Yesterday, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) launched a series of productivity apps, Google Docs and Sheets, for the iPhone and iPad users so that they can manage their documents anywhere. Through these new apps the users can view, edit and create files offline and online. The company mentioned in its blog that new app, Slides will soon be released on in the store.
Drive App- an important feature
Features such as Recently Edited Files and Auto Save option are popular among the users in Google Docs. Another app, Sheet is related to spreadsheets that enables users to edit columns, rows and collaborate it with others
Both Google Docs and Google Sheets are available for free now on the App Store. The Android versions are, of course, also out on the Play Store. New standalone apps are compatible with iPhones and iPads running on iOS7 and Android phones and tablets running version 4.0 or above. There are no new specifications or features added in these apps. However, in Drive users can see some improvements. One cannot buy Drive storage as an in-app purchase on iOS device either from Docs or sheets.
After the launch of a standalone app for iOS from the search engine giant, it is clear that Drive app will continue to be an important app, but the importance will be given more to managing and viewing files rather than editing them.
“You’ll still be able to use the Drive app to view and organize all of your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photos, and more,” Google said. Both Docs and Sheet apps have buttons that will open the Drive app if it is installed.
Google Glass app for iOS needs an update
Though Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) has launched Docs and Sheet equally on iOS and Android, the company still discriminates when it come to Google Glass. Back in December, Google launched an iOS version of the MyGlass companion app using which the iPhone users can get all notifications from their phone on the Google Glass. Previously, it was only available for the Android version, and even now the Android version has more features, leaving iPhone users to wait. A user can send all iOS notifications to Google Glass by installing an app for the smart watches. This was in fact discovered by Caleb Wong, a Google Glass Explorer when he could see the notifications from the third-party iOS apps in Glass.