One of the features that Google Docs users have been waiting for a long time is the ability to edit documents on mobile devices. The wait is finally over as Google formally introduced a new mobile editor that will enable users to edit and make changes to any Google Docs file from iOS devices with 3.x or later and also Android devices running OS 2.2 Froyo.
Here’s an excerpt from the official announcement made on Google Docs Blog:
With Google Docs, we’re always trying to make you more productive–and part of that means making it possible for you to get things done from anywhere, at anytime. That’s why we’re excited that the new documents editor now supports editing on your mobile browser. We’re rolling this out over the next few days.
Demo video of the new Google Docs mobile editor:
With the new Google Docs mobile editor, you can now work while commuting on the bus or train, take notes during a meeting or while in class and edit your to-do list or shopping list, etc.
To start using the Google Docs mobile editor, just go to docs.google.com via your mobile browser or via Google Apps (iPhone), login with your Google account and choose the document that you want to edit. Once the document is open, just click on the Edit button and it will take you to the mobile editor where you can make the necessary changes.
The new Google Docs mobile editor is expected roll out in the next few days so if you don’t see the “Edit” button on any of your Google Docs, don’t worry. Just wait a few days and it’ll be there. Btw, I checked it on my iPhone today and it wasn’t yet available.
What do you think of the new Google Docs mobile editor? What other features would you like to see added to Google Docs? Please share your thoughts.