Google has announced improved Microsoft Office document conversion and handling, plus a new iPad app exclusively for Google Apps for Business users.
“You’ve always had the option to convert documents from popular formats into Google Docs, where you can share and work together in real-time. In the past few months, we’ve incorporated Quickoffice conversion technology into this process so your Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files look even better when you convert them to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, respectively.”
Editing Microsoft Office documents on iPad
Google have also announced a new iPad app, exclusively for Google Apps for Business customers, allowing users to easily open and edit any Office files stored in Google Drive right from an iPad. We’ve tried the app out for the past few days and have to say it is very good. Document editing is impressive and version handling is automatically managed, as it is when using Google Drive for Windows/Mac.
Converting documents to Google format is the easiest way to work in Google Apps, but It’s not always convenient, so this new iPad app is an essential download – and Google have promised an iPhone and Android app is on the way.