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Google releases Google Docs native Android app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Apr 2011 23:55 User comments (2)

Google releases Google Docs native Android app Google has released their first Google Docs Android app this week, giving users a chance to access, share and edit their docs from a native app and not from within the browser.
You can upload content directly from your phone, and open docs from Gmail with one-click.

Google has included a widget as well, with "Create," "Jump to starred docs" and "take photo for upload" as options.

Finally, the company explains its OCR feature:

Using the app and your phone’s camera, you can turn photos with text into editable Google documents with the power of optical character recognition (OCR). Just create a new ‘Document from Photo' or select the camera icon from the widget, and your converted document will appear in your documents list shortly after you snap the picture. You can also convert photos already stored on your phone by sharing them with the Google Docs app. OCR does a pretty good job capturing unformatted text in English but won't recognize handwriting or some fonts - stay tuned, it will get better over time!

The app is in the Android Market now if you have Android 2.1 or higher.

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2 user comments

129.4.2011 8:16

Very cool.

229.4.2011 9:56

I use need for this.

I'm tired of sheeple jumping on the Google this and Google that bandwagon.

Ugh........mindless zombies everywhere that believe Google is the end-all be-all; same with Apple fanatics.

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