If you've blinked at any point in the past few months, I hate to tell ya, but you've probably missed something significant with the Google Assistant.
And really, it's no surprise: Assistant, as we've discussed approximately 72 gazillion times before, is increasingly the focus of almost everything Google does these days — and for good reason.
And if you've got a Chromebook, my goodness, do you have some intriguing new options to consider.
You can confirm it's activated on your Chromebook by going into the Search and Assistant section of the system settings, clicking the line labeled "Google Assistant," and then making sure the toggle at the top of that screen is lit up.
Start new drafts in a snap by calling for Assistant on Chrome OS and then telling it to create a new document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
Find files in Drive without any fuss by asking Assistant for whatever you need: Open my monthly analysis spreadsheet, open my legume comparison document, and so on.