Starting today, Google Docs and Sites begin rolling out new Google+ inspired design, which aim to bring a consistent, improved experience across our products to everyone.
In the new design, you’ll see clean menus and toolbars, prominent action buttons, and colorful presence that pops when you’re editing with others.
However, if you’re not quite ready for the new look, choose Help > Use the classic look (or in the gear menu, for some products). “We’ll support the classic look for at least a few more weeks, but encourage you to use the new look, get settled in, and send us any feedback you have,” Google said.
To people who opted-in to try the new look will note following improvements:
- “Your document now will always saved, by showing “Saving…” right after you make a change and then “All changes saved” once it’s fully saved.
- A new icon is added to the Share button so you can tell if your document is shared at a glance.
- Options that were previously under the Share button (e.g. “Email as attachment…”), you can now find these in the File menu.
- By default, the documents list automatically fits a comfortable number of documents on your screen (large desktop monitors show more, smaller laptop screens show fewer). Google also, added density options to give you more control,” Google said.