Wednesday, January 13, 2016

NEW Google Drive Search Features!

It just got much easier to find things in your Google Drive with enhanced search features. With unlimited storage in our Google Apps for Education accounts for both teachers and students, your Google Drive may already feel overwhelming. These new advanced search features will help you and your students find virtually any file in your Google Drive. Here's how. Just click on the triangle next to the search button in your Google Drive to see the advanced search menu.
The search combinations listed here are endless! You can limit your search by file type. Look all all the different file options!! You can create custom date ranges or use some of the date modified ranges that are suggested for you. If you're looking for a specific file that a colleague shared with you, you can enter their name or email address and just get those results.

If your students forget to title a file and now can't locate their research report on a particular topic, they can search within files for particular words! Of course, it's always better to practice good file management and title your Google files first so you aren't left with a bunch of Untitled Files, but now there is solution when you or your students forget this important initial step.

With all these different search combinations and possibilities, nothing will be lost in your Google Drive again! This update will help me be more efficient in my daily work within Google Apps and I think it will do the same for you and your students.

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