Introducing the new Drive Create Menu

Google recently announced a brand new Create Menu for Google Drive. This update has a slightly different appearance, but the biggest takeaway is the improved integration with Drive-enabled apps.

While the old Drive Create Menu only allowed users to create one of Google’s own apps. the new menu makes your 3rd-party apps much more visible and accessible. It will be interesting to see if this change increases the popularity of these apps, which would be great news for developers.

Users also have the ability to open a file in a number of formats. For example, an image file can be opened with the standard Google Drive viewer, or it can be opened with any number of the photo-editing apps available.

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    • Marian,

      To disconnect apps from your Drive, click on the gear in the top-right corner of the Drive page and select Manage apps.

      When you decided which Apps you want to disconnect, click on the Options icon to the right and select Disconnect from Drive.

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    • Hey there,

      Creating from a template is a bit different now. You have to open up a document and then create from a template within. For example, if you open up a Doc, select File > New > From template.

      Not quite as easy, but the feature is still there.

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  1. Thanks for your video.

    I have more apps than can be displayed in a single page of the Create menu. I have seen snapshots on other’s webpages that there should be multiple pages of apps in the Create menu. I don’t have this. I have tried updating Chrome; this didn’t fix it. Any suggestions?

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    • Brandy,

      That’s the first I’ve heard of that. Would you mind sending me the screenshots you’re referencing?

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        • Brandy,

          If you’re using a Mac, you can take a screen shot with the keyboard shortcut Command+Shift+4 which will save the image to your desktop. You can then upload it to Drive and share it or email it to gooru@gooruvideos.

          If you’re using a PC, I suggest downloading Jing which allows you to easily take a screen shot and share it with a unique URL via screencast.com

          If you’re up to it, either of those options will help me provide you with an answer.

          Thanks,

          Google Gooru

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          • I just sent you the screen shots. I assume that your address has a “.com” at the end of “gooru@gooruvideos”.

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