Use Google products side by side

Want to get more out of Google Docs for work or school? Sign up for a Google Workspace trial at no charge.

You can use Google products such as Gmail and Calendar in the same window. This helps you increase productivity without switching between tabs.

Open two Google products in one window

  1. Go to Gmail, Calendar, or Google Drive, or open a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. At the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, choose the product you want to open:
    • 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.
    • Contacts contacts: Access your contacts.
    • Voice "": Make a Google Voice call.
    • Maps Maps: Search Google Maps.
  4. To close the app panel, on the right, click Close Cancel.

Tip: You can get add-ons from Google Workspace to add more options to your side panel.

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: On the right, click Close Cancel.
  • To hide the right side panel: If the panel is expanded, in the top right of the app panel, click Close Cancel. Then, at the bottom right, click Hide side panel Hide side panel.
  • To show the right side panel: At the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.

Create a calendar event

  1. Go to Gmail or Google Drive, or open a file in  Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Google Calendar Calendar.
  4. Click a time on the calendar.
  5. Enter event details.
  6. Click Save.

Learn more about Google Calendar.

Attach a document to a calendar event
  1. Go to Google Drive or open a file in Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drawings.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Google Calendar Calendar.
  4. Click a time on the calendar.
  5. Enter event details.
  6. Below "Add description," click Attach [your document name].
  7. Click Save.

Find a place or get directions in Google Calendar

  1. On a computer, go to Google Calendar Calendar.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Maps Maps.
  4. Search for a place.
  5. View details about the place or click Directions to get directions.

Tips: 

  • To stop Google Maps from opening in Google Calendar: At the top right of the Maps panel, click Close Cancel. Then, at the bottom right, click Hide side panel Hide side panel. Your locations will open in a new tab.
  • To add travel time to an event directly to Google Calendar: Select a travel mode and trip, then click Add to Calendar.

Preview an event's location

  1. On a computer, go to Google Calendar Calendar.
  2. Create an event and enter location information or click on an existing event that has a location.
  3. Optional: To preview the location of an event you’re creating, click Preview in Maps maps outline.
  4. Click the location.
  5. View the place information on the right.

Tips: 

  • To stop Google Maps from opening in Google Calendar: At the top right of the Maps panel, click Close Cancel. Then, at the bottom right, click Hide side panel Hide side panel. Your locations will open in a new tab.
  • To add travel time to an event directly to Google Calendar: Select a travel mode and trip, then click Add to Calendar.

Create a note or list

  1. Go to Gmail, Calendar, or Google Drive, or open a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Keep Keep.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Take a note
    • New list new note
  5. Add the text you want.
  6. Click Done.

Learn more about Google Keep.

Add a Keep note to a doc or presentation
  1. In Google Docs or Slides, open a document or presentation.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Keep Keep.
  4. Find the note or list you want to add, then drag it to the doc or presentation.
Save text from Docs or Slides in Keep
  1. In Google Docs or Slides, open a doc or presentation.
  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. Go to Gmail, Calendar, or Google Drive, or open a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  4. Click Add a task.
  5. Enter information.
  6. Optional: To add details or a due date, click Edit Edit.
  7. When you're done, click Close Tasks Cancel.

Tip: To rearrange your tasks, drag the task you want to move.

Learn how to use Google Tasks.

Save an email as a task
  1. Go to Gmail.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  4. In your inbox, find the email you want to save as a task.
  5. 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. Go to Gmail, Calendar, or Google Drive, or open a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  4. At the top next to “My List” or “Team”, click the Down arrow Drop down arrow and then Create new list.
  5. Enter a name for the list, then click Done.
  6. To go to a different list, at the top, next to your list title, click the Down arrow Drop down arrow. Choose another list.

Use other apps with Gmail

You can add other apps to use with Google Workspace products, including Asana, Trello, Intuit, Docusign, and other tools.

Install Google Workspace Add-ons

  1. Go to Gmail, Calendar, or Google Drive, or open a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. Click Get Add-ons Add to playlist .
  4. Search for and select the tools you want to use. Add-ons for Google Workspace have the Workspace add-on logo .
  5. Click Install and then Continue.
  6. Choose your account, then follow the steps on the screen.

Uninstall Google Workspace Add-ons

  1. Go to Gmail, Calendar, or Google Drive, or open a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. If the side panel isn’t displayed, on the bottom right, click Show side panel Show side panel.
  3. Click the add-on you want to uninstall Moreand then Manage add-on.
  4. In the window that appears, select the add-on.
  5. Click Uninstall and then Uninstall app.

Issues with multiple Google Accounts

If you log into multiple Google Accounts at the same time, you might have access issues with your Apps Script projects, add-ons, and web apps.

Multi-login, or being logged into multiple Google Accounts at the same time, isn't supported for Apps Script projects, add-ons, or web apps.

To fix multi-login issues, try one of the solutions below:

  • Log out of all your Google Accounts, then sign in to one that has the Apps Script project, add-on, or web app you want to use.
  • Open an incognito window in Google Chrome, or another private browsing window, and sign in to the Google Account that has the Apps Script project, add-on, or web app you want to use.
 
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