Google is again in the news as it has launched two standalone apps for iOS and Android users. The standalone Google Docs and Google Sheets apps will enable users to create and access documents and spreadsheets offline on their smartphones.
The new Google Docs app for iOS or Android is having a feature that will result in displaying a menu of the documents you stored in Drive as well as listing the ones you edited most recently on top. The app also has the option that allows users to customize the view and sorting, enabling better editing across devices.
Until now, the users only have the option to access Google Docs and Google Sheets via Google Drive or online, but these apps have provided the whole new experience as specific content is now more easily accessible and that too in the offline mode.
Google has been quoted saying that “Every year, phones and tablets get better, and more of you are starting to use your mobile devices not just to view, but also to create and edit content. And while Drive is a convenient place to store your stuff, we want to make it easier for you to quickly find, edit and create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go.”
Google also shared an example of its usage by saying that “If you have a brilliant idea for a best-selling novel while traipsing through the Amazonian rainforest (or you know, something more probable, like during flight takeoff)…no problem. You can jot down your idea in the Docs app on your phone, even when you’re offline.”
Moreover, Google is also presently working towards launching a Google Slides standalone app soon, but has not disclosed any information regarding the specific date of its launch.