While Google’s Mobile Mail app for the iPad is plenty good and provides all the basic (and necessary) features, the same can’t be said for Google Docs. Currently, users are only able to view their documents. Those who wish to edit gDoc files on their iPad must resort to 3rd party apps like Documents To Go and Quickoffice (TMA Review). Sure they work just fine, but not everyone will want to drop $10+ for this functionality. For Google Docs users, the good news is that editing will be coming soon for the iPad (and Android).
We’re launching new cloud-powered capabilities: two-step verification to help enhance security and soon, mobile editing in Google Docs on Android and the iPad
…today we demonstrated new mobile editing capabilities for Google Docs on the Android platform and the iPad. In the next few weeks, co-workers around the world will soon be able to co-edit files simultaneously from an even wider array of devices.
Of course, the other question when it does arrive is whether you’ll be content working on gDocs via a web browser, as opposed to with the aforementioned 3rd party apps. In any case, any time Google makes improvements to their products for the iDevice, it surely can’t be a bad thing.
[via Google Blog]