Use Google products side by side

Want to get more out of Google Docs for work or school? Sign up for a free Google Workspace trial.

You can use Google products, like Gmail or Calendar, in the same window on your computer. This way, you can keep track of important info without switching between tabs.

Check your calendar, notes, or tasks

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, or a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. At the right, choose:
    • Calendar Calendar: Check your schedule and add or edit events.
    • Keep Keep: Create a note or list.
    • Tasks Tasks: Add to-do items and deadlines.
  3. To close the right side panel, at the top right, click Close Cancel.

Learn more:

Close or hide the right side panel

You can close or hide the Google Workspace side panel.

  • To close the right side panel, at the top right, click Close Cancel.
  • To completely hide the right side panel, close it, then at the bottom right, click Hide Hide side panel.
  • To show the right side panel, at the lower right, click Show Show side panel.

Create a calendar event

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail or a file in Google Drive,  Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Calendar Calendar.
  3. Click a time on the calendar.
  4. Enter event details, then click Save.

Learn more about Google Calendar.

Attach a document to a calendar event
  1. On a computer, go to Google Drive or a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, or Drawings.
  2. In the side panel at the right, click Calendar Calendar.
    • If you don’t see this option, at the bottom right, click Show Show side panel.
  3. In the calendar, click the time you want to add an event.
  4. Add a title, description, or guests.
  5. Above "Add guests," click Attach.
  6. Click Save.

Create a note or list

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, or a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Keep Keep.
  3. Choose:
    • Take a note
    • New list New list
  4. Add the text you want.
  5. Click Done.

Learn more about Google Keep.

Add a Keep note to a document or presentation
  1. On a computer, open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Keep Keep.
  3. Find the note you want, then drag it to the document or presentation.
Save text from a document or presentation as a note
  1. On a computer, open a document or presentation in Google Docs or Slides.
  2. Highlight the text you want to add to a note.
  3. Right-click the text, then choose Save to Keep.

Create a task

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, or a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. Click Add a task.
  4. Enter a task.
  5. To add details or a due date, click Edit Edit.
  6. When you're done, click Back Back.

Tip: To rearrange your tasks, click More More and then My order. Drag the tasks.

Learn more about how to use Google Tasks.

Save an email as a task
  1. On a computer, go to Gmail.
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. In your inbox, find the email you want to save as a task.
  4. Drag the email to the right side panel.
Organize your tasks into lists

You can separate different kinds of tasks, like your work and personal items.

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, or a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. At the top, click the Down arrow Drop down arrow and then Create new list.
  4. Enter a name for the list, then click Done.
  5. To go to a different list, click the Down arrow Drop down arrow. Choose another list.

Use other apps with Gmail

Add other tools to use with Gmail, including Asana, Trello, Intuit, and Docusign.

Install add-ons

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then Get add-ons.
  3. Search for and select the tool you want to use with Gmail.
  4. In the top right, click Install and then Continue.
  5. Choose your account, then follow the steps on the screen.

Tip: To quickly get or access add-ons, go to the right side panel and click Add Plus.

Uninstall add-ons

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settings and then See all settings.
  3. Click the Add-ons tab.
  4. In the "Installed add-ons" section, click Manage.
  5. Click More Moreand then Remove.
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