Google Docs added to Android apps

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


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12 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *ahem* *Straightens my jacket and regains my composure* Um, er, carry on, folks.

2. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

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

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.

4. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

5. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Yes I've been waiting for this for soooooo long

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

8. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

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

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

10. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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#

11. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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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