The Google Apps launcher for consumer accounts now includes a direct link to Google Docs. If you don’t Docs as one of your first nine icons in the launcher, you can drag and drop it into position. In a couple of weeks Google Apps for Edu users will have a similar option. Docs, Slides, and Sheets will be available to launch with one click from from the Apps launcher.
This isn’t a huge update to Google Apps for Education, but it could make launching into Docs, Slides, and Sheets a little easier for new users. You should also be aware that this update will move the Contacts icon from the launcher to the “more” menu under the icons.
Source: Google Apps Update blog.