Tag: google docs
10 essential applications for authors: software and tools to banish writer's block for good
Your great unwritten novel. We've all got one, right? Sitting on the back burner, never to see the light of day beyond the flicker of an idea hiding at the back of your mind for God-knows how many years. It…
TECH PENTATHLON: How to work from home during the London 2012 Olympic Games
Forget the naysayers; the London 2012 Olympic Games are going to be great. Sure, it's been expensive, and some of the organisational stuff has been fluffed slightly, but it's gonna be a hell of a show, with the world's greatest…
REVIEW: Livescribe Echo smartpen
A significant step up from a trusty old Bic, the Livescribe Echo smartpen takes note taking to a whole new level by allowing you to sync audio to your scribbles and send them all over the web in just a few simple steps. But can it achieve results any more accurate than a fast hand and attentive ear couldn't manage just as well with a humble biro? Read on to find out.
Google Docs gets pagination update
Google Docs gets another key update today in the shape of pagination, giving yet another reason to dump desktop based word processors altogether and move your typing into the cloud. Pagination adds the ability to see individual pages in Google…
New Google Docs for iPad, iPhone and Android devices launched
Google has updated it's cloud based word processing web-app, Google Docs. iPhone, Android smartphone and iPad owners will now be able to edit their documents on the go using the new application. Hitting English speaking countries in the next…
Document editing comes to Android
Android seems to be the OS of choice for most new tablet PCs, with Chrome OS still seemingly a way off, and with scant details available, Andriod desperately needs to add some core functionality to its OS to give iPad…
Google Docs to get redesign
Google docs, the world’s most successful online word processor, is to get a redesign, or revamp, or rejig. Well it’ll be one, other, or most probably, an almalgm of these.
The ‘pre-announcement’ announcement on the Google Docs Blog (which isn’t very interesting), comes hot on the heels of Microsoft unveiling its plans for Office 2010. Plans that include a new web-based component, designed to directly take on docs.
Google’s counterpunch comes in the form of a promise that their redesign will make sharing more intuitive. The practical upshot of which is that users might notice some malfunctioning modules over the next couple of days.
Do you think that Office 2010 will claw back the market share they’ve lost to Docs? I’m writing this article, about Docs, on Docs, which is frankly, not as weird as it sounds. Will you be moving back to Office? Answers in the comments chums.
Gmail comes out of beta
I know, I know. Pick up your jaw. We’d all rather got used to the fact that Gmail and all the Google apps were in some sort of permanent beta over the last five years. Google has now decided that the time is right for their web software to be fully-fledged in its own right but not because it’s passed a bunch of tests.
It seems that all sorts of potential users – largely in the corporate world – might have been put off by the idea of using software that was only half ready or half safe or experimental or whatever the connotation might have been. So, by removing the label, Google hopes to be removing the stigma too.
They promise to continue developing their mail and office products all the same but those of a nervous disposition may now use the joy of the software in piece. If you haven’t, I heartily recommend you do.