— quick and little-known way to create Google docs, sheets, slides and forms

By Oleg Tolochko, published on 2023-10-15 — quick and little-known way to create Google docs, sheets, slides and forms

Have you ever wished you could find a more efficient way to create a new document, table, presentation or form in Google? Let's break down an interesting way that not many people know about.

In the age of artificial intelligence and advanced digital solutions, it's amazing how often we find ourselves scrambling through a plethora of options and buttons to accomplish the simplest of tasks.

But let's dive into something simple and concise. Type "" into your browser's address bar - this takes you to a blank slate of a new document in Google's ecosystem, bypassing the traditional path of navigating the Google Drive user interface.

You might be thinking: how does this domain work? Can it be used for other Google services?

The answer is you can. Google has used this extension to simplify the experience for several of its services. Here's a handy list:

  • Google Docs: or
  • Google Sheets: or
  • Google Slides: or
  • Google Forms: or
  • Google Sites: or
  • Google Calendar: or

You'll agree, it's convenient. But besides being convenient, it's also interesting. What if other companies start taking the same approach.

Imagine: creating a new post on Facebook or Twitter with and Composing a new email with Even opening a blank canvas in Figma via The possibilities are endless, aren't they?

This is a prime example of how innovation can simplify our routine. Despite seemingly insignificant, these features can save a few seconds every day, a few minutes every month, and a few hours every year. And besides time, there's the resource of attention. In the end, the most important thing is to make technology work for us, not the other way around.

Remembering such a simple command is much easier than remembering a series of steps to achieve the same result. It's akin to knowing a direct route to a destination instead of a winding path.

Imagine implementing them into your work routine or even teaching them to coworkers. The entire team could benefit from a smoother and faster process.

Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of these ways to reduce time, so many continue to take the long way around. Google itself doesn't mention this feature anywhere (or I haven't seen it) - although it would seem like it should.

Another problem stems from the first - if Google see that this method is not used much and decide to abandon it? It must cost a pretty decent amount of money to renew a few short domains.

If for some reason these routes are canceled, users who are used to them may feel disoriented.

So be bold and start using them!

Written by Oleg Tolochko
Owner, author and editor of the

Since 2021 I have been working on freelancing, mainly in the field of advertising, development and promotion of websites. I am interested in programming, in particular Python, PHP, JS to a greater extent for myself and automation of my projects. Also design, SEO, context and targeted advertising, productivity, various areas of management. I am fond of playing guitar, horses, snorkeling. Traveling in Asia at the moment. In this blog I collect my work experience for myself and others, as well as improve my skills in design, website development and promotion, copywriting.

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