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Google Docs added to Android apps

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Google Docs added to Android apps
Some Android users might think that their wish on that falling star has finally come true with the release of Google Docs as an Android app. Available from the Android Market as a free download in English for Android phones running 2.1+, Google Docs allows you to access all of your Google documents from all of your Google accounts. You can even open content while in Gmail. Search, star, edit, rename and of course, read your documents right on your mobile device. A widget is available which allows you to open your Google documents straight from your phone's home screen.

Once on your screen, you can edit documents while on the go and share them straight from your Android handset. And with the app and the camera on your phone, photos with text can be turned into an editable Google document using optical character recognition. Create new documents from just snapped pictures and old shots from your gallery can be converted by sharing them with the app. Google's own blog notes that there are some limitations such as the inability of the app to read handwritten text or some fonts. But the Mountain View company did say to "stay tuned-things will get better over time."

source: GoogleMobileBlog via AndroidCentral

Google Docs is now available as a free download from the Android Market for Android phones running 2.1 or higher

Google Docs is now available as a free download from the Android Market for Android phones running 2.1 or higher


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posted on 27 Apr 2011, 13:38 4

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6473; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*ahem*

*Straightens my jacket and regains my composure*

Um, er, carry on, folks.

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 13:43 3

2. bossmt_2 (Posts: 421; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


That's nice, I've been using a 3rd party app, rather trust my apps to google.

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 13:57

3. Stan (unregistered)


It's stuck in an endless loop when I try to open stuff with it but I imagine this will be fixed quickly.

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 14:36

4. p0rkguy (Posts: 676; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Just tested it by taking a picture of this article on my EVO with CM7 N57.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O_Su0_tgebHtvkTWr94g46IQ_Ddsbqw68PA_EHJ5GKo/edit?hl=en&pli=1&aut hkey=CPy9_NEH#

Judge for yourself, but not ready for real world use yet. I'm guessing they'll probably try to implement a spell check on it.

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 14:49 2

5. doubler86 (Posts: 309; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Yes I've been waiting for this for soooooo long

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 15:00 2

6. downphoenix (Posts: 2230; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I'd say its about time, but probably isnt ready for primetime yet.

Would also be nice to see OpenOffice make the jump, that's my personal fave. Well, Microsoft Office is really, but I dont want to pay for that.

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 15:03 1

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5323; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


just a month after i bought Quick office :( Ill probably use both and call it a day

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 15:04

8. p0rkguy (Posts: 676; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


protozeloz can you not see it? I though I set it to public view.

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 15:54

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5323; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


nope... i have to request access for some reason... tried again and still needs permission

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 16:32

10. p0rkguy (Posts: 676; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Oh I see what happened, there's a space between the link.
Sorry.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1O_Su0_tgebHtvkTWr94g46IQ_Ddsbqw68PA_EHJ5GKo/edit?hl=en&pli=1&aut hkey=CPy9_NEH#

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 16:33

11. p0rkguy (Posts: 676; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Okay, it's automatically putting a space there so you're going to have to copy that whole link and remove the space in "aut hkey". The key is getting cut off.

posted on 27 Apr 2011, 18:41

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5323; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Thanks I see is quite accurate on some parts but fails on other, but thats pretty good for a picture snapped, and it will get better with time :D are they allowing feedback on the feature?

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