Improved SharePoint Online List creation discovery!

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The traditional way that I had been creating lists in a SharePoint Online site was to select the COG in the top right hand corner of the site and selecting Add an app from the menu that appears as shown above.

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From there I’d select Custom List and follow the bouncing ball and create a list is one column and then have to go in and customised it. Hard work.

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However, if you go to Site Contents and then select New and List you get a COMPLETELY different and much, much better experience!

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The above options appear. Even better, if you select From an existing list on the left you get:

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a list of every site across your WHOLE SharePoint Online experience! WOW! All you need to do is pick a list that is the same and bamm, you’ll get a new one just like it!

I can’t tell you how much time this saved me once I discovered it. I wonder how I missed the memo?

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