Google has blessed Android lovers with an official Google Docs app (which should help make the mobile OS a little bit more appealing to the corporate world).
Part of getting work done on the go is being able to easily access, edit and share content, which is why weâ€™re happy to announce the newÂ Google Docs app for Android.
With this new app itâ€™s easy to filter and search for your content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. (Google Docs Blog)
The fact that Google has released an official Docs app probably indicates their HTML5 web app wasn’t the blockbuster hit Google was hoping for, as many users were underwhelmed by some of the meager features offered.
Aside from providing more features than the web app, the native Android app also supports OCR (or Optical Character Recognition), allowing users to turn images with texts into editable Google documents (which is helpful when receiving numerous business cards or photographing legal documents).
Google has not hinted on whether they will release a similar app for iOS users, although with competition heating up between Apple and Android it would not be surprising if Google left that task up to third party iOS developers.