Google Docs Gets Tablet Support, and Offline Document Sync

Google Docs Gets Tablet Support, and Offline Document Sync

Feb 2, 2012

Google has released an update for their Google Docs app that brings new features to the app. First up is an improved tablet interface; it is similar to the Gmail interface for tablets in that various categories are on the left side, with a list of documents on the right. The other big feature is now that documents can be synced for offline access. By tapping and hodling on a document, it can be selected for offline access. It then syncs to an offline folder, and updates will automatically sync once internet access is restored on the tablet. Offline documents appear to be uneditable, but this could come in handy for reviewing data in spreadsheets, or studying notes typed up on a computer; this would have come in handy when I was in school! The app is still largely just a wrapper for the mobile web version of Google Docs, not a native documents editor, but these features at least make it a compelling download for Android owners who use Google Docs. The update is available now.