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New in Google Docs: Shared Folders

Lori Halley 13 October 2009 5 comments

Two new updates for Google Docs make this very simple and free collaboration tool even more useful for a board or committee at any small non-profit — shared folders, and the ability to upload multiple files at one time.

Google Docs screenshot

To share a group of items, all you have to do is put them all into a folder and share the folder. As you’d expect, if you add an item to a shared folder, it will automatically be shared and if you add someone to an existing shared folder, they will instantly get access to all of the folder’s content.

Google Docs screenshotBenefits?

It’s now easy to upload a group of documents, grouping all of those related to one project in one folder, and then to share all of those documents with other members of your work team without having to set the share permissions separately for each and every file.

Shared folders, plus the multiple-file upload feature, equals a small convenience that can be a big timesaver for online collaboration on quick projects.

Read more about what you can do with the Google Docs online office application here and at http://docs.google.com/support/.

Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 13 October 2009 at 6:52 PM


  • Twitter Trackbacks for Wild Apricot Blog : New in Google Docs: Shared Folders [wildapricot.com] on Topsy.com  said:

    Tuesday, 13 October 2009 at 11:09 AM
  • Carla Pendergraft said:

    Wednesday, 14 October 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Wow, this tool is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Eric Helmuth said:

    Thursday, 15 October 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Great tip, I was not yet aware of this. Love your blog, keep it coming.

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Thursday, 15 October 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Carla and Eric, thanks - so glad you find it helpful to you!

  • Wild Apricot Blog said:

    Thursday, 19 November 2009 at 6:06 AM

    Google keeps on turning out small but significant improvements to Google Docs, to streamline the editing tools, add useful management options, and make online collaboration with non-Google-users more convenient.

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