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A Couple of Nice Enhancements to Google Docs for Android


Google has offered an Android app for Google Docs for a while. The initial offering wasn’t very good, but it has steadily gotten better over time. Yesterday, Google announced a couple of nice enhancements to the Google Docs for Android app.

The latest update to Google Docs for Android offers the option to work on individual documents when you don’t have an Internet connection. Before going offline select the documents that you want to be able to view and edit (editing is still very crude through the Android app) while you’re offline. When you reconnect to the Internet you can sync your documents again. Directions for making documents available offline can be found here.

The other update of note to Google Docs for Android is an enhanced viewing experience for Android tablet users. On an Android tablet you can now swipe through multiple page documents in a manner similar to that of viewing a magazine on your tablet. I gave it a try and it wasn’t for me, I prefer the vertical scrolling option, but some people may prefer the magazine style look.

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2 Responses to “A Couple of Nice Enhancements to Google Docs for Android”

  1. On February 3, 2012 at 3:06 AM Anonymous responded with... #

    I wish Google Docs for tablet would include rich text options, like underline etc.


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