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Quickoffice Pro HD launches for Android Honeycomb tablets

Quickoffice has launched a version of its mobile office suite that's tailored specifically for Android Honeycomb tablets. Quickoffice Pro HD, as it's being called, was designed from the ground up for tablet use, and as such features a user interface that's meant to take advantage of the extra screen real estate tablets have compared to smartphones. As expected, Quickoffice Pro HD allows...

Quickoffice Pro for Android gets cloud storage, improved document editing

Quickoffice has updated its paid Pro app for Android yesterday, bringing it to version 4.0. The company says this is the biggest update of its Android application yet, and many new features have been added. Perhaps the most notable is the added ability to save files in the cloud. This works Box.net, Google Docs, DropBox, Huddle, SugarSync, and MobileMe accounts. Additionally, Quickoffice...

Google Spreadsheets gains filtering, one more reason not to use Excel

Toying with spreadsheets is just about the most mundane office work you can possibly do these days, and it's a world that is dominated by Microsoft Excel. Google's fairly basic offering, Spreadsheets, has just been bestowed with yet another reason to eschew Excel: Filtering. Filtering allows you to instantly deep dive into both large or small amounts of data in ways which would take hours if...

Google Drawings gets revisions, presence, and format painter tool

Google Drawings has just been updated to bring it into line with the rest of the Google Docs suite. The update includes revision history, which lets you see who added what and when, with the same interface used in both Documents and Spreadsheets. Presence indication has been added too, with shapes highlighted with a color linked to the current user. It mimics the text colors used to highlight...

Google Docs overhauls comments with more context and email notifications

Google Docs has received a few new features today, centered around comments -- or 'discussions' as Google likes to call them. The aim is to make discussions about any particular document easier to create, manage and follow. Timestamps and profile pictures are now added to each discussion thread, making it easier to see who made a comment and when. You can also 'resolve' any individual comment,...

Google removes Gears from Chrome, prepares offline access for Google Docs

Google Gears was launched back in 2007 -- before Google Chrome, and back when web apps were still in their early stages -- as a way for web app developers to allow offline access to documents. Gears never really caught on, and was eventually replaced by standards-based solutions. Now, Google has announced that it's finally removing support for the Gears plugin from Chrome. With Google now in...

Cloud Save for Google Chrome sends files from the Web to your online storage

We've shared a handful of Google Chrome context menu extensions before, and this weekend we discovered a new one which is oozing potential: Cloud Save. Install Cloud Save, and you'll add the ability to right-click files on Web pages you visit and zap (or sideload) them to various online services like Google Docs, Dropbox, Picasa, Flickr, Posterous, CloudApp, and Box.Net. The extension...

Google Docs gains mobile editing in 44 new languages, plus extended Spreadsheet printing

Google rolled out mobile Docs editing in English last November, but now if you happen to speak one of the 44 languages that aren't English, you too can get in on the on-the-go Docs editing fun. The extended language support has been rolled out for docs.google.com on devices sporting Android 2.2 Froyo or above, and iOS devices running 3.0 or newer, including the iPad. Spreadsheets have also...

Google Apps customers can now purchase additional storage on the cheap

A while back, Google started offering inexpensive storage upgrades for Google Docs storage. Now, users with a domain set up on Google Apps can purchase additional storage, too. The change means you can boost your disk space to 20GB for a paltry $5 per year, or a whopping 1TB for $256 per year (which works out to about $22 per month). That's a very reasonable price for additional cloud storage,...

Google Docs OCR adds support for 29 additional languages

Google Docs introduced its OCR feature last year, and its addition was a welcome one for anyone who uploads photgraphed or scanned documents like receipts, faxes, or other dead-tree materials. Now, Google has announced that OCR support is being expanded beyond the original five languages -- English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish -- to a whopping 34 in total. The official post also...

Google releases Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office

Google Cloud Connect, Google's plugin that integrates Google Docs and Microsoft Office apps, launched last November for a limited number of users. Now, Cloud Connect is ready for prime time, and the plug-in is available to everyone. Cloud Connect allows you to save your Office documents to the cloud, edit them in Google Docs, and sync the changes back to your desktop. It doesn't replace Office...

Google Docs spreadsheets gains hidden grid lines

Google Docs spreadsheets has just gained the ability to hide grid lines. The much requested feature allows you to hide the default spreadsheet grid lines via a 'View' menu option. It's on a sheet-by-sheet basis and essentially allows you to create clean tables or forms showing only user-created grid lines and boarders; perfect for creating basic Web forms or printing out tables. So next time...

Google Docs Viewer adds 12 new file types

Google Docs is getting better and better at replacing desktop office software. Today, Google added support for 12 new file types in Google Docs Viewer, including all remaining Microsoft Office file types, Apple's Pages format, and Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator files. A few important niche document types made the cut, too. Designers rejoice, because TrueType fonts and vector graphics files are...

Google Docs update brings Collections, Priority Sort, and file previews

Your Google Docs dashboard just got a whole lot easier to use, thanks to a slew of new features. The update includes additional filtering options and Priority Sort -- sort of the Google Docs equivalent of Gmail's Priority Inbox. Priority Sort uses a number of signals to determine which files require your immediate attention. Folders have been replaced by Collections, which are a mashup of both...

Google Docs gets starring while editing, Justify setting in the toolbar, better sharing invites

Google Docs has received three updates over the past few days. They are all rather minor in the grand scheme of things, but it's entirely possible that for some users either one could have been the killer feature they've been waiting for. First off, you can now star a document while editing it. A small addition, but a neat one, and one that's sure to save some time for people who need to star...