Google Offers Better Docs Support for iPhone and iPad

It seems Google has slipped in some improvement for document viewing via iPhone and iPad (and Android). For quite a while, the only documents that really played nice (at least for me), were spreadsheets. You can now go to on your Android or iOS device and view formats such as .xls, .pdf, .ppt, .doc, and .docx. I didn't see anything about .pptx though, I guess we'll have to wait and see on that one. If they're supporting .docx, not supporting the newer Powerpoint format doesn't really make sense to me.

The only glitch I seemed to find is that Word documents aren't that pretty. Some of my old accounting Word attachments were formatted pretty bad. I checked them on the computer and it wasn't the actual document. That may be something that needs a tweak on Google's end.

Here's a quick tip for iPhone users as well. What I actually do is open the Google Mobile App and click Google Docs, it'll automatically route you to the page in Safari. So you can go that route as well.

Hit the jump for some screens!

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Allyson Kazmucha

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Cwaturner says:

But can you edit word docs?? says:

Glad I can have a centralized solution for viewing .pdf and .docx

Allyson Kazmucha says:

@Cwaturner to my knowledge, not yet :\

Allen Gibson says:

Yeah, when will they finally turn on editing?

Glenn#IM says:

Editing would be nice. I use docs to go now. With the new email, I can open attachments in docs, and edit. Google really needs to turn on editing.

frog says:

Meh... Googles crossed the line in recent times, I'll be avoiding them from know on.

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