Google Docs: Upcoming new interface, features, search operators

Google will introduce a number of small changes, culminating in a new shiny interface in Google Docs. The "Shared with..." list in the left pane’ll go away, but you can click on "Search Options" and type the user's name into the "Shared with:" box. You can click "Save this search" to make it accessible in "Saved Searches". The new Sharing Menu brings all sharing functionality, so you can completely manage […]

Google will introduce a number of small changes, culminating in a new shiny interface in Google Docs. The "Shared with..." list in the left pane’ll go away, but you can click on "Search Options" and type the user's name into the "Shared with:" box. You can click "Save this search" to make it accessible in "Saved Searches". The new Sharing Menu brings all sharing functionality, so you can completely manage sharing without having to leave the Docs list. Also added new search operators:

Exact phase matching, by using quotes: ["match this phrase exactly"]
Or: ["tacos" OR "nachos"]
Negation: [salsa -dancing]. include items with salsa, but no items about dancing
Who the doc is shared from or to: [from:bob@gmail.com] or [to:bob@gmail.com]
Star or Hidden state: [is:starred] or [is:hidden]