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New Updates from Google

Announced on 6/25/2014

1. Better document and image viewing experience in Gmail and Google Drive

2. Dedicated desktop home pages for Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

3. Edit Microsoft Office files in Chrome

4. Removal of Quickoffice from Google Play and App Store

5. Integration of Quickoffice into Google Sheets mobile apps for Android and iOS

6. Google Slides mobile app for Android & iOS, with PowerPoint editing

7. Suggested edits in Google Docs

8. Activity view, link sharing and more in the new Google Drive mobile apps

9. A faster, redesigned Google Drive

Better document and image viewing experience in Gmail and Google Drive

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 01:44 PM PDT

Google will be launching a new version of the interface for viewing documents and images in Gmail and Google Drive in the coming weeks. This new version will give more focus to your documents or images, the tool bar will be moved to the top (and disappear when not in use), and the document/image frame will be wider, giving you a more streamlined experience.

Dedicated desktop home pages for Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 01:37 PM PDT

Google has created new home screens for each app to help you get to your Drive files quickly (Docs, Sheets, and Slides).  Google is rolling out this new feature a bit slower than some others, and Baker is listed without a definite date yet, just as “coming soon”, so be watching for it.  The URLS below will be used for these new home screens.  If you go to one now (before we get the new feature), all that will happen is you’ll create a blank document as if you did so from within Drive.


http://google.com/docs

http://google.com/sheets

http://google.com/slides


For more information:

https://plus.sandbox.google.com/+GoogleDrive/posts/PPEQLd8huvn

Edit Microsoft Office files in Chrome

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 01:29 PM PDT

You can now edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly from Google Drive, Gmail and the new Docs, Sheets and Slides home screens, without needing Microsoft Office when you’re using Chrome on your desktop.  Just install the “Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides” extension and you’re good to go.


For more information:

Get the Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides Chrome extension

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Removal of Quickoffice from Google Play and App Store

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 01:10 PM PDT

With the integration of Quickoffice into the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps, the Quickoffice app will be unpublished from Google Play and the App Store in the coming weeks. If you have  the app you can continue to use it, but no features will be added and new users will not be able to install the app.

Integration of Quickoffice into Google Sheets mobile apps for Android and iOS

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 01:15 PM PDT

Quickoffice will be integrated into the Google Sheets app, allowing for seamless editing of Microsoft Excel files. This is available now on Android and is coming soon on iOS.(Note: the update will gradually roll out over the coming days)

Google Slides mobile app for Android & iOS, with PowerPoint editing

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 02:15 PM PDT

As previously announced, the new Google Slides mobile app is now ready for launch on Android (with iOS coming soon), making it easier for you to quickly find, edit and create presentations on the go -- online or offline. The Slides app includes support for editing PowerPoint via Quickoffice, so you don’t have to worry about file compatibility, it all just works.  This is available now on Android and will be available soon on iOS.

Suggested edits in Google Docs

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 12:30 PM PDT

Now in Google Docs, any user with "can comment" access to a document will be able to make suggested edits to the document. The suggested edits will appear in the document along with a comment explaining the edit. Those with "can edit" permission will be able to accept or reject those suggested edits. Those with "can view" access will not be able to see suggested edits (until they are accepted). Viewers will also no longer be able to see regular comments.


Activity view, link sharing and more in the new Google Drive mobile apps

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 01:59 PM PDT

The Google Drive mobile apps for Android and iOS now has a cleaner design, more responsive animations, and faster background syncing. Sharing your files is also simpler and faster. Key features include the following:


Activity view: a stream of changes to your files and folders, accessible through the details panel

Link sharing: easily share files and folders directly from the mobile app using a link


This new version of the app is available now on Android and iOS.

A faster, redesigned Google Drive

Posted: 25 Jun 2014 12:02 PM PDT

Google Drive will have a new look and speedier performance on the desktop, making organizing and sharing files faster and easier than ever. You will be able to right click on a file to see recent activity, set sharing permissions, and enable files to be accessed while offline. When selecting multiple files, you can take actions on the entire group in three ways—right click on the selection, use the menu above the file area, or simply drag the group to move to a new folder location. The new Drive interface will be rolled out to everyone in the near future.




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