Quick Create for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides

Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides offer a quick way to create new files. For example, if you are signed in to your Google account and open this link – it would take you to a new Google Docs document. You can start writing immediately, no need to open Google Drive site first and click on New to create new document.

Moreover, there are similar links for Google Sheets and Google Slides. If you are a power user, you should bookmark these links to quickly create new Docs, Sheets and Slides files.

Chrome Extension

We have created a Chrome extension which takes this trick to the next level. This Chrome extension, Quick Create, adds three keyboard shortcut commands to the Chrome to create new files more quickly. Install it from this link.

Once you have installed this extension, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Alt + Shift + D for creating new Google Docs Document
  • Alt + Shift + S for creating new Google Sheets Spreadsheet
  • Alt + Shift + P for creating new Google Slides Presentation

If the above commands are not working for you, or if you would like to change these to some other combinations, follow this tutorial.

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Apart from the keyboard shortcuts, the extension has one more feature: support for multiple Google accounts. Google allows its users to sign in to multiple Google accounts simultaneously. You can configure the extension options and choose a particular account to use with it. For example, you can set the extension to use your second Google account to create new documents using the above keyboard commands. This feature supports normal Google accounts and G Suite (Google Apps) accounts both.

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For settings up the above extension option, right click on its icon on the toolbar and select “Options” as shown in the following screenshot:

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For any feedback or suggestion regarding the Quick Create for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides extension, leave a comment below or send email at apps@browsernative.com. If you like this extension, please rate it 5-stars on Chrome Web Store. Explore our other extensions for Google Chrome.


Posted by Arpit Gupta

Arpit maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow him on Twitter, or email at editor@browsernative.com.

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