Google Docs Desktop Now Works on iPad

Google announced earlier today that desktop version their popular Google Docs editor is now accessible on the iPad.

The new mobile editor is fast and lightweight, but sometimes you want to make more style edits like changing a font, or center aligning a paragraph. If you’re on an iPad, you can do that by visiting the Desktop version of the document editor.

If you want to insert formulas in a Google spreadsheet from your iPad, you can use the same trick. Just click Go to spreadsheet view at the top of the mobile view to try out the full version of Google spreadsheets. You can now insert formulas in from the editable formula bar.

As good as it sounds though for hardcore users, desktop mode on the iPad isn’t nearly as easy to use compared to its mobile editing counterpart, which was introduced earlier last month. At the moment, it seems a bit buggy and slow to do most tasks, and as such, should probably be saved for times when you need to visually tweak your Spreadsheet docs with colors and formatting.

[Google Docs Blog via 9to5mac]

Start Editing Google Docs from your iDevice

Love using Google Docs, but hate the fact that you can’t edit your word documents or spreadsheets on the iPhone or iPad? Well, that’s going to change in the coming days as Google has announced today that users will very soon be able to edit their precious docs while on the go. For those of you who have yet to use the popular Google Docs service, think of it as Microsoft Office on the web. Using your Google account, you can create text documents and fully functionally spreadsheets online, all without having to worry about saving them on a local hard drive. You can also share these docs with friends and colleagues and even allow others to edit them (collaborate).

According to Google, mobile editing will be rolled out in the next few days and it’ll be available on Android with Froyo (version 2.2) and  iOS Devices (v3.0+) , including the iPad. Check out the video demo after the gap.

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Google Docs Editing coming to the iPad

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).

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