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. Further, users will see notifications in their Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps, too, when using them. These notifications should be more helpful than the generic system notifications Google has offered for some time, as the new notifications are specific to each of the three apps. The latest Google Drive app is required, in addition to the newer versions of Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. Google says Sheets now allows people to resize rows and columns down to the pixel width for a more exact fit. Moreover, Sheets users can create and edit data validation within sheets, as they can on the web. Last, Sheets users can change the color of the sheet tabs in Sheets to help differentiate between different pages in a larger spreadsheet document. The latest versions of Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides are free to download from the Google Play Store.
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 Rebrands 'Google Apps' for Businesses to 'G Suite' and Now Lets You Restore Trashed Files
Google has renamed and reorganized a number of its service offerings for business customers. Moving forward, Google Apps for Work will be known as G Suite.
Google Uses Machine Learning to Tweak Sheets
Google today rolled out new features for its Sheets spreadsheet application. Most of the new features target the desktop-based version of Sheets.
Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen.
Google to Shutter Old Versions of Drive for Android and iOS
Google today warned that it intends to shut down old versions of Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides for Android and iOS devices. On April 3, Google will shutter Drive version 2.4.311 and Docs, Sheets, and Slides versions 1.6.292 for Android devices.