Google Adds User Friendly Features in its Docs

By CIOReview | Friday, September 18, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Google Docs, is a web based word processor and office suite offered by Google which allows users to create and edit documents online. Now Google Docs achieves new features including speech to text, new templates and smartsheets targeting business customers.

Users can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations through Docs and send them via email. Documents are automatically saved to Google's servers and a revision history is automatically kept so past edits can be viewed. The updated feature voice typing leverages speech technology and enables users to speak in microphones and get transcribed document. In addition Research tools in Apps for Android facilitate customers to add links, quotes, videos and images; eradicating the pain of shuttling from browser to app and vice versa, reports Tom Maxwell for 9TO5Google.

Docs now accommodates “see new changes” button that will display the changes done by other teammates in the document, since user last viewed it. Docs’ lightweight survey software ‘Forms’ will allow users to create a new survey, preset themes or upload own logo through new personalized options.

Google also introduced “Explore in Sheets” which pop up insights automatically based on the contents of the sheet that user will open, reports Drew Olanoff, Tech Crunch. Docs will be powered by Google’s computational cloud technology to analyze huge documents. Additionally, in order to enhance user experience Google has introduced templates that will help in making resume, in work, education or in writing formal letters utilizing Docs, Sheets and Slides. The user friendly templates will guide user when they start a new doc from scratch.