Google just came up with an update to its Office apps, Docs, sheets and slides for Android and iOS that’s just going to give the other office apps a run for their money.
The docs app finally has a real time spell check now especially if error finding on your phone isn’t that good. This is a much awaited update by Google as creating documents from scratch was a cumbersome task till now. You can hide row and column fields in your spreadsheets now which again is a handy feature to work with.
Grouping shapes in your presentations is possible now. There are some minor bug fixes with the update too that should promise fluidity in the work flow.
These were the details of the editing front. There is a surprise for the iOS users now. Google has brought Touch ID to docs. This means that you can keep your private docs to yourself and allow access only with your consent. That being said, Google is really looking towards to optimise it’s apps to iOS 8.
This is it’s second move this week to do so, as earlier, an update for Chrome for iOS inluded the Handoff feature that lets users to pick up with their pages from their MACs to their iPhones on the go. It’s obvious that Google is trying hard to get in the front with it’s plethora of apps on the Google play store and Apple’s app store. Only time will tell if it’s efforts to keep the users happy and binding works.
Support for screen reading purposes are also included in the update that helps the blind and people with challenged vision. The updates are ready to be installed now onthe App Store as well as the Android Play Store. However, it may take 24 hours for the update to propagate to regional versions of Google’s Play Store.