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Google Docs for Android Finally Available

Lets you take pictures to convert text

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Google Docs for Android Finally Available
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Android has been lacking an official Google Docs app until now. It always seemed strange, and the web version on mobile isn’t the most user-friendly experience.

Now, Android users don’t have to use the web version on their phones anymore, as the app is available in the Android Market for Android 2.1+ phones.

It also brings a few interesting new features.

“With this new app it’s easy to filter and search for your content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors,” says Google Software Engineer Reuben Kan. “The app also allows you to easily share items with contacts on your phone, right from within the app.”

“The Docs app also allows you to upload content from your phone and open documents directly from Gmail,” he adds. “You can also add a widget to your home screen for easy access to three core tasks: jumping to your starred documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap.”

The app also brings a cool feature that lets you take a picture with your phone’s camera, and turn it into an editable Google document, using Google’s optical character recognition technology. Pretty cool.

On a semi-related note, Google has made some adjustments to pricing for Google Apps for small and medium-sized businesses.

Google Docs for Android Finally Available
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