Last week, I wrote about how you can run Google Calendar in your browser sidebar. Now, you can get your Google Docs in the browser sidebar as well.
Sometimes it is more productive to have some of the stuff we access often (like Google Calendar) to be in the sidebar. This will work out the best especially if you have the newer widescreen monitor or a bigger monitor with a high resolution, where real estate won’t be an issue.
Google Docs in a Sidebar
You can get Google Docs run in a sidebar with a Firefox extension called gDocsBar. I love the way this Firefox Extension has been implemented. It looks so good and Google couldn’t have done it better.
gDocsBar Quick Facts
- Easy to install extension and no configuration needed
- Opens in sidebar with login and password screen
- Easy tabbed interface to view all documents types or just specific type like document, spreadsheet or presentation.
- You could also sort the items by title, date or author as well as ascending or descending.
- The filter box works flawlessly filtering documents as you type and I love it.
- Or you could search for a document by name, author or even content.
- You can upload documents to Google Docs directly by dragging and dropping it in the bottom area. It shows completed and failed uploads visually for easy troubleshooting.
I usually don’t feature a single extension alone and talk about them in the weekly Firefox Extension Picks of the Week series. But, this extension definitely warrants this extra attention as I am sure I am not the only one who finds this extremely useful.