This week, Google announced a collection of new features currently rolling out to Android tablets, including a redesign of the widgets for Google Drive and Keep. In addition, other features of the Workspace app were also teased in July that would improve the experience on tablets running Android 12L. One is the ability to run multiple instances of Docs, Sheets, or Slides, which is just now rolling out. However, a new feature has also just been announced that will boost the usefulness of Google Keep.
Dual panel display on Google Keep
As a follow-up to the drag and drop functionality while the split screen is active, Google is now introducing the two-pane view on Keep. Unlike a normal split screen, this new feature allows you to scroll through a single instance of Keep Notes on the left side of your screen, while editing content on the right side of your screen.
The two-window view for Keep began rolling out to the Rapid and Scheduled Release domains on September 8, 2022 and will continue at a gradual pace for up to two weeks.
Multi-instance support in Docs, Sheets, and Slides
Multi-instance support on Docs, Sheets, and Slides was announced in July, but according to the planned rollout, this feature wouldn’t be ready until September. According to the latest release notes from Workspace, this started rolling out to the Rapid and Scheduled Release domains on September 7, 2022, and the gradual rollout will continue for another two weeks.