by Stephen Schenck | July 1, 2014 3:29 PM
Just about two years back, Google acquired the Quickoffice productivity suite, which it ultimately made available for free to its Business Apps customers. Late last summer, that same free availability spread to iOS and Android users everywhere. But then word came down last week that Google was shuttering the project (at least, in the form we knew it), and would be instead integrating Quickoffice features into Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Now, as if right on cue, there's a pretty substantial Docs update headed out that delivers those promised editing tools. The app's UI gets a tweak, ...
by Stephen Schenck | May 8, 2014 5:14 PM
Late last month, we saw Google release stand-alone Docs and Sheets apps, with the promise of a third, Slides, on its way. These were designed to give users extended document creation and editing abilities beyond those already present in Google Drive. Sure, the idea of juggling multiple apps instead of doing everything from Drive might sound a little cumbersome, but we always like seeing companies giving smartphone users more options. As it turns out, though, the introduction of Docs and Sheets isn't so much an alternate way to work with their respective files, but the only one going ...
by Stephen Schenck | April 30, 2014 1:01 PM
Update: Apps also available for Android. Remember, the existing Drive app used to be Docs (and it's still using the "com.google.android.apps.docs" identifier), but this marks the return of Docs to Android as a stand-alone app. Update 2: Now we've got Google's official statement, along with word that a third app, Slides, is on its way soon. Is Google feeling a little pressure from Microsoft with the release of Office for the iPad last month? It used to be that if you wanted to access documents stored in Google's cloud from iOS devices, you'd fire-up Google Drive, or make do with Google's ...
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