Native Google Docs App Now Available


Google Docs is a great service that lets you save email attachments to the could, create and edit documents in the could, and access those documents from any web-connected device in the world.

It’s been a long time coming, but today it’s finally here: a native Google Docs app for Android, from none other than Google themselves!

According to the Google Docs Blog, the new app will let you “easy filter and search for your content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. The app also allows you to easily share items with contacts on your phone, right from within the app … The Docs app also allows you to upload content from your phone and open documents directly from Gmail.” Sounds like everything we were hoping for!

You can even add add a widget to your home screen to take you directly to your starred documents, creating a new document, or even taking a photo to upload. It’s that last feature that’s of particular note. Using the app you can snap a picture and have Google Docs convert any text inside it into a Google document using Google’s powerful OCR engine. This feature is currently limited to English, and it probably won’t work with handwriting or some fonts, but they promise the feature set will improve with time.

Download from the Android Market

Source: Google Docs Blog

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.