Menu
Google updates Docs on Android and improves presentation app

Google updates Docs on Android and improves presentation app

The Docs word processor app for Android devices now lets users see in real time the changes that others made to documents

Google has expanded the functionality of its Docs word processing application on Android devices while simultaneously improving the Docs presentation application for desktop browsers.

The Android Docs word processing application is gaining some of the collaboration functionality it already has on desktop browsers, including the ability to see in real time the changes and edits that other users make to documents, Google said in a blog post.

The interface of the Android application has also been enhanced, so, for example, users can now "pinch" the screen of their device to zoom into a document or zoom out for a full-document view. In addition, users of the app now have access to a rich-text formatting feature, which will let them do things such as add different colors to documents.

Meanwhile, Google also announced separately that it has added discussion threads to the presentation application of the Docs suite. Discussion threads will let users post comments next to slides, alert others about the discussion via email and close the loop on comments that are addressed. Similar functionality is available for the Docs word processing application.

The improvements to the Android word processing app and to the presentation app for desktop browsers will be available both to individuals who use Docs as a stand-alone suite and to people who use it as part of the broader Google Apps suite at work.

Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments