Google Docs App for Android Tour (Video)

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Recently Google unveiled their Android app for Google Docs. While many were more than happy with the fantastic mobile interface on the Google Docs website, native applications are usually faster and have more features than their web-based counterparts. Such is the case with the Google Docs app, but to a limited degree.



The app includes a widget which lets you add, view, and take a photo of documents. Inside the app, you have the ability to manage your docs by renaming, starring, or sharing them. Just like in the web interface, you can view and edit documents. The app adds an interesting feature that lets you take a photo of a document and have Google convert it into text using OCR. Most of the time, this feature doesn’t work too well, especially if the picture isn’t perfect.

Overall, the app has few advantages over the web interface, but hey…it’s free!

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.