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.
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