Google Forms that let you easily create questionnaires and automatically collect responses in a spreadsheet today gets a new version that is rebuilt to be faster, cleaner, and more collaborative experience.
You can create forms directly from Google Sheets or Drive, or install the Chrome Web App for easy access from your browser.
The new update will be rolling out over the next few days offers the following features:
With Collaboration feature — after you create a form, just as with Docs, Sheets and Slides, you can now collaborate with others in real-time “allowing all your collegures work on the same form simultaneously and even have a group chat on the side, without leaving the form,” informs Google.
New Forms also make creating and editing forms easier–as all “changes are auto-saved and you can quickly undo/redo edits.” Also, “with improved copy-and-paste you can copy a list of bullets from the web or multiple rows of text from a spreadsheet; then, when you paste into a form, each line will be appear as an individual answer,” Google said.
And of course, you can use keyboard shortcuts to get things done more quickly and the following features remain unchanged:
- “Scale: Whether you’re collecting responses from ten friends for a baby shower or ten thousand attendees at a conference, you can count on Forms to reliably collect data for any number of responses.
- Analyzing: See the responses you’ve received right in Google Forms or collect them neatly in Google Sheets. And you can now download a .csv file for more detailed analysis and reporting.
- Sharing: If you share a form directly in Google+, anyone in your circles can respond without leaving their stream. Or if you send a form via email, respondents can submit their answers right from Gmail,” Google informs.
Also, users of Google Apps, Google Apps for Business, Government and Education will get the following features on February 5th: “ability to create, view and edit presentations without an internet connection with Google Slides offline.”
This is automatically enabled for users who have already enabled offline editing of Docs and Sheets. Offline access to presentations is only available in Chrome and on Chrome OS devices.
Finally, Google intends to launch Subscription Guide to YouTube channel. “Today, viewers see a plain feed view of your channel instead of the branded version that you have curated. This is because today’s channels don’t incorporate the Guide. Soon, we will be rolling out a version of channels which will allow every click from the Guide to take the user directly to your channel,” Google announced in a blog post.
“New channels with Guide will also give you more flexibility around how you organize your content, a more personalized experience for your visitors and, most importantly, a consistent experience across all platforms – TV, mobile, tablet and desktop,” google adds.
This will allow subscribers to access your channel page seamlessly, as you have designed it, from any page on YouTube on any app.