Pretty Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam is Making the Rounds, Google is Investigating (Updated)

You may have received an email today that looked a lot like an email you get when a colleague or contact shares with you a Google Docs file. If so, you should be careful and double check that it’s actually from that someone. I say that because a pretty convincing Google Docs phishing scam is making the rounds at the moment.  (more…)

Google Adds Easy Notes Exporting From Keep to Docs on Android, Slides Sharing in Hangouts

Google is issuing a couple of updates today that involves Google Keep and Docs, along with Google Slides and Hangouts.

The Google Keep update is simple in that Android users will now be able to easily export (copy) any notes to Google Docs with the touch of a button or two. The GIF above demonstrates this, in case you were wondering how it’ll work. Basically, long-press on a couple of notes to select multiple, then look for the action overflow menu in the top right corner. (more…)

Google Makes Editing and Reviewing Easier in Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android

During yesterday’s #updatewednesday, where we didn’t see the update to Hangouts 4.0, we did get updates to Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets that should improve the experience for those who spend days in documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Google made it easier for users to edit titles or rename files directly from the overflow menu, added the ability to change slide layouts to predefined layouts on mobile, and gave people the commenting power when in “Office Compatibility Mode” in the Docs app.  (more…)

Google Docs Receives Update, Focuses on Reviewing Documents Before Editing Them

An update for Google Docs is currently rolling out through Google Play, enabling users to focus more on reviewing documents before jumping in and editing them.

To be more clear, as you scroll through an opened document, editing icons will vanish to the top, allowing you to focus more on what is in front of you. If you need to edit something, simply double tap the screen, or press the blue pencil action button.  (more…)

Google Updates Slides, Docs, and Sheets, Brings More Editing Tools to Mobile

Google pushed updates out this morning to Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The suite is for people who use Google’s ecosystem for editing and sharing documents, either for work or pleasure.

In the update, Google brought more focus to mobile editing tools, such as real-time spell-checking in documents, hiding rows and columns in spreadsheets, and grouping shapes in presentations. Overall, Google wants to bring a more desktop-like experience to mobile app users.  (more…)

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Get Material Design-styled Web Home Screens

This isn’t directly Android-related, but Google announced this morning that Docs, Sheets, and Slides all have brand new individual home screens that are accessible through the web. As you would expect, they are certainly inspired by Material Design, with a new hamburger menu, card-like interface, and floating “+” button to create new sheets/slides/docs.

These new app home screens for Google’s office suite allow you to quickly get back to your most recently edited files without having to first enter Drive or do any sort of searching. By entering a specific app home screen, you are presented with big imagery of your recently opened files. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

To see for yourself, hit up the direct links below.  (more…)