Google Docs for tablets

Google Docs just got itself a nice little update. The big one for us is that it's now optimized for tablets -- and that makes a big difference for how much time we're willing to spend looking at a spreadsheet on a smaller screen. Here's the full changelog:

  • Optimized experience for tablet users, Honeycomb (Android 3.0+)
  • New 3-panel interface for improved browsing
  • Details panel showing a thumbnail and sharing information
  • Improved sharing experience with autocomplete system
  • Landscape or portrait mode
  • Improved video playback

Snag it in the market, or with the links after the break.

Source: Google Docs blog; Thanks, @RickBosch, for the tip!


Reader comments

Google Docs updated for Android tablets


Do you want a PIN code in addition to the current requirement that you need to be signed in to your Google account, as well as your authentication code (assuming you have that activated) to access your documents?

yes i do. just like the Dropbox app. because you see i might already be signed in to the Google account. logging in and out of the Google account is a PIA. but a 4 digit PIN is not. make sense?

I'll try this out later - hopefully I can finally create presentations on my tablet now - cause it sucks I can't do it currently


The 3 panel display on tablets is a good improvement, and really helps with navigation. The new logos look great, too.

Docs is definitely still a work in progress, and doesn't yet have all of the capabilities I want, but it is a great convenience to have easy visibility and syncing of my key documents, and each new update is moving it closer to being full-featured.

Yes! I'd like to see a PIN code option for each document as added security. I'm always logged in and have my password remembered as it's too long to keep typing in on my mobile.
Phone and PIN is the way!