Google Kills Off QuickOffice for Android and iOS

Smart observers saw this coming last week after announcements at Google I/O and now it is official. Google will be ending the life of the popular mobile Office App QuickOffice. QuickOffice allowed users to work with Microsoft Office documents and Google office documents on mobile devices. The move now forces users who prefer Google’s productivity […]

Google Office Apps vs Office 365

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At the 2014 Google I/O Conference, Google talked about lots of changes on a number of fronts including the next version of Android, blending Chrome and Android, and how Google is going to make your connected life easier to follow from your fitness center to your car to your home. While the connected life Google […]

User Complaints Mount Over iOS Google Drive Updates

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The mysterious and confusing decision by Google to split editing features out from Google Drive is a real puzzler. Two weeks ago Google updated Google Drive removing the editing features out of what used to be a one stop document management and editing tool. The new multi-App strategy now requires users to download new separate […]

Google Drive Now Updated for Android But Still Confusing

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The confusion that has been surrounding Google’s intentions for Google Drive and its new standalone productivity Apps is still continuing now that Google finally released an update for the Android version of Google Drive. Last week Google released standalone Apps for Google Drive and Google Sheets, its cloud based word processing and spreadsheet solutions. Those […]

Confusing Google Drive Update Gets Even More Confusing

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Last week I posted about Google unveiling new standalone apps for Google Docs and Google Sheets. I also posted the next day about the updates for the Google Drive App. There was a lot of confusion surrounding features being removed from Google Drive in lieu of adding them into the new Apps. Over the weekend […]

Confusing Google Drive iOS App Update Giveth and Taketh Away

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Automatic Update for Apps on mobile devices is a function many cherish and some stay away from. The benefit is that your Apps get updated automatically. One of the downsides is that sometimes those updates take away features before you’ve had a chance to see what’s up with the update. Google demonstrated that today with […]

Google Releases Standalone Docs and Sheets Apps to Compete with Office

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Everybody likes a little competition, right? Especially when it comes to document creation and productivity work on tablets and smartphones. Just a month or so after Microsoft released its long overdue and eagerly anticipated versions of Office Apps for the iPad, Google has released standalone Apps for Google Docs and Google Sheets for the iPhone […]

Office Web Apps Bring Real Time Collaboration to the Browser

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In the continuing battle that is all about productivity work on the web, Microsoft’s Office Web Apps  (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote) have been viewed as web companions that users could access from a browser but Apps that lacked features already achieved by Google Drive/Docs. That changed a bit last week when Microsoft rolled out […]

Gmail, Google Docs Experiencing Service Disruptions This Morning

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If you’ve been having a hard time connecting to Gmail or other Google services this morning, the company has confirmed that they’re experiencing service disruptions for Gmail, Google Documents and Google Presentations. Google first reported on the issue at 10:25 am Eastern time, saying that it was investigating the issue. Google put out an update […]

GoDocs Review: Google Docs Tool for iPad and iPhone

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Google offers its own Google Drive app. It shows users their files and lets them edit Google Drive documents within the app. It also lets users share the file and view a few details about the file. But using Google Docs on an iPhone or iPad can still be awkward. That’s why people make native apps like GoDocs, […]

Apple Prepping iWork in the Cloud to Compete With Google Docs, Cloud Office

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There are reports that Apple may be collaborating with VMware to deliver a cloud-based web app of its iWork productivity suite to compete against Google Docs and Microsoft’s cloud-based Office solutions. It’s unclear if Apple intends on charging a subscription or licensing fee to end-users for cloud-based access to the Microsoft Office-replacement iWork suite, or […]

Google Drive Automatically Downloaded and Replaced My Google Docs App

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Android users looking for the Google Docs app might be surprised to discover that it is missing. Google replaced Google Docs for Android with the new Google Drive app on many Android phones. Google Drive is a free online storage service from Google that keeps documents and data stored in the cloud, accessible by Android, […]

Google Drive is Finally Real: Google Docs With More Storage

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Google has finally made Google Drive official in an announcement on its official blog. The announcement comes shortly after Google France jumped the gun with the announcement and detailed the service in its entirety. As expected, the service is going to offer users 5GB of cloud storage for free and those who need more storage […]

Google Drive Gets Fully Detailed

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Google Drive is finally here, at least it will be here soon according to a pulled Google France blog post. According to TechCrunch, Google France accidentally posted the description of Google’s cloud storage service on its official blog. The post was quickly taken down, but not before some were able to see it and save […]

Google Docs for Android Update Brings Rich Text Editing and Collaboration

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The mobile version of Google Docs has never been all that impressive, though today’s update to the Android app could change that. The new Google Docs for Android brings some of the web features of Google Docs to smartphones and tablets. The update brings rich text editing and collaboration to Google Docs for Android. Now […]

Google Drive Now Live for Some, Beta Launch Imminent?

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We had reported that Google is looking to launch an iCloud and Dropbox competitor in the form of Google Drive, a cloud storage solution that integrates with other Google services, and it looks like the service is now live for some users according to Geek Wire. A user of that site had sent in a […]

Google Updates Google Docs for Android for Tablet, Offline Viewing

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The Google Docs for Android app has been updated in Android Market to provide additional features to users of Google’s cloud-based office suite. The new updated app, available for free, now brings offline viewing and editing as well as better tablet support for viewing documents. Offline users will help users with limited data plans have […]

How We Killed Email: To Save Time and Sanity

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Email sucks. For a time email served an important role in helping us communicate efficiently with teams of co-workers, especially those spread out over large distances, but too many people don’t know how to use email correctly and the sea of spam and bacon have made inboxes better breakfast menus than tools for working. Fed […]

Google Adds Honeycomb Tablet Support to Google Docs

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Google’s online document creation, editing, and storage suite has now been updated to support a better experience for tablets. In particular, Google Docs–which includes tools for documents, spreadsheets, and presentations–can now support a desktop-like experience through an updated app for Android tablets. The updated native Android app–available free on Android Market–now brings a multi-pane user […]