Google Docs on-the-go from iPhone or iPad

Google has added some much awaited functionality to Google Docs today -- you can now edit your docs on-the-go with iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad!

The feature will be rolling out over the next few days and means that:

  • You can work on that important memo...while on the bus or train to work.
  • If you’re behind on a group proposal, but really want to make it to the ball game tonight, your whole team can work on it from the bleacher seats.
  • You can take minute-by-minute notes at a concert so you’ll always remember the setlist. And your friends can jealously follow in real-time at home.
  • ...and the list goes on!

If you utilize Google Docs all you have to do is visit docs.google.com in Safari on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and select the document you would like to edit. Once the document is open simply select the edit button and you will be switched over to their mobile editor.

Let us know if you are excited for the seemingly much anticipated feature and if you use it how it worked out for you!

Check out a video of Google Docs editing on-the-go in a video after the break!

[ Google Mobile Blog ]

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There are 23 comments. Add yours.

SockRolid says:

Can't stand Google Docs, moved all my Google Docs to Pages on iDisk. Now all I need is Pages for iOS and I'm all set...

dloveprod says:

Good job google docs, I might drop my school work off on there

C3PO says:

Finally! This is good stuff!

Sten says:

I have been waiting for this functionality. Thank goodness I can stick with an iPhone to accomplish it.

Andrew Wray says:

I've personally been waiting for this for a long, long time. Great news!

DavidSights says:

I've been waiting for this feature for a long time now. Glad to see that they've finally got it going. It seems like it's a little more complicated than necessary though. Why not just turn the whole document into a text file instead of creating small editable boxes when you click an area?

west3man says:

Not sure how long this will take to "roll out" but it looks as clunky as it did before.
Also, it is annoying to keep reading hay we can't edit Google Docs from our browsers when, in reality, we have been able to do so since the days I bought my Pre and my iPhone. It ain't fun, but it IS possible.

Robert says:

"Now" is not "in a few days". As I recall, the announcement in September said something like "next month". I'll be interested when "now" is actually "now". Until then, it's not even worth reporting, much less reporting inaccurately.

Webvex says:

I haven't gotten it yet, but it's about time. I'm getting tired of having to do stuff in Dropbox or Evernote that I should be able to do in Google Docs. This will be a good first step, and I'm sure it will get better in time.

ImWithJuicy says:

OMG Robert! You're the best! How awesome of you to point that out! You are so awesome. I wish I could be as awesome as Robert! Yeah!

Brian Tufo says:

Google reported that it will be rolling out over the next few days. So that could mean some users will be able to take advantage of this now and some may have to wait a few days as they fully implement this update.

Steve Jobs says:

Yay! Now I can finally dump that clunky Pages app on my iPad for good!

WoNGsTeR#IM says:

Oh. That explains why i could do it lol.

Wizzy says:

Am I missing something. I've be editing Google doc spreadsheets for a long time. It's just done line by line.

Doug says:

Hello Microsoft? Word for iOS? Please.

nds lite says:

Thanks for the useful post! I would not have found this myself!

Del Rosal says:

While it's awesome tgat I can finally edit my google docs and just now found this out, something seems off. For some reason only some of my hundreds of documents are editable. New ones, old ones, long, short, uploaded, converted or created in site. It's almost random which show an edit button and which don't. I just created a new document today at home and can't edit it from the iphone. The icons look slightly different, but there's no explanation anywhere I can find in the help section for what the different icons mean or why those can be edited and not others. What gives??

JJ says:

Still not rolled out on December 8th? No EDIT button on my Google docs page.

Anjum says:

Finally that was agreat addition to google docs it compliments the user with the most expected addition of an ms office user, great job google

Steve Balmer says:

Google docs really sucks. I can't get it to have a proper output for printer to present to my clients. It lacks on serious editing capabilities. I can't even put a bibliography or references in it. I don't get all this hype about google docs. I guess everybody has been drinking google kool-aid.

Marushka Monette says:

Good news for all of us ! However, some people are having a problem using google docs in general. I suggest using collatebox ! You must try it out as an alternative ! View the full details at http://www.collatebox.com