Posts Tagged Google Documents

Google Drive app Updates

We didn’t cover the leaked info of an update coming for Google Drive. We figured we would just wait and see what it was all about when Google finally pushed the update through to the Play Store. After waiting for that to happen for a few days, we are pleased to let you know that the Google Drive app has been updated today. The latest update adds in quite a bit of new stuff that we are some of you have been itching for. Check it out.

What’s in this version:

What’s new in this version:
1. Create folder, upload to folder and move to folder
2. Filter folder contents by file type
3. Option to auto-sync pinned content while on 3G
4. Richer Google Presentations viewing experience
5. Basic table support in Documents Editor
6. Create, reply and resolve comments in Documents Editor
7. View and change fonts in Documents Editor
8. Pinch to zoom in Documents Editor
9. Print files using Google Cloud Print
10. Option to resume interrupted uploads

Updates for Android
We’re also updating the Drive app for Android phones and tablets today. You can now add comments, reply to existing comments and view tables in your Google documents. And you’ll have the same new abilities to view presentations and organize your stuff as your friends with iPhones do.

Looks pretty good to us. We have no doubt in our minds that Google has any plans to stop working on Google Drive to make it the best cloud based service around. To snag the updated app you can just head to the Play Store and hit the My Apps sections. If that is too much work for you, then you can always just click or scan the QR code found below. Have a great Monday everyone.

Application: Google Drive
Developer: Google Inc.
Cost: FREE

Via Google+ and Google Blog


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Google Drive officially announced and now available [video]

Well, that didn’t take long. After a slip-up by a Google-owned French blog we figured it wouldn’t be long before Google Drive was officially officially announced. Google just made the formal announcement, and they’ve already made the service available to all. It’s like Dropbox and pretty much most decent file hosting services out there, but Google sought out to emphasize exhaustive search features.

You can search via keywords, and Google will scan titles and text within a document. Even if you have an image that has text in it, Google Drive can find it. It’s called Optical Character Recognition and should make searching through your documents a breeze. You can sort by file name, owner, and more. Another huge feature is collaboration. You can work with others on documents in real-time.

It’s sort of a natural extension of Google Documents. They take things a step further with the ability to comment on a document in case you need to note changes to your partners. You’ll start out with 5GB for free, but you can get 25GB for $2.49 per month and 100GB for just $5 per month. 1TB of data will run you a cool $50 per month.

And, once you get 25GB or higher, your Gmail account will also have space for 25GB worth of email. You’ll want to grab Google Drive ASAP, so get started at their site and be sure to find the accompanying apps for desktop operating systems and Android. [Google Play Store]

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Google+ Hangouts Get Document Collaboration

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Another great new feature has made its way to Google+ today. Google’s Robin Schriebman posted the news on her Google+ page. Users in Hangouts can now collaborate on documents. Nothing’s different here from Google Documents itself except that you can now see your co-workers, schoolmates or whoever you happen to be working on a document with. You can use existing documents or uploaded/start new ones to get started on your work, play or what have you. No word yet on if this will be headed to Android. Head to Google+ to get started. [via Droid-Life]

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