New mobile apps for Docs, Sheets and Slides—work offline and on the go
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Every year, phones and tablets get better, and more of you are starting
to use your mobile devices not just to view, but also to create and edit
content. And while the Drive app is a convenient place to store your
stuff, we want to make it easier for you to quickly find, edit and
create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go. Starting
today, you can download new, standalone mobile apps for Docs and Sheets—with Slides
coming soon. Need to find a spreadsheet? Go to the Sheets app. Need to
create a document? Go to the Docs app. They’re all right there at your
When you open the new apps, you’ll see your most recently edited files, which means less time searching and scrolling.
The apps also come with offline support built in, so you can easily
view, edit and create files without an Internet connection. Now, if you
have a brilliant idea for a best-selling novel while traipsing through
the Amazonian rainforest (or you know, something more probable, like
during flight takeoff)...no problem. You can jot down your idea in the
Docs app on your phone, even when you’re offline.
You can get the apps on Google Play [Docs] [Sheets] and in the App Store [Docs] [Sheets].
If you don’t have time now, over the next few days you’ll be prompted
to download the apps when you go to edit or create a document or
spreadsheet in your Drive app. And of course, you’ll still be able to
use the Drive app to view and organize all of your documents,
spreadsheets, presentations, photos and more.
So enjoy the Amazon—we’re looking forward to buying that novel someday.
And in the meantime, just remember: even if a crocodile eats your phone,
your files are safe in the cloud!