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This new inbox will fix all your email problems

Google has a new way of organizing and viewing your email. It’s called “Inbox.”

You can try it out and go back to the “old” way if you want. Click here for more info.

Google Chrome has many uses!

Google’s Chrome web browser has some hidden features, check out this article:

Do you put the full power of Google to Use?

Here’s a great article about some of the powerful not-so-often used features in Google.

One of the best for us academics is the research panel.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I to open up the research panel where you can quickly search the web, find pictures, look up articles on Google Scholar (another service you might not be using to its full potential) and tons more.

Using Google Apps Presentations

Ever seen a presenter open up their slides, fumble around on screen, try to make the slides big, show them properly? You see the toolbar and the sidebar, but the slide itself is lost somewhere.

If you create a presentation in Google Drive, all you need to do is add “/preview ” to the end of the shared URL (if there’s already  a slash at the end “/”, just replace anything after it with “preview” ).

This launches the presentation in preview mode!

Avoid unnecessary clicking, get right into your presentation with a single link. Here’s more information on getting started with Google presentations.

Bring a little something extra to Docs and Sheets with add-ons

Today Google launched  add-ons—new tools created by developer partners that give you even more features in your documents and spreadsheets. To browse through add-ons for Docs and Sheets, select Get add-ons in the Add-ons menu of any open document or spreadsheet. Once you install an add-on it will become available across all of your documents or spreadsheets and you can start using it right away. Note that add-ons for spreadsheets are only available in the new Google Sheets.
(How to turn on New Google Sheets?  Turn on the new Sheets by checking the “Try the new Google Sheets” box in Google Drive settings. From then on, all new spreadsheets you create will work offline and include these new features. We’ll be adding a small list of missing features in the coming months, so if you rely on any of them, you may want to wait a little longer before opting in.)

Organize your Gmail!