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Open Different Types of New Google Documents Directly with These 7 New Chrome Apps

Every time you want to open a new document of one kind or another in Google Drive you have to go through the whole ‘menu’ and ‘type selection’ process to do so. Now you can open the desired type directly from the New Tab Page using these terrific new Chrome apps from Google!

The best part about this new set of apps is the ability to choose only the ones you want and/or need, then be able to start working on those new documents quickly without all the ‘selection’ hassle.

Google Drive App Installation Links






Fusion Tables (Experimental)

Google Apps Script

You can learn more about these awesome new Chrome apps by visiting the blog posts linked below…

[via Google Drive (Google+), Google Drive Blog, and OMG! Chrome!]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/24/12

Comments (6)

  1. UUUnicorn

    There used to be application software by Google called “Google Apps”. One could download and install them onto a computer, enabling him/her to work while offline. These were replaced with “Google Docs”–which, as far as I know can be used only and for as long as one is connected to the Internet in some way.

    If only there were a way to have the option of using something like this offline again.

  2. Asian Angel

    @UUUnicorn – They already have the new offline version of Google Docs going and are working on getting other services set back up for offline access as well. You can use the directions linked to below to set up offline access for your own Google Drive/Docs account. ^_^

    Allow Offline Docs Access For Your Computer (When Using Chrome)

  3. tacosalad000

    What kind of theme are you using to make the browser with that cool shade of green?

  4. Asian Angel

    @tacosalad000 – This is the theme shown in the screenshot. ^_^

    Aero Pistachio Green Theme

  5. tacosalad000

    @Asian Angel – Alright, thanks!

  6. Asian Angel

    @tacosalad000 – You are most welcome. ^_^

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