Google Sheets update adds new functionality, whilst Drive receives Activity Stream

August 20, 2014
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Google Sheets

Google has gradually been improving its online office suite, and you may have noticed an update for Google Sheets and Drive downloading to your device the other day. Recently, Google has added a number of tweaks and features, some of which helps Google’s spreadsheet software play a little nicer with Microsoft’s popular offering.

Google Sheets could already open, edit, and save Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, which is bound to be helpful for those looking to collaborate with colleague on the go, but it now includes improvements to view and edit charts, insert formulas, and has added in the ever useful find and replace function. Users should now find it no problem to open up and edit multi page Excel spreadsheets.

Google Sheet features

Google has also made a few minor changes to Drive. New mobile features include the option to post comments, edit permissions, and the Activity Stream allows users to view changes made to files and folders from within the details panel. The list of changes made to a document or spreadsheet can be found by clicking in the little ⓘ icon by the file. There are also a couple of other tweaks to the file management system.

If you haven’t already downloaded or updated Sheets since Google’s office software split off from the main Drive app, you can grab it from the Google Play Store for free.

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