I love chrome’s search engine management features. If you spend a lot of time in chrome + google drive/docs/etc and you aren’t already using the following shortcuts you might enjoy trying this out:
Chrome > Settings > Manage search engines
Other Search Engines > Add
Name the search engine whatever
Choose a keyword that you want to type into the address bar to launch the webpage
Use whatever URL you want to access in the URL field
Hit Add and enjoy a new level of productivity
For example, I have my browser setup with the following:
“doc” launches https://docs.google.com/create
“slide” launches https://slides.google.com/create
“sheet” launches https://sheets.google.com/create
typing “d” and then hitting space lets me search my google drive from my address bar instead of navigating to the drive page.
It’s not a huge change, but I think it vastly improves using all of these services.
Any other browser based productivity improvements that I should know about?