Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Edit Google Docs on the Go – Google Docs App available for Android


Native app for Google docs for Android is much expected app , is available for download now. Google is continuously enhancing its services and features for Mobile/Smart phones. One such recent launch is Google docs for Android. You will be able to Add, Edit, Share and mark favorites on the go now and exciting feature is Optical Character Recognition (OCR) using which you can take a picture (which has text) and convert that to editable doc.
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.

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!

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The Google Docs app is currently available in English and works on Android 2.1+ phones. Try it out by scanning the QR code below or by visiting Android Market.
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