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Google releases a new office productivity app on iOS and updates two of its existing ones

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Google releases a new office productivity app on iOS and updates two of its existing ones
We already showed you a list of a number of Google apps and services that you can access from your iOS device, but it seems that this list has just become a tad longer. The search giant has just launched one of its fairly popular productivity apps on Apple's mobile platform – Slides. It joins the ranks of Google Docs and Google Sheets, which makes Google's productivity suite on iOS almost complete. Creating, editing, and sharing a presentation on the fly from any supported iOS device is now possible thanks to Slides.

But that is not the only novelty in the productivity department on iOS. Speaking of Docs and Sheets, Google has also polished and refreshed these two. The text-editing Docs has been updated with support for opening, editing, and exporting Microsoft Word files (“.docx/.doc”), while Sheets can do the same thing with Microsoft Excel files (“.xlsx/.xls”). The latter also now allows its users to view charts, insert various formulae into them, as well as make use of the find and replace feature for each and every chart. 

These are some pretty neat and substantial additions to the productivity apps, which brings them almost on par with Microsoft's own Office Mobile app on the App Store. You can go ahead and download Slides from the links below for free, which is the usual case with Google. 

Download: 

  • Google Slides (iOS
  • Google Docs (iOS
  • Google Sheets (iOS)

via: AppleInsider

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posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:34 1

1. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Wps office is good for me till now........

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 03:16 1

3. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Its the most awesome office app for mobile

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 05:08

5. arenanew (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


u using or cry after using this g app

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 11:28 1

9. buccob (Posts: 1475; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


YES I have been using it since early "Kingsoft Office" days... WPS is the best mobile Office app...

I do have google's office apps since Drive require them in order to be able to edit files... and it works seamless compared to using Drive with WPS... but local files there is not comparison. WPS all the way

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 21:31

12. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Me too !

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 02:45 1

2. Hashed (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


Google should give the same amount of attention for the next coming giant, WP. they should make their services available to the platform.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 15:52

11. blazee (Posts: 283; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Really? For what reason?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 05:07 1

4. arenanew (Posts: 202; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


useless app even 0.1 % work and they are family of lary page and sunadar pischai or phone arena ha like hangout use by beegar tech expert and last google drive again fail attemt now android user prefer onedrive and dropbox .

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 07:22

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wtf is that gibberish?

Not that it'd matter anyways, you've a clue an that seems to be about it.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 07:17

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Google way to go.

Anything is better then renting these functions by the year from MS.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 09:10

8. shamashu9 (Posts: 99; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Who in the right mind will make a presentation on a mobile phone?

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 11:32 1

10. buccob (Posts: 1475; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Not presentations, but I have done countless of Word and Excel documents on the go, in order to advance work instead of waiting to get to a computer...

Also I once gave a full presentation using only my phone, plugged to the HDMI port of a projector, and my bluetooth keyboard + mouse

The presentation was done with WPS office (previously known as Kingsoft)

I wouldn't make a presentation on my phone, but I might do it on a tablet... and it is always useful to be able to see and edit the files

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 10:59

13. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


All I want from google is Keep. Keep was my best friend and then I switched to iOS...

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