Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are great apps for getting work done while on the go. And today they’re getting even better thanks to some app updates.
Google says that it’s now pushing out updates to Docs, Sheets and Slides for Android that bring several new features to all three apps. Here’s the lowdown on what you can expect to find after you update:
- Support for opening and editing Microsoft Office files directly inside of Docs, Sheets and Slides.
- Suggest edits for other users’ documents that can be accepted or rejected.
- Access and create Docs, Sheets and Slides documents without a data connection.
- Crop images and add borders in Docs, Slides and Drawings; connect images in Slides and Drawings; recolor, change opacity and add effects in Slides.
- Typing an asterisk in Docs and Slides will automatically convert it to a bullet.
- Copy and paste charts between spreadsheets Slides.
- Add trendlines in Slides, miniature charts in individual cells.
- Add-on tools in Docs and Sheets for things like printing mailing labels and adding MLA-approved citations.
- Add borders and backgrounds to tables and merge cells.
- Improved support for blind and low-vision users, including easier screen reader use, better text-to-voice verbalization and improvements to keyboard navigation.
These updates are all rolling out now, so hit up Google Play on your phone or tablet and grab the new versions. Once you’ve updated, be sure to come back and let us know what you think of the new features!