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Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides On iOS

Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides On iOS

By Chris Crum August 25, 2014

Google announced the launch of new apps for Docs, Sheets & Slides for iPhone and iPad. The Slides app for iOS is brand new, and the Docs and Sheets apps are getting significant updates. The apps enable users to work …

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This post is in memory of Marc Orchant, an amazing friend, father, and geek, whom I will miss dearly. Marc was supposed to participate in this discussion. His unexpected passing has us all devastated. Our prayers and support are with his family.

Latest Google Docs Stats

Google Docs (and Spreadsheets and Presentations and Wiki…) represents a new way of dealing with a traditional software category, so it stands to reason that it would take time to catch on.

Google Docs Mobile Launches

Google Docs Mobile went live now, after traces of it were spotted a month ago. It’s a minimalist reformatting of the “Google Office suite" for cellphone display.

Google Docs Goes (Sort Of) Mobile
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If a person shows up for school without some sort of note-taking instrument, they’re in trouble.  Similarly, the new “Google Docs for your mobile phone,” which only lets users read documents, feels a little lacking.

Microsoft, Adobe Scribble Online Docs Products
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Adobe reached out to snap up Buzzword, an online word processor, while Microsoft looked inward to find its Office Live Workspace.

Google Docs Has Privacy Problems
Just 2 days ago, Google Docs’s Presentation functionality was launched.

Google Presents PowerPoint Alternative
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The rumored arrival of a Google option for creating and viewing slide-based presentations became fact with the debut of its newest feature on Google Docs.

Google Docs To Get More Reference Sources

Piece o’ news number one: Google intends to make Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, available in Google Docs.  Piece o’ news number two: if you don’t feel like waiting on the Mountain View-based company, you can access those same resources right now.

Google Docs Drops In Folders
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The updated Google Docs & Spreadsheets offers folders for organizing documents, along with a few new enhancements.

Google Stuff Doing Stuff w/ Other Stuff & Other Stuff

What? I had more than one story about integrations and such, and that was easily the worst title I could think of. Who would have thought there was a way to include “stuff” in a title four times, and have it vaguely make sense?

Less Than
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Call it premature, a key indicator, or room for some great developer to still bust this space wide open, but Google is by far the undisputed champ of online collaborative productivity tools since October ’06 — five months ago.

According to Nielsen//NetRatings’ MegaPanel, Google Docs and Spreadsheet users, all 445,762 of them, represent 92 percent of online collaborative productivity tool users.

Watch Your Steps Before Upgrading to WordPress 2.1

I ran into issues while trying to upgrade a Wordpress 2.0.7 installation to the new Wordpress 2.1 release.

MySQL with WAS CE
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Search term: “mysql WASCE”

Microsoft Writes Off Google

Microsoft’s co-head of the Office software team says the company is not intimidated by Google’s web-based word processing and spreadsheet applications, claiming they will not appeal to corporate customers.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets Launches

Check it: docs.google.com.

TechCrunch already has an overview.

Google Docs Takes Over For Writely

By combining the Writely online word processor and the Spreadsheets service into a single sign-on product, Google has moved ever closer to fulfilling the expectation they will someday place an online competitor to Microsoft Office online.