January 25th, 2008 | Published in Google Docs
As a software engineer, sharing and collaborating on Google Docs is something I do all the time. There's so much to keep track of that I often create documents describing how to do things, best practices, gotchas, and references to other documents or web pages with more information. When new people join the team, these are valuable references they can use to get up and running quickly. By sharing documents across our team, people can all pitch in to keep the documents up to date, relevant, and useful.
In the past, sharing a slew of Google documents with new people was a time consuming process: open each document, select the share tab, and specify the people to share with. Now this can all be done from the documents list! Select one or more items in your Google Docs list, press the 'Share' button (or right-click and select 'Share'), enter the people to share with, add a custom message if you want, and voila -- all the documents will be shared with the new folks. And as always, you can decide if they can edit the items or just view them.