posted Jan 4, 2016, 11:36 AM by MaryBeth Stuenkel
Core Apps: Mail, Calendar, Talk/Hangouts, Drive, Sites, and Contacts
Add to-dos to Google Calendar using Reminders: Users of the Google Calendar Android and iOS apps are now able to create Reminders to keep track of their to-dos alongside their events. Create a reminder by tapping the red Create icon (+) in the bottom right corner of the screen. If the Reminder isn't completed, it will appear at the top of the calendar until completed. Swipe the Reminder to delete. (NOTE: At this time, reminders will not appear on your web calendar.)
Use templates to create files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps: In September, Google launched templates in Docs, Sheets, and Slides on the web and now that same functionality is available for their corresponding Android and iOS apps.
View functions in Google Sheets in your preferred language: Now any users whose preferred language is set to English or one of 21 additional, supported languages will see functions in Sheets on the web and mobile in that preferred language.
Easier account syncing with the latest version of the Google Calendar app for Android: With the latest release of the Google Calendar app, if sync is turned off for any of your accounts, you'll see the message “Enable sync” in the left side Menu.
Non-Core Apps: Additional applications that are not Core
- All Tab in Google Search: The 'web' tab on the Google search results page is now the 'All' tab. This change was made to better reflect that Google search results now return more than web pages such as quick answers, facts, images, videos, news, maps, apps, books, and more.
NOTE: Keep in mind that even when non-core apps are found in a core app (like Google Drive), they are not covered by the Google Apps for Education agreement.