Use Google products side by side

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 sidebar, at the top right, click Close Cancel.

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Close or hide the right sidebar

You can close or hide the G Suite side panel.

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

Manage projects, contacts, and other info from Gmail with apps not made by Google.

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail.
  2. On the right, click Get add-ons Get add-ons.
  3. Choose an app.
  4. Click Install.
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