Google just took another turn and updated the Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations applications available on the App Store. The portable office that Google is proposing receives a new update that, among other things, brings extra support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Now Google apps are much better adapted to the dimensions of the new screens .
In addition, the Mountain View guys have added improvements that impact all three applications. Although the best ones have been taken by the Google Documents for iPhone application , they all get their share. Remember that the same application is optimized and you can use it on your iPad and iPhone indistinctly.
The Google text editor has added further improvements and now you can view and edit text documents that are made in table format . You can now also make use of the system’s standard text editing controls. In addition there is better support for reading and editing written text with Braile.
They have also improved accessibility for voice issues by using the iOS VoiceOver property , as well as typing from Bluetooth connected keyboards. As always added lately in updates of all apps, they also comment that they have added improvements and fixed bugs that existed in the previous version.
For this application Google has only introduced the improved compatibility with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus because of the new dimensions of their screens. Although it is an important improvement, since the larger screens allow interaction with the calculation tables to be much easier.
The files you save will be compatible with the two most famous applications, Numbers and Excel. In addition, the “performance improvements and bug fixes” tab is also present.
The application that Google offers for making presentations is still a little green in terms of possibilities. Still, the update offers perfect compatibility with Apple’s new iPhone and its new larger screens. In addition you can now insert, move, resize and rotate entire text boxes, simple shapes and lines .
Something that really should include any kind of app you want to prepare presentations with. There has also been a bug fix and performance improvements to the iPhone application itself.
Google’s office suite compared to its competitors
Google has two very strong competitors in the office automation field like Microsoft and its Office, and Apple and its iWork apps package: Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Google is trying to catch them and has a point that dominates and makes it position itself very high when we try to compare it. That point is Google Drive.
The truth is that the guys at Mountain View have been sharing files for a while now and you can use their cloud to move your work from your iPad, iPhone, or even directly to any computer you find yourself with . You can also share documents via email from your account.
Which suite of applications do you use for work? Are you more of an iWorks, Office, or Google guy? Leave us a comment below.