Alternative Google Template Gallery View

Sharing docs and templates on Google Docs/Drive has been getting increasingly convoluted.  Gdocs/Drive seems to stumble based on user authentication state - signed on/off, multiple accounts, anonymous access, etc.  It may be temporary - related to the transition to Google Drive, but annoyng nonetheless ... 

If you had trouble seeing Google Docs public templates on my Business Planning doc Collection page, here's alternative ... 

Drawings Business Model Generation Canvas By Nathan Aschenbach
Rating: 4.83 out of 5
6 ratings

The Business Model Canvas, is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model. All credit to the folks at Business Model Foundry!

Drawings Idea Sketch Pad - DIY Innovation Toolkit (TM) By Alex Bruton
Rating: 0.00 out of 5
0 ratings

This is the online collaborative version of the Really Big Value Idea Sketch Pad found here: The focus of this tool is on idea generation. It uses Google Drawing tools to allow collaboration and sharing between many business model designers.

Drawings Template - Business Model Canvas By Ian Broom
Rating: 4.86 out of 5
14 ratings

A highly usable business model canvas with sticky notes based on and extended by: 1. grouping items so they are easier to drag around 2. adding text boxes so that you can type on the canvas, name, date, etc areas, or use sticky notes (they are quite large) - just double click on the sticky note or on a section of the canvas to add text 3. added text boxes to the sticky notes and reduced their size - drag then press 'ctrl' when you release to duplicate a sticky note 4. Added tips on how to use the sticky notes - delete them once you've read them 5. Tweaked the font sizes


I'll try to unravel this Google Template Gallery mess as I play/learn here ... Here's what was done so far
  • Original page used " ..." to embed/display public templates.  Seems to work for anonymous visitors - *not* signed on to gmail or gapps
  • This page originally used " ..." to embed/display same ... it seems to work for Authenticated gmail users but NOT unauthenticated (anonymous) *or* authenticated gapps users!
  • Finally settled on cut'n paste snippets from public template gallery for this page ... seems to work for all

whada mess!   Please drop me a note if you have an idea