DropBox Lets iOS Users Create Word Docs On the Fly
DropBox today provided an update to its iOS application that lets users create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from within the DropBox app even if the separate Office apps aren't installed. DropBox says users can create, edit, and share Office documents in the iOS app and then access them from other devices or from the web. The updated app adds a new home page view, too, that includes recent tabs. The tabs will show a list of the most-recently viewed, uploaded, or edited files so users can get back to work quickly. The app also makes it possible to add comments to DropBox files, as well as invite others to comment on those files for collaboration purposes. DropBox says all these features work together to help improve user productivity. DropBox is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
Google Hits Refresh on Docs, Sheets, Slides for Android
Nov 10, 2016
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
Jul 28, 2016
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.
Skype Deepens Office Integration, Improves Video Sharing
Feb 16, 2016
Skype today updated its app for the iPhone and iPad, and added several new features to the messaging platform. To start, iOS users can now launch Skype voice or video conversations from within Office documents, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Skype for Android Earns Tighter Outlook and Office Integration
Jan 20, 2016
Microsoft today updated Skype for Android with new ways to work with Outlook and Office. The latest version of Microsoft's calling and messaging app allows users to schedule calls in Outlook from Skype easily by tapping the contact's name and using the scheduling tool to send an invite.