Google Docs Earns New Nav Panel for Jumping Through Large Files
Google is updating its Docs app for Android devices and the web in order to make lengthy documents easier to navigate. On Android handsets, pressing the navigation slider on the right side of the screen will show the document's overall structure, such as page breaks, headings, or subheads, so users can quickly jump to those segments of the document. Similarly, on the web, users will see the document's structure appear in the left margin to aid navigation. The new nav panel will reach Google Docs for Android and the web in an update over the days ahead. Google didn't immediately say if the feature will reach iOS devices.
Google Updates Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides
Google today rolled out updates to its core productivity apps associated with Google Drive. The chief new feature is the ability to edit Microsoft Word documents - online or offline - natively with no need for plugins or conversions.
Google Hits Refresh on Docs, Sheets, Slides for Android
Google has updated all three of its Android productivity apps with a focus on notifications. For example, people will now see notifications within their Google Drive Android app whenever someone mentions them in a comment or shares a document with them directly.
Google Partners Create Add-Ons for Docs and Sheets
Google today said it has worked with several partners to develop Android add-ons for its Docs and Sheets productivity apps. The add-ons extend the functionality of Docs and Sheets, allowing people to accomplish more from their mobile phones.
Google Releases Docs and Sheets Apps for Android and iOS
Google today made available stand-alone Google Docs and Google Sheets applications for mobile devices running Android and iOS, including smartphones and tablets. Previously, Docs and Sheets were bundled inside the Google Drive application.