As someone who uses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on a daily basis, it’s sometimes a little frustrating that the mobile versions of these services lack some of the functionality of their in-browser, desktop counterparts. Although they aren’t quite there yet, Google is constantly working to close that gap in an effort to create a completely seamless work experience. Today they finally brought comments to the mobile apps, and the desktop version of Docs got a little perk as well.
To showcase how this increased interactivity works, Google has put together a small demonstration that follows the efforts of a group of workers attempting to create a recipe page. One person who isn’t involved in the discussion yet is brought into the conversation simply by mentioning their name – a new feature for both mobile and desktop versions of the suite. The workers build on the document simultaneously and are in constant communication. It doesn’t matter whether they’re on a tablet, phone, or computer.
As icing on the cake, as it were, Google Docs for the desktop also got a little bonus. It’s now much easier to add a comment. No more going all the way back up to the overhead toolbar to post your comment, you can simply hover over the right side of the document and click the “add comment” icon that will fluidly appear. Still not quite as quick as Ctrl+Alt+M, but still pretty speedy.
What are your thoughts to these new additions to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides? Are these services that you use regularly? If so, what primary issue would you most like to see addressed in future updates? Let us know in the comments below!
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