Nov
17
2010

Google Docs on the go – Google introduces Mobile editing support for Docs

Google has long claimed that one of their main aims for Google Docs is “making it possible for you to get things done from anywhere, at any time.” And wherever you are, if you’re like most people, you probably have your mobile with you most of the time. So what’s the best way to satisfy that goal? Mobile editing, of course! Yet for a long time now, Google Docs has lacked this feature.

Earlier this week though, Google rewrote its documents editor to make it more real-time and add more features to make documents more customisable, among other enhancements. But they also were working on having it support mobile platforms. And today, Google has announced that Docs now fully supports editing on your mobile browser.

It’s easy to get started: visit docs.google.com in a browser on a supported device, and select the document you want to edit. Then, when you’re viewing it, press the Edit button to switch to the mobile editor. Google are rolling the new document editor out to those using phones running Android with Froyo (version 2.2) or higher; and iOS devices (version 3.0+) including the iPad. It is currently only available for English-language users, though the users can be anywhere in the world, and Google claims they will be adding support for other languages soon.

Sounds like a cool productivity booster! But what do you think?

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