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

Note: These options aren’t available in classic Gmail. Learn how to try the new Gmail.

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Create a calendar event

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail or a file in Google 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.

Create a note or list

  1. On a computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Keep Google 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 Google 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, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks logo.
  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 logo.
  3. In your inbox, find the email you want to save as a task.
  4. Drag the email to the 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, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks logo.
  3. At the top, click the Down arrow Down Arrow and then Create new list.
  4. Enter a name for the list, then click OK.
  5. To go to a different list, click the Down arrow Down Arrow. Choose another list.

Close or hide the side panel

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

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 Add.
  3. Choose an app.
  4. Click Install.
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