Google recently upgraded its Google Docs web application for the iPad. And we can assure it’s a lot better than the mobile edition. The moment you open the Google Docs page from your iPad, you will notice the rather desktop-style appearance with a whole bunch of features. Basically, it is very similar to what you would experience on your laptop/desktop.
Google Docs has been around for quite a while now. Although there isn’t any shortage of office productivity tools for the iPhone and Android devices, Google Docs didn’t quite have the required features to be considered as a mobile office “on-the-go” application.
Gmail now supports image drag-and-drop. Previously the mail application supported only three ways of adding an image to a document, from your local hard drive, from the URL and from Google image search. And now the new drag-and-drop. “But sometimes the exact image you need is on your desktop and you just want to add it to your document quickly. Starting today, you can drag images from your desktop directly into your documents.”
Microsoft Office Web is now a serious competitor of Google Docs. However, when Microsoft originally started the service in June 2010, most web users felt it to be a ‘destined-to-fail’ attempt from the company. On the contrary, the current number of active Office Web users has surpassed the 20 million mark. Considering the nearest competitor, Google Docs, is over 3 years old and has 25 million users, this sure is a great success for the Redmond-giant.
Now there’s a new “Drawing” feature added to Google Documents to express yourself in a figurative way[with diagrams]. Whether you create notes or documents, side by side, you do have an option to add some pictures to explain your thoughts. This feature also enables drawing sharing similar to document sharing.