People are going wild for a handy new shortcut that will change the way you use Google Docs

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  • Google has introduced new URLs that can open up blank Google Docs with the click of a button.
  • To try it out, simply point your browser to doc.new or other Google URLs.
  • Here’s an incomplete list of these new URLs, along with a way to take the shortcut to the next level.

Last month, Google rolled out a new time-saving shortcut for anyone who spends a lot of time in Google Docs.

To open a new, blank document – or spreadsheet, or presentation – all you have to do is go to one of Google’s handy new URLs.

So if you want to start a new document, you just have to type “doc.new” into your browser.

Here’s an incomplete list of the new shortcuts:

This might seem like a minor new shortcut, but a lot of people are pumped.

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If you want to take this shortcut to the next level, you can create bookmarks for these new sites in your bookmarks bar.

In Chrome, simply go to Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager > Add new bookmark.

Then create a bookmark with these URLs and whatever you might want to call the shortcut, like this:

New Doc

Then you can put the shortcuts in your Bookmarks Bar for easy access, like this:

Bookmarks Bar