Google rolls out Google Docs app for Android

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Google Doc Android app
California, Apr 28: The search engine giant Google has announced the launch of Google Doc Android App for smartphone and tablet users. With the new Android Google Doc app users can filter and search their content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors.

The Google Doc for Android also allows users to easily share items with contacts on their phone, right from within the app. Users can upload content from their phone and open documents directly from Gmail as well.

The special addition to the new app the feature that allows users to add a widget to their 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.

Moreover, using the Google Doc app, users can turn the photos clicked on their mobiles 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," Google's Software Engineer, Reuben Kan, posted in Google Blog.

Google Doc for Android was built by engineers in Sydney and designed by a team in Tokyo. Currently, this new app is available in English that works on phones running Android 2.1 or higher versions.

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