Monday, May 5, 2014

Google Apps - Docs and Sheets - for iOS and Android

Everyone in education knows how useful Google Apps for Education can be, but now it just got a whole lot more useful.  Google just released Google Docs and Google Sheets for iOS and Android, and said they will have a Google Slides app soon!  This means that you can now use your Google Apps just like any other app on your tablet... fire up Google Docs and get right to your work on your Google Drive... it is that easy.

Once you download and fire up the app, you will see a list of your most recent edited documents -- just as if you were in the web version.  Worried about using them when you don't have an Internet connection?  Don't -- these apps work offline with cached versions of your recently edited documents.

Does this spell the end of the Web Versions of Google Apps?  Probably not -- but it definitely puts Google Apps right back in the conversation with Microsoft and Apple's newest offerings.

Bruce has worked in educational technology for over 17 years and has implemented several 1:1/BYOD programs.  He also has been a classroom teacher for various subjects.  Bruce is the author of five books: Sands of TimeTowering Pines Volume One:Room 509The Star of ChristmasPhiladelphia Story: A Lance Carter Detective Novel and 
The Insider's Story: A Lance Carter Detective Novel.  He also has a new novel coming out in June 2014, The Kill Commission.  Follow Bruce's Novel releases by subscribing to his FREE newsletter!

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