Update – Google Docs, Web Based App To Thwart Microsoft?

Since I wrote my last piece of Google Docs, Google's developers have been hard to add new features. This brings me back to my original estimation that Docs is going to be a general business application for use with Chromium. The policy is very good, since web based apps and mobile computing continue to make great strides. All that has to do is look at the sales Apple APPS store has been making know what I mean. The bonus is that Google Docs works with all browsers and many mobile devices and it's free. So without further ado here are some of the neat new features that Google has added since my last post.

Maximize the Screen

One of the issues Google has addressed is the amount of waste, especially on mobile phones and netbooks. Google has added features that allow the user to hide and optimize the interface. By clicking View -> Compact Controls, Docs releases the white space. By clicking View -> Hide command, Docs includes the menu and toolbar.

Drag and Drop

Google Docs now has drag and drop feature. This allows the user to retrieve the file address area and use Docs to store virtually any file. In the case of Microsoft Word documents, it automatically converts them into the Google Document Format. In addition to capturing an image you want in a document, drag it to the cursor and add it to the document.


Google has added some new fonts in Docs. The Google Docs are now featured in Calibri, Consolas and Cambria fonts, found in both Windows Vista and Windows 7. New bendless style font called Corsiva, as well as Droid fonts for use on Android mobile phones. Google boasts more fonts that come.

Refurbished Image Settings

Google has worked extensively to give the user more graphic options, as well as better photos. They have added some new styles of charts, improved graphics and revised card reader. They have added features that allow you to view the chart regardless of the document and that changes made to one are reflected in the other. I find new features to be much more user-friendly.

Video Recover

Now you can play any video file you submit to your Google Docs from within your browser. This is a big improvement when you need to download the file to view it. The interface looks like working like an embedded YouTube video.

Drawing Knives

Google Docs Drawing Program has added the ability to keep photos linked by line links. This allows creating certain objects and layouts

Automatic Partition

This time-saving feature is something I love. Type (C) will be ©, or 1/2 will be. Saves you to use all these annoying ALT codes. You can also create and save your own automatic rights using Tool-> Settings and enter it in the list.

Review History

A nice feature that lets you go back through the old review and view all previous document positions. Simply click File-> View Audit History.

Next new features:

The rumor of the board features features like full-fledged media, Export Google Docs to third-party apps and Sync services.

I hope you've found this information useful (or at least fun). As always, we want to love some comments.

To try Google Docs click below:

http://www.google.com/google-ds/b1.html .

Source by Justin Goodwins

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