Five new time-saving features designed to speed up and simplify work is released today to the G Suite.
Using Natural Language Processing (NLP), Google Docs will now intelligently suggest an Action Item to assign to the right person thus helping users spend less time figuring out who owns what with Action Items.
Action Item can also be "manually assigned to people by mentioning their name in a comment and checking the new Action Item box" in the Docs, Sheets and Slides (or Drive) on desktop and mobile apps, writes Google.
Once Action Items have been assigned, an email notification to assignee will help them see Action Item(s) clearly highlighted with a blue bar when they open a file. Plus any unresolved suggestions that others have made to their files.
With neural networks, users can now save about 25% of time with smarter Forms now "predicting the type of question asked and potential responses suggestions for you to choose".
Another features debuting today is a new "File upload", which neatly collect all the uploaded files in a new Drive folder. This feature is only available for G Suite customers in Forms shared within their organization.
Also, voice typing today gets more ways to format and customize content with commands including: "changing text color, deleting words, inserting links and comments," plus a number of other ways to format, hands-free.
Lastly, with a click of the "+" button in Slack, people will be able to directly add their files from Drive into a conversation, or create new Docs, Sheets and Slides files, added Google.