Google Docs has always been more than just a text editor in the cloud. Some of its most appealing characteristics are even its oddest. We always come across these mysterious Google Docs resources, just to be pleasantly shocked when we find ourselves using them on a daily basis.
There are some features in Google Docs that you probably aren’t using, such as the ability to build pre-made templates and the ability to automatically convert photos to text. Here are three of our favorites, which are not only exclusive but also extremely useful.
1. Use a Doc Template To Avoid Writer’s Block
Templates allow you to save a Google Drive file’s form and access it later to get a head start on your next project. To promote a more cohesive look for your presentations and ideas, you can also apply your organization’s branding to models and share them with colleagues. Never again will you find yourself staring at a blank screen, unsure of where to begin.
2. Eliminate the need for a keyboard with Speech Composition voice typing
In over 40 languages, you can now use the Google Docs keyboard for free. This new function helps you to write documents by simply speaking through your device’s microphone. It works on both mobile and desktop.
3. Transform your images into editable documents by allowing Google to transcribe them.
The distinction between physical and digital continues to be blurred by Google. What used to be limited to pen and paper can now be edited directly in your Google Drive. A picture of a physical page of text can be converted into an editable Google Doc using Google Drive’s OCR (Optical Character Recognition) function. This function is useful for making improvements to recipes found in cookbooks, but it can also be used for legal documents or school assignments.