Source Code Hints That Third Party App Support, Cloud Printing And Device Sync Coming To Google Docs

Folks digging through the source code of Google Docs have found some hints that Google intends to improve the service by adding support for third-party applications, cloud printing and “sync devices”. We already know that Cloud Print allows users to print documents over the Internet instead of having to rely on the normal method of connecting through a printer, but there hasn’t been any serious implementation of that feature anywhere just yet. Third-party support would likely involve allowing offline software or websites to tap into Google Docs to create texts that are saved directly into a Google account. Device sync could possibly involve pushing documents to an Android-powered phone, similar to how Google Calendar and Contacts sync. Considering that Google Docs is already pretty popular, it’s good to see Google continue to focus on improving the service.

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