Google has updated its apps for G Suite users with new features in Docs, Sheets and Slides. The innovations are designed to make working with a smartphone more convenient.
Many of the changes are visual. For example, you can now preview links. Now the user will be shown a dynamic card (with a snapshot of the page, title and description), and there is no need to leave the application to follow the link. This feature is already available on iOS, and for the Android platform it is planned to be introduced in the coming weeks.
A new interface for commenting has also been introduced. Instead of selecting each comment in a document individually, you can now view comments from a single interface. This feature is available on Android, and iOS users will have to be patient for several months.
In addition, dark mode is finally available in Docs, Sheets and Slides. It was announced last month.
Vertical navigation has been announced in Slides. It allows you to quickly flip through presentations and enlarge the necessary fragments. For Android, this feature will appear in a few weeks, and for iOS, in a few months.
Smart Compose will be added to the Docs app in the coming weeks. Thus, now, when creating documents, users will have access to the assumptions about the input of text, created by means of artificial intelligence. Smart Compose was introduced in 2018. It is a further development of the Smart Reply feature from Gmail. But if Smart Reply offers short options for answering an email based on the analysis of its contents, then Smart Compose is a more functional solution. For example, a function makes suggestions as to how the current sentence can be completed. Previously, the Smart Compose function was only available in the web version of Docs, and in a few weeks it will appear in mobile applications for iOS and Android.
Finally, the mobile apps Docs, Sheets and Slides will soon be able to edit Microsoft Office documents. Previously, this was only available through the services web interface. So far, we are talking about the imminent addition of such support only in the Android version of applications (in the coming weeks). On iOS, support is planned to be added “later this year.”
Source: The Verge