By Stephen Schenck | July 7, 2011 1:15 PM
Google may have finally launched a stand-alone Android app for Google Docs this year, but it continues to bring improvements to the mobile browser-based version of the service. Its latest change to the web app adds some new organizational tools and helps you share your docs with others.
If you’ve ever struggled with having too many files to weed through, you’ll appreciate the new sort and filter functions. You can organize your list based on when the files were last modified, last viewed, or just go with a standard alphabetical sort. It seems like such a simple feature, sure, but that’s why it’s all the more important that it’s finally here. Likewise, the new “narrow by” option to selectively include only certain types of files is a simple, powerful way to quickly get to the files you’re looking for.
You can now share files with other Google users directly from your smartphone’s browser, generating links you can send them when needed for hidden files. If you’d rather just email a full copy of a file to a friend, doing so is now just a tap or two away.
The Google Docs web app will support most any smartphone for just viewing files, while you’ll need a relatively up-to-date Android or iPhone in order to edit any files in-browser.