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New Google Docs app for Android

With the application, you can easily filter and search content across any Google account, edit docs using the online mobile editors and easily share items with contacts on your phone.

Google has launched a new application for Android users. With the new Google Doc app, it is easy to filter and search content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. The app also allows you to easily share items with contacts on your phone, right from within the app.

The Docs app also allows you to upload content from your phone and open documents directly from the Gmail. You can also add a widget to your home screen for easy access to three core tasks: such as jumping to your starred documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap.

The application also has Optical Character Recognition (OCR) function, which allows you to take a photo using your phone’s camera and turn photos with text into editable Google documents.

Just create a new ‘Document from Photo’ or select the camera icon from the widget, and your converted document will appear in your documents list shortly after you snap the picture. You can also convert photos already stored on your phone by sharing them with the Google Docs app. OCR does a pretty good job capturing unformatted text in English but won’t recognise handwriting or some fonts.

The Google Docs app is currently available in English and works on Android 2.1+ phones. Try it out by scanning the QR code below or by visiting Android Market.

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