Google Docs is one of the many tools that I use almost daily for collaboration and composition of the various work that I do. Since I began using Google Docs almost 6 years ago, I have amassed quite a number of documents and sometimes I have trouble finding stuff. Don’t get me wrong, the search inside of Docs is great, as long as I know what I’m looking for. However, there are times that I know I need a document but, for the life of me, I don’t know which one or what even might be in it. While that might seem weird, I know most of you have done it. You’re looking in a folder on your computer and the title of a document makes the connection for you. Google Docs is no different.
To help with that, I’ve taken to organizing my documents (at least the ones that I know I want to keep together) using Google’s tagging system in the form of collections. Up until recently, organizing these documents could only be done from the document list either by dragging a document into a premade collection, or organizing it by clicking on the document options and selecting “Organize”. All of that was fine but it caused me to have to leave the document I was working on and go back to my documents list. This has long been a cause of angst for me because the time I want to organize my documents is typically when I’m in a document. At least that’s when I want the choice. It seems Google has gotten that message because in a recent update, they have added a folder by the title of a document. Clicking that will allow you to tag those documents and organize them into collections.
This functionality is going to be fantastic for those who use Docs heavily.