The Google Sheets, Docs and Slides applications on Android have just been updated with some minor tweaks on board. The update makes the ‘Keep on Device’ option more visible to the users, so you won’t have to search for it from the menu separately.
The create new document button on Docs now asks you to either create a Microsoft Word document or a standard Google Document, which is a very neat touch. There aren’t any other major changes here apart from what we’ve mentioned above. But these are enough to get you excited about the updates.
Changes like these will make Google’s suite of apps more appealing to the customers over Microsoft’s recently launched Office apps on the Play Store. The update might take some time to be available on a global level, so make sure you grab the apk files from the links below to get your hands on the new update.
Downloading and installing the new software will replace the existing version of the apps, which means your app drawer won’t be cluttered. Also, these apps are coming straight from Google’s verified servers, so you can install them without worry.
Sheets – version 1.4.112
Docs – 1.4.112
Slides – 1.2.112
Via: Android Police
Google has just updated the Docs, Sheets and Slides app with the ability to delete files directly within the editor. It’s a small feature, but an important one nonetheless, as you don’t have to go all the way to the homepage to delete the desired documents.
In its current form, deleting a a spreadsheet or document requires users to head over to Google Drive and then manually selecting the file(s) they want to delete. This is similar to how messages are deleted on Gmail, with the only difference being the lack of an archive option.
It’s not known if the mobile version of the three productivity apps will get the feature anytime soon, but we think it will considering that most of the editing is done on the go using dedicated apps on mobile platforms. But for the time being, this feature seems to be web only.
With the reliance on cloud services increasing, features like these make the users’ lives a tad easier. As we mentioned above, this isn’t one of those extravagant updates, but useful all the same.
If the Google Drive and QuickOffice apps weren’t enough for your document editing needs, then Google has two new apps to make up for it. The search giant has released standalone Docs and Sheets apps on Android for document and spreadsheet editing, and will also be releasing a Slides app for presentations in the coming weeks. (more…)