Nowadays, we’re living in a new era of mobility as most people liked to use their mobile devices to perform multiple tasks while on-the-go. Here’s a great news for Google Docs fans who would like to access the useful Google service right from their smartphones. The search engine giant has finally debuted the long-awaited official Google Docs mobile app for Android. The most notable feature of the app is the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capability to easily and quickly extract text from captured image. In other words, you just have to snap a photo of your desired printed text with your phone’s built-in camera, and the Google Docs app will be able to convert it into editable document automatically. Unfortunately, it just can recognize formatted English text initially, with no support on handwritten words and special fonts – perhaps it will be get improved in the near future.
The basic functions of Google Docs Android app is to allow for easy creating, editing, sharing and uploading documents right from Android-powered devices. The app is capable of adding a small widget to your phone’s homescreen for instant access to a trio of core tasks – jumping to your starred documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap.
Anyway, you still have to access Internet to utilize the online mobile editors for editing documents, so your documents are keep updated constantly once you edit it, but you won’t be able to edit one of your documents without accessing the online editors.
The all-new Google Docs mobile app that compatible with Android 2.1 OS or newer is now available as a free download from the Android Market.