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Google has a .new time-saving trick for starting docs, slides, sheets, and forms

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Here’s a feature that’s sure to delight avid users of Google Drive.

The search giant announced last week a new time-saving trick that lets you open a blank document, presentation, spreadsheet, or form simply by typing .new as the domain name in the URL bar. For example, instead of having to navigate to Google Drive, click “New,” and select “Google Docs,” you can now type doc.new (no www.) in the browser and a new doc will appear.

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Of course, it has always been possible to open a new document in one click by bookmarking the url https://docs.google.com/document/create, but this is one of those delightful shortcuts that make the internet feel a little more magic.

Here’s a full list of the new shortcuts:

Docs: doc.new, docs.new, document.new

Forms: form.new, forms.new

Sheets: sheet.new, sheets.new, spreadsheet.new

Sites: site.new, sites.new, website.new

Slides: slides.new, deck.new, presentation.new