you know they're probably not going to reply to your comment as fast as you might expect them to.

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Gmail makes it easier to ignore Chat with new sidebar controls

Gmail makes it easier to ignore Chat with new sidebar controls

Gmail is one of Google's most widely used products, which means the company likes to cram a lot of integrations with its other tools into it. Last year, a redesigned interface showed up for G Suite customers with support for Chat and Rooms sections in the sidebar. Now Google is rolling out an update that lets users resize these sections to suit their needs.

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Google Drive search bar gets more personal with intelligent suggestions on mobile

Google Drive search bar gets more personal with intelligent suggestions on mobile

Google Drive offers robust collaborative features that have especially helped businesses navigate work-from-home arrangements throughout 2020. With the ever-growing file count in the cloud, you need a rich search interface to find and jump straight to the right file in a jiffy. In line with that, Google Drive is adding suggestions to make the search function a bit more useful on its mobile apps.

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Third-party add-ons now available in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Third-party add-ons now available in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google's suite of office products are already pretty handy on their own, but with add-ons in the mix, things can get even better. Introduced for Gmail back in 2017, add-ons allow for integrations between popular third-party services and Google's own apps. Now these types of add-ons should be available on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, too.

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New Google Sheets Smart Fill feature aims to make your spreadsheets less tedious to fill out

New Google Sheets Smart Fill feature aims to make your spreadsheets less tedious to fill out

Nobody likes making spreadsheets, so Google is introducing Smart Fill for Google Sheets to help ease the pain. It basically checks previous columns for patterns, offering options to autofill the entirety of the next column based on what it thinks you'll want.

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