Google Docs, a cloud based document storage and editing service, has been updated for Android based smartphones. With the addition of newer features, the Google Docs application allows the user to get the work done in a faster and better way.
Apart from the visual upgrades, the application also has new functionalities that will go a long way in helping the Android users.
The Google docs allows the users to create and modify documents such as word files, excel files, and presentations while keeping them secure on the cloud, which allows the user to access them anywhere.
To begin with, the application can search the content across the Google account and users can directly shift to document editing at the touch of a button with the online document editors.
The Google Docs app also allows the user to upload content from the smartphone and can open documents directly from Gmail. You can also add a widget to your home screen for easy access to three core tasks: jumping to your starred documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap.
Also, by using the application and the phone’s camera, users can turn photos with text into editable Google documents with the optical character recognition (OCR).
To create a new document using OCR, select ‘Document from Photo’ or the camera icon from the widget, and the converted document appears in your documents list shortly after taking the picture. You can also convert photos, already stored on your phone, by sharing them with the Google Docs app.
The Google Docs app is currently available in English and works on Android 2.1 and above phones only. Users can get download using the marketplace application on the device or can click here as well.