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Google Drive for Android updated with native spreadsheet editing and more

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Google just released an update for its Google Drive Android app that finally brings native spreadsheet editing to the app. Finally.

It’s also got a bunch of other enhancements, too, including:

  • Edit contents of tables in Google Docs editor
  • Formatting is maintained when copy/pasting within Google Docs
  • Single tap to enter edit mode in Google Docs editor
  • Add a shortcut to Drive files/folders to your homescreen for quick access
  • Send Link now supports copying link to clipboard

My impression of the new native spreadsheets editor: it’s awesome. And so far, it seems much more usable than what I’ve previously been using, which has been a combination of Quick Office and Office Suite Pro. I keep track of tons of things in Google Drive spreadsheets, including mileage, multiple bank accounts and credit cards, and more. Editing the spreadsheets is intuitive, quick, and extremely easy, and it preserves all of the formatting and formulas I’ve created in the spreadsheets on the desktop version of Google Drive – something those third party apps haven’t been able to consistently do.

I’ve also noticed that the user interface has changed ever-so-slightly when selecting files to be available offline. Now, all that Google needs to add is the ability to make entire folders available for offline access, rather than just individual files, and I’ll be set.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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One thought on “Google Drive for Android updated with native spreadsheet editing and more

  • I work mostly out of Google Drive these days and it’s great to see it upgraded. The spreadsheet component was always one of its weaknesses, so an improvement in this area is great.


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