google-docs

  • DoxOut Turns Any Tablet Or Smartphone Into A Google Docs PC

    DoxOut Turns Any Tablet Or Smartphone Into A Google Docs PC

    Google is trying to sell an ultralight operating system running on inexpensive hardware in the form of Chromebooks, and not really doing a great job of it. But the basic premise is solid – sometimes all you need is the cloud-based editing power of Google Docs, and when that is all you’re after, a MacBook Pro can feel like overkill. But actually, so can a Chromebook, which is… Read More

  • Teambox Offers Box, Dropbox and Google Docs in One Collaboration Platform

    Teambox Offers Box, Dropbox and Google Docs in One Collaboration Platform

    Teambox is a service that provides its own collaboration platform that offers its own tools and integrations with third party apps. Today it is offering the capability to integrate with Box, Dropbox and Google Docs. You hear this debate a lot about what services people prefer inside the enterprise world. Consumer services are competing with more enterprise focused apps. Dropbox is wildly… Read More

  • As The End Of Google Docs Draws Near, Google Asks Stragglers To Transition To Google Drive

    As The End Of Google Docs Draws Near, Google Asks Stragglers To Transition To Google Drive

    Google always pitched Google Drive, which launched in April after a considerable period of hype, as a replacement for Google Docs. What many users didn’t realize, it seems, is that Google will indeed completely replace Google Docs with Drive later this year. While Drive is still opt-in at this time, it looks like the forced transition is coming soon, as Google has started to alert… Read More

  • Google Updates Google Docs With 450 New Fonts, 60 New Templates And More

    Google Updates Google Docs With 450 New Fonts, 60 New Templates And More

    Google today announced that it is bringing web fonts to Google Docs. Thanks to this update, you can now use 450 new fonts in your Google documents. These are the same 450 fonts Google already features on its Web Fonts site for web designers. In addition, Google also announced that it added over 60 new templates to its template gallery over the last month, improved support for screenreaders in… Read More

  • Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs

    Add A Cool Linen Background To Google Docs

    Today’s PSA is brought to you by the letter L. What word starts with L? Linen! If you’ve ever used Google Docs, you’ll recall that the interface is wildly ugly. Well no longer. Using a plugin and a nice big Linen JPG, you can turn GDocs into a thing of beauty. For whatever reason (probably for SEO), a Brisbane, Australia driving school is hosting this Linen background for… Read More

  • New Update Brings Collaborative Editing To Google Docs Android App

    It’s safe to say we’ve all been in a situation where a few extra pairs of eyes could come in handy, and the folks at Google know just how that feels. In an effort to give people that backup when they need it, they’ve just pushed out a useful new update to the Google Docs Android app. Read More

  • Test Page For GDrive Appearing In Google Search Results

    Test Page For GDrive Appearing In Google Search Results

    In case there was still any doubt about the long-rumored “GDrive’s” existence, a page now appearing on Google’s search results offers a pretty clear indication that something is going on. On Writely.com – the online word processing service Google acquired in 2006 –  a test page is now appearing with a title that reads “test page for Platypus… Read More

  • Yes, Google Drive Is Coming. For Real This Time.

    Yes, Google Drive Is Coming. For Real This Time.

    About a month ago, some additions to the code in Chromium (the open source browser behind Chrome) suggested that the long-fabled “GDrive” may be on the verge of actually launching. A week later, user-facing proof started appearing. Then earlier today, sharp-eyed social media consultant, Johannes Wigand, spotted something interesting during a presentation at a Google-sponsored… Read More

  • "It Just Works."

    "It Just Works."

    Amid all the big announcements at this year’s WWDC keynote, there was an undercurrent that was subtle, but important. “It just works.” Steve Jobs kept saying this over and over again on stage. When Jobs does this, it’s never an accident. It’s a message. And it’s a message that was underscored by another word. “Automatically.” Jobs must have said it… Read More

  • Coming This Summer: Fully Offline Gmail, Google Calendar, And Google Docs

    Coming This Summer: Fully Offline Gmail, Google Calendar, And Google Docs

    While it hasn’t always been clear just how big of a bet Google was going to make on Chrome OS, after Google I/O today, it seems very clear that they’re very serious. With the launch of Chromebooks, Google is aiming to strike right at the heart of Microsoft and the Windows stronghold. But they know that one big hold up remains before a browser-based OS can be everywhere: offline… Read More