Google Docs Editing Goes Mobile

Google has just updated Google Docs with support for mobile editing on iOS or Android (2.2+) devices. Just head on over to to test it out. (Though it may not yet be available in your region.) As reported in September, the iPad will also be able to edit documents on the go, which may make Google Docs a viable free alternative to Apple’s Pages. At the moment, only text documents are supported, but Google plans to allow editing of spreadsheets in the not-too-distant future.

From the Official Google Blog:

That means that…
  • You can work on that important memo…while on the bus or train to work.
  • If you’re behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
  • You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you’ll always remember the setlist. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
  • …and the list goes on!

Check out a video demo of the real-time editing on YouTube.


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