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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Google brings desktop-like features to Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android and iOS

Even with the supremacy of Microsoft Office in the productivity space, and considering Microsoft’s new push to bring more desktop-like features to its mobile platforms, it’s clear that there is a big platform war going on. Google’s launch of Docs, Sheets and Slides as separate apps that segregate from Google Drive was a clear response to Microsoft’s launch of Office for mobile on iOS and Android. If you thought Microsoft was the only company with major software announcements today, think again as Google has done the same.
Google has just launched a major update for its Docs, Sheets and Slides apps on iOS and Android, and it focuses on bringing more desktop-like features to mobile devices. Among the enhancements are real-time spellchecking as you type or edit text within any of the apps. In Sheets you’re now able to hide and reveal rows and columns, and then in Slides, you can now group graphics together, something which makes editing much easier. VoiceOver enhancements also reach both platforms as well. When it comes to iOS, Google was even bold enough to bring Touch ID support to provided a much higher level of security to documents, sheets and presentations on an iPhone or iPad.
The updates are all free as usual, so make sure you update these as soon as you can.
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