Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Choose a file’s folder location when you make a copy in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Previously, when you made a copy of a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file, that copy would be automatically added to your My Drive folder—instead of the original file’s folder as most people would expect. Going forward, when you make a copy of a Docs, Sheets, or Slides file on the web, you’ll be able to choose which folder to place the file in. This should reduce confusion and make it easier to organise your Docs, Sheets, and Slides files.

ref: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.ie/2016/07/choose-files-folder-location-when-you.html


Dcu Apps Team,

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Organize your folders and files in Google Drive more easily !!!

We know how important it is to stay organized at work, so we’re making it easier to move and arrange your files and folders in Google Drive. When looking at Search results or items in the Shared with me, Recent, or Starred views in Drive, you’ll now see one of two options in the toolbar at the top of the screen. If the item you've selected is not already located in My Drive, you’ll continue to see the option to Add to My Drive. Clicking on that option will add the item to My Drive and then allow you to move it to various folders.

Add to My Drive v2.png

Alternatively, if the item you’ve selected is already in My Drive, you’ll now see an option to Move to, which will make it easy to move that item to a new or different folder via a simpler, clearer workflow.

Move to v2.png

Ref: Google Blog

Friday, 4 September 2015

Explore in Google Sheets

With Explore in Google Sheets, you can now spend less time trying to decipher your data, and more time making a point !!


DCU Apps Team

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Disable downloading, printing, and copying of any Google Drive file

Using Google Drive you can now disable downloading, printing, and copying from the advanced sharing menu―perfect for when the file you're sharing contains sensitive information that you don't want shared broadly or leaked. This new option is available for any file stored in Google Drive, including documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Google Docs.

More details can be found here at the Google Apps update blog -http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.ie/2015/07/disable-downloading-printing-and.html


DCU Apps Team

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Customize the App Launcher to make frequently used apps more accessible

It is now possible to customize the App Launcher by moving app icons between rows and screens., this can be done by simply clicking and dragging. This now makes it easier for you to access the apps you use most.

A message explaining "NEW! Drag and drop to arrange your apps" will appear at the top of the App Launcher for a short time following the launch. You can dismiss this message permanently at any time by simply clicking the “x” in the upper right-hand corner.


DCU Apps Team 

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Google Calendar - SMS notifications 

Important: SMS notifications not available after June 27th

Starting on June 27th, 2015, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be sent. SMS notifications launched before smartphones were available. Now, in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experiences on your mobile device, even offline.
To receive notifications on your smartphone, you can use the calendar app that came with your device, or install Google Calendar for Android or iPhone. Learn more about notifications.
Note: This change will not affect Google Apps for Work, Education and Government customers.

You can get notifications for your events through SMS on your phone. If you have a smartphone, you can get notifications through a calendar app instead.
Cost of SMS notifications
Google Calendar is a free product and Google doesn't charge you to receive notifications. Please keep in mind that your mobile service provider's standard rate for receiving text messages may apply. If you have any questions about the rate, please contact your service provider for more information.
Register your mobile phone
To register your mobile phone with Google Calendar, you'll need a verification code.

1.       Open Google Calendar.
2.       Click the settings gear in the top right https://lh4.ggpht.com/Ou-WVwcxIEpAjFZYEAFddPQWew6JA2HeQdQMcX_QP6pb6GYDl5atmAAqOwfZz-t0sjFx55_I=w50.
3.       Select Settings.
4.       Open the Mobile Setup tab at the top.
5.       Add your country and phone number.
6.       Click the Send Verification Code button.
7.       Once you get the text message, enter the code you received in the Verification code field and click the Finish setupbutton.
8.       Click Save.
It's possible to register the same mobile phone number for multiple Google Accounts. You can receive all notifications, including SMS, for any calendar in each of your Google Accounts.

Turn off SMS notifications
1.       Open Google Calendar.
2.       Click the settings gear in the top right https://lh4.ggpht.com/Ou-WVwcxIEpAjFZYEAFddPQWew6JA2HeQdQMcX_QP6pb6GYDl5atmAAqOwfZz-t0sjFx55_I=w50.
3.       Select Settings.
4.       Open the Calendars tab at the top.
5.       Click Edit notifications for the calendar that's set up to get notifications.
6.       Uncheck the boxes in the SMS column on the right.
7.       Click Save.
If your mobile number is issued within one of the following countries, you can text "STOP" to cancel SMS notifications for all of your calendars:

Full details can be found at: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/45351?hl=en


DCU App's Team 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Google Hangouts

Start a Hangout
With Hangouts, you can send messages, emoji, and photos or start video calls with your colleagues. You can start a Hangout from Mail, Google+ Page or profile, the Chrome desktop app, your Android or iOS device or with the Chrome extension.

You can start a Hangout with anyone you’d like as long as the person has a Google Account. If you start a Hangout with someone who doesn't have a Google account, an invitation will be sent to their email address asking them to join Hangouts.

Start a Hangout conversation or video call

Start a Hangout conversation or video call
1. Open Hangouts in Gmail or Google+.
Gmail: In the bottom-left corner, click on the Hangouts icon.
Google+: In the top-right corner, click on the Hangouts icon.

2. Select a person from the Hangouts list. The list is ordered with your most recent Hangout at the top. Or click the search button  and type a name or email address. When you find the person you want, click their name. If you want to start a group Hangout, check the boxes in front of multiple people's names and click the chat icon   to start a message or a video icon  to start a video call.

3. Choose the type of Hangout you want to start:
        Text conversation: Type the message you want to send in the text box that says “Send a message” and press the  return key on your keyboard to send the message. The typing indicator will show other people in the Hangout that you’re typing a message. Video call: Click the video icon to start a video call.

        If  you’re using the Hangouts Chrome extension, Hangouts conversation windows started in Gmail or Google+ will open outside of the browser window.

More details can be found - https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/3115553?hl=en


DCU APP's Team