Google is making efforts to improve accessibility features in many of its products for users who have hearing, visual or other disabilities. It has posted an overall update on those efforts, which include new features for Android, Chromebooks and more.
Google is trying once again to take some of the business productivity software market from Microsoft's Office suite. It has introduced a new incentive for businesses with contracts to use Office, or any other productivity provider, to use Google for Work instead.
Update: Looks like things are back up and operational. Resume normal activities.
It's not just you — Google Docs and Drive are having a little hiccup right now. Google's "Apps Status Dashboard" is indicating service interruptions for all things related to Google Drive.
Ride this one out with us — we're sure it won't be down long.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 2 Sep 2015 4:54 pm
Google is rolling out some fancy new features to Docs aimed at bringing some much needed productivity features to the app. Some of the updates include a dictation tool in Docs on the web, robust change tracking, and the ability to search Google within Docs for Android.
Perhaps the most notable addition is the new Research tool in Docs for Android. The tool allows you to perform Google...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 9 Jul 2015 3:02 pm
If you're a regular Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides user, there are some nice updates headed your way. Google has announced updates to all three apps that bring some decent quality-of-life improvements for editing your files on mobile devices.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 15 Apr 2015 7:23 pm
Google has pushed out updates to Docs that brings the ability to accept or reject formatting changes that other users make from your Android device.
Google Docs users aren't having all the fun, however, as Sheets and Slides have also picked up some options that let users tweak the layout of charts and objects.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 18 Feb 2015 5:07 pm
Google Docs for Android scored a small update today that brings a couple of new, minor features. Coming along for the ride is support for cutting, copying, and pasting text, images, and tables in Office Compatibility mode. Additionally, you'll now have the ability to insert links into Google documents
The mobile apps for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are increasing in power with each update, and today's releases now support more desktop-class features. Google Docs gains real-time spellchecking as you type and edit, while Sheets now lets you hide specific rows and columns and Slides gains the ability to group shapes in your presentations.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 15 Dec 2014 4:48 pm
Google has announced that its Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps are grabbing some update love today. While there isn't much that's groundbreaking here, the updates do bring some nifty quality of life changes, such as scrollbars in Sheets, along with new tools for inserting, moving, and resizing shapes and text boxes in Slides.
Google Docs and several other Google Android apps are receiving hints of Material Design in their latest updates, and now the web components of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are coming along for the ride. Google is promoting its simple shortcut URLs to go straight into your Google Docs, Sheets and Slides now that they have a fresh look, which keeps with the idea of bold colors, drop shadows...
Google Docs and Google Sheets both have updates pushing out in force, and while neither has Android Wear support baked in — we can't even imagine that one — they have two things that were announced at Google I/O — support for Microsoft Office documents and a hint of the new Material Design language.
Google has updated its Google Drive app in the Play Store, which now requires users to install standalone Sheets and Docs apps for editing of documents and spreadsheets. By stripping the editing function out of the Drive app, Google is intending that the Drive app be used for managing and viewing of your files on the cloud.
Though users will now need three apps to retain the functionality of...
Google has released two new apps for Android, one for Docs and one for Sheets. The two apps are dedicated to viewing and editing text documents, as opposed to the Google Drive app, which shows all of your documents in one place. It's a way to easily find all of your documents of a single type.
Sometime last week, an overeager Tweeter let the cat out of the bag about an update to Google Drive that wasn't quite ready. Fast forward to today and it is ready, and has pushed out into Google Play. The full changelog is pretty hefty, but there's a few key points worth noting.
Folder options are now included, allowing you to now create, upload to and move files between folders. For many of us...
The Google Docs app for Android has received a substantial update today, adding some significant new features which to bring the phone and tablet app in line with the full desktop version.
First up is collaborative editing, which allows multiple people to work on the same document in real time -- this has long been possible on the desktop, but has been lacking in the mobile app. And it's also...
Google today has updated a couple of its apps -- Chrome to Phone and Google Docs.
Chrome to Phone, which was rolled out alongside Android 2.2 Froyo in 2010, is a slick little service that lets you send links from your computer directly to your phone. No e-mailing, no ... whatever -- just click "Chrome to Phone," and it zips from big screen to small. Today's update brings an "updated look and...