Google Docs Goes Collaborative, Books Gets Bugfix


We’re midway through the workweek, and just in case you were feeling like you might need a boost to make it through to Friday, Google’s got a pair of updated Android apps ready to go that offer both productivity tools for work, and a way to relax once you’re finally done.

One of the most important features of Google Docs is how it lets multiple users collaborate on editing the same document. At least, that’s how things go down on the PC, but the Android version’s been a bit lacking. Today’s update bring a collaborative overhaul to the app, support multiple users making simultaneous edits and keeping track of who’s done what. The interface also is getting updated with new pinch-to-zoom gesture controls, and Google is introducing new formatting tools for marking-up docs.

Today’s update for Google Books isn’t as exciting as the changes facing Google Docs, but that’s no excuse not to stay current. Gingerbread users have some new bugfixes to look forward to, while the Honeycomb version should see slightly-expanded library management controls, new accessibility support for those who need a little help, and some stability improvements.

Both the new Google Docs and Google Books are available in the Android Market now.

Source: Google

Via: Android Central, Mobile Burn

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