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LibreOffice Online will bring open source office suite to the cloud

LibreOffice is a free, open-source, cross-platform suite of office apps including software for creating spreadsheets, documents, and presentations. There are versions of LibreOffice available for Linux, Windows, OS X, and there’s even an early build for Android. Now the folks behind LibreOffice have announced plans to bring the office suite to a new platform: the web. Collabora and IceWarp […]

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Google’s office suite for mobile gets Slides, native editing

Google is fleshing out its suite of office apps for mobile devices with the launch of a Slides app for presentation which joins the company’s Docs and Sheets apps. All three apps feature QuickOffice technology for native editing, which means you don’t need an internet connection to create or edit documents anymore… although when you are online, […]

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Android: Google Now cards work offline, Google Drive loses doc editing

Google rolled out a few updates to its Android apps this week, some for the better and some for the… well, it depends. The latest version of the Google Search app adds support for viewing Google Now cards even if you lose your internet connection. Meanwhile, the Google Drive app for Android no longer lets […]

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Devs can now offer Google Docs add-ons, paid Chrome extensions,

Google is updating its Google Drive platform to allow developers to offer add-ons for Docs & Sheets. Meanwhile the company is also updating its Chrome Web Store policies, allowing, (among other things), for developers of browser extensions to charge for their tools. You can access add-ons for Doc & Sheets through a new add-ons menu […]

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Now you can use Google Sheets without an internet connection (Spreadsheets)

Google has been working on adding offline support for Google Docs for years, and now the company is finally letting users view and edit spreadsheets when they don’t have an internet connection. You can download documents, board a plane and edit them in transit and then sync your data once you’re back online. Synchronization happens […]

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Gmail, Google Docs now support handwriting input

Google has added support for handwriting input to Gmail and Google Docs. You can use a mouse or touchpad to enter text, but this’ll really come in handy if you’re using one of Google’s web apps on a touchscreen tablet that doesn’t normally support handwriting input as a form of text entry. At launch, 20 […]

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Google Drive for Android finally gets a native spreadsheet editor

The spreadsheet feature in the Google Drive app for Android just got about a billion times more useful. Google has released an updated app that features a native spreadsheet editor. It looks better than the web-based editor that preceded it, loads faster, and makes entering and calculating figures much easier on a mobile device. Google […]

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Google launches Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps in the Chrome Web Store

Earlier this year Google folded its online office suite into the Google Drive online storage service. Now when you type docs.google.com into a web browser, you get redirected to drive.google.com. But this week Google made it a bit easier to create new text, spreadsheet, or presentation documents with a single-click. The company has released a […]

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Google Drive coming to iOS, Chrome OS today, Docs gets offline editing

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that lets you store your documents, pictures, and other files online and access those files on multiple devices. Up until now, that’s meant Windows, Mac, and Android apps. Starting today, Google Drive will also be available for iOS and Chrome OS. The iOS app lets you search, view, […]

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Long-awaited Google Drive launches, here’s how it works

For almost as long as I’ve been writing about technology, there have been rumors that Google was preparing to launch some sort of a cloud storage service called Google Drive. Over the last few years that started to look less and less likely as Google instead gave users large amounts of cloud storage for email, […]

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Google Docs for Android can now store docs for offline access

Google has rolled out an updated version of Google Docs for Android. It includes better support for tablets and the ability to download documents to your mobile device so you can view them when you’re not online. You still can’t edit documents when you’re offline. But if you make any changes to a document using the […]