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September 21, 2010

Google Docs Editing for Android and iPad

Google announced that it will soon add support for editing documents in the mobile Google Docs.

"Today we demonstrated new mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the Android platform and the iPad. In the next few weeks, co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices."

It's interesting to see that the updated Google Docs will support the iPad, but it won't be available for iPhone and iPod Touch. Right now, the mobile version of Google Docs shows a read-only view of your documents and you need to install third-party apps to edit your documents.

Google says that more than 3 million businesses use Google Apps and that the number of Google Apps users is about 30 million. It's not clear if Google Docs editing will only be available for Google Apps users, but it doesn't make any sense to add some unnecessary limitations to a feature that will make Google Docs much more useful.

8 comments:

  1. Don't forget the new Web fonts using in Google Docs!

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  2. Ummm I have been able to edit my google docs for ages on my iphone.

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  3. " but it doesn't make any sense to add some unnecessary limitations to a feature that will make Google Docs much more useful."

    Please explain?

    Maybe it is the bad support of contentEditable on iPhone that makes it a non-starter? Or are the third party apps just avoiding the blocking of iPhone, and second; does it still *really* work to use it with the third party solutions?

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  4. I can edit from Safari already on my iphone - it is not very good though I must admit.

    Eric

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  5. I am a heavy user of Google Spreadsheets, and that's why I have not bought an iPad up to now. (I'm not into games or movies). If I could have good navigation in, and control over, my big Google Spreads on an iPad, I would buy, despite the fact I've been waiting like a panting dog for a Chromebook for 12 months.

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  6. @thebarak dido, I would buy an iPad if I could edit Google Docs stuff

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  7. i look forward to the android update, it would be handy to revise and make changes to documents while on the go.
    all the discussion of ipad here? why not go for an android template, its close enough and android is already passing iOS devices in terms of daily activations

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  8. When When When...?
    When can we edit Google Doc on a Google phone?

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