12/11/2013, If you are a devout user of the Google Drive productivity suite, you might have found yourself wondering why it is not possible to edit Google Sheets without an internet connection. For those who do not know, Google Sheets is the spreadsheet app in the company’s productivity suite. The company has finally listened to user requests for the feature, Google Sheets offline editing is finally possible thanks to the update […]
06/19/2013, Microsoft has announced that Office Web Apps will be getting real time editing functionality in the coming months. A video demonstration has been posted online.
09/26/2012, On October 1st, Google Docs users won’t be able to download or upload documents, spreadsheets, or slideshows in Office 1997-2007 format. Although Microsoft has long since left these file formats behind, replacing them with .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx, Google provides Google apps for Business, Education and Government, which may still very well use the antiquated formats institutionally. A consumer version of Google Apps has supported Microsoft’s new formats, so institutional customers […]
09/05/2012, Humans are social creatures, and when working together as a team, the synergy delivers far more than what individuals are able to deliver. Having said that, Google Spreadsheets in Google Docs has been quite useful for me all this while, but when working within the context of a group, it is always better to do so in person than virtually. Just in case circumstances do not allow for everyone to […]
08/07/2012, Making edits with other folks in a collaborative effort over a document stored on the cloud is ideal in keeping track of different edits made by various folks with their respective timestamps, but sometimes, as the old proverb says, “too many cooks spoil the soup”. With Google Spreadsheets in Google Docs, the Internet search giant has decided to introduce the idea of Protected Ranges, making it possible to modify a […]
06/28/2012, Google has introduced the Google Drive app for iOS, which lets iPhone and iPad users access and manage (adding collaborators) their Google Drive and Google Docs documents and files. Reading documents is not really news, but being able to manage them and setup some permission can be handy on the go. Unfortunately, Google Drive for iOS is only a viewer and a very basic document manager. It will display the […]
05/02/2012, It looks like Google Docs is getting another update (again), this time with 450 new fonts and 60 new templates. The new fonts and templates will be perfect for creating pamphlets, invitations and creative presentations at work or in school. “In the past month we’ve made updates both big and small to Google Docs, and today we’re announcing one more: web fonts in Google documents,” Isabella Ip said. Using the […]
04/04/2012, “Have it your way” – or so the Burger King slogan goes, making sure that you are subtly reminded that the captain of your ship is none other than yourself, and the whole world should kowtow to you, or at least, the front line of each Burger King franchise as you rattle out your very own custom burger preferences. Well, for those of us who cannot live without Google Docs […]
03/13/2012, It looks like Google Docs has grown up, having graduated from Hangouts while sporting extras to the core Hangouts experience across the wide range of users. All it takes is a mere click of the “Docs” button in your hangout, and you are then able to work on a document live – not only yourself, but with other people face to face as well. You are able to add an […]
02/23/2012, Google certainly has their users’ interests at heart, where the most recent update in Google Docs for Android opens up the door to collaborative editing – meaning, your mates can share a particular document and look through your work, trying to catch those nasty critters we call typos, pinging you through Gtalk or SMS of those mistakes so that you are aware of those corrections. The entire collaborative experience from […]
02/16/2012, You know how most companies these days have at least a Facebook page as well as a Twitter account to keep in touch with their customers without having to sift through huge amounts of snail mail. Well, there is another emerging force in the social network framework from Google, where it is simply known as Google+. While more and more companies have a Google+ page already, it is interesting to […]
02/01/2012, If you use Google Docs on your Android phone, you’ll be glad to know that the app has been updated today. Google announced that the latest version of Google Docs for Android now works offline. Users can save documents to work on them without an internet connection, and then only update the files online when they’re connected to the internet. In addition to the improved offline mode, Google Docs for […]
10/05/2011, It was not too long ago that the Google Docs app for Android was introduced, and needless to say, that app was certainly more than welcome amongst Android users, with many downloads being done since then till today as users enjoy the benefits of accessing, editing and sharing such documents on-the-go.
09/14/2011, Google has just announced in its blog that it has enhanced some of its online services to become more accessible to members of the blind community. Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Calendar now have improved support for screen readers (JAWS, ChromeVox and VoiceOver (Calendar only)). Users can now use screen readers to help them read, browse, edit and create documents and events. In addition to improving support for screen […]