Google Docs Available In The Market


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Sep 21, 2010
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The big move from PC to phone has been made much easier thanks to Google and their great development team that manages to bring every PC app to our phones, now Google Docs is on the list. The big news came today when Google posted the popular document viewing and editing application to the market for the masses. This is exactly why I switched from Windows Mobile 6.5 to Android, then to Windows Phone 7 and back to Android. I think it's amazing that Google is doing all these things to make the big switch over less of a pain for the consumers. While they are profiting from all this amazingly, we are the big winners at the end I'd say.

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Here is the press release:
With this new app it’s easy to filter and search for your content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. The app also allows you to easily share items with contacts on your phone, right from within the app.
The Docs app also allows you to upload content from your phone and open documents directly from Gmail. You can also add a widget to your home screen for easy access to three core tasks: jumping to your starred documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap.
And my favorite 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!
Source: Introducing the new Google Docs app for Android - Official Google Mobile Blog
Its about time. I downloaded it and its functional. Takes some time to get used to. All in all its decent.
Runs well but is lacking pinch-to-zoom much like Gmail and other Google apps. What gives? You'd think they'd want to show off the pinch-to-zoom, multi-touch features of their OS with their apps.