Thursday, October 22

Behold the new icons for Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Meet

Google’s business efficiency suite is getting its fourth image in 14 years. This business application suite was initially called “Google Apps for Your Domain” when it dispatched in 2006, at that point “Google Apps for Work,” at that point “G Suite” in 2016, and now it’s “Google Workspace.”

Google says, “Our new Google Workspace brand mirrors this more associated, accommodating, and adaptable experience and our symbols will mirror the equivalent.” Google’s “more associated insight” transported two months back in Gmail, which got a blended interface with Google Chat, Meet, and Docs on the Web. For clients of G Suite—erm, I signify “Google Workspace”— Gmail was transformed into a one-stop efficiency shop, with the capacity to open talk rooms and records directly in the Gmail interface.



As a major aspect of this declaration, Google Meet video talk is likewise going to the individual Google archive editors (Docs, Sheets, and so on) At the present time there is just content talk inside an archive, however soon you’ll have the option to press a video visit catch to team up.

Alongside the new brand comes new symbols, the greater part of which coordinates the four-shading theme Google has been turning out over its environment. Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Meet are on the whole getting new four-shading symbols. It additionally seems as though Google Chat is getting another symbol, however, it’s simply green (contrast the current Google Chat page with an Archive.org reflect).

Google’s new symbol theme looks very Googley, however, it likewise strips symbols of any extraordinary shading personality, which makes it harder to differentiate. Gmail used to be red, Calendar used to be blue, Drive used to be green/yellow/blue, Docs used to be blue, Meet used to be blue-green. Presently they are all multi-shaded with just the shapes to disclose to them separated. A large number of Google’s new symbols are this way, and they appear to be intended more for being conspicuous in an application store search as opposed to in a client’s application cabinet. In an application cabinet, each Google application symbol will be similar four tones and will be difficult to differentiate, yet in an application store search, where there is one kaleidoscopic Google symbol in an ocean of contender results, the Google symbol will be anything but difficult to spot





The Google Drive symbol used to be keenly shaded to speak to the three principles Google Docs record types: Google Docs (blue), Google Sheets (green), and Google Slides (yellow). With Drive getting a boring four-shading symbol, it would appear that there is another symbol to speak to the different Google record editors: a multi-hued square shape. It’s truly not satisfactory how this square shape will be utilized. Google shows it as one of the five principles Google Workspace symbols however then doesn’t show it being used inside an application. The main activity it gets in Google’s introduction video shows Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Forms, and Google Keep all converging into this symbol. Ideally that just method is something like the Microsoft Office logo and will be utilized to speak to the suite.

It’s intriguing that Google is remembering to Keep for the arrangement of applications under the brought together square shape symbol since Keep is the main application here that isn’t essential for Google Drive. Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Forms all produce Google Drive records, however, Google Keep doesn’t. Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Forms would all be able to be made and opened from drive.google.com, however, Google Keep can’t.

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