Two Ways to Edit Google Docs on Your Android Phone


Alright. It’s time to get back to offering up some Android tips and tricks that might be useful for an academic. One of the reasons I was excited about an Android phone was that I thought we would see nice, neat integration with Google Docs. It took awhile, but that integration is finally starting to materialize. Here are two ways to edit Google Docs on Your Android Phone.

Straight in Google!
In case you missed it. Google rolled out an update to the mobile browser within the last few weeks. You can now edit Google Docs from there. Here’s a video the demos it.

Documents to Go
Docs to Go recently released an updated version of their Android App. It now gives you nice integration with Google Docs. It will download the files you select. When you save your changes it is automatically synced back to Google. Docs to Go is pricey ($14.99), but if you’re an academic – you NEED good word processing, and this is a very polished, feature rich app. If you need something more robust and don’t want to wait for Google to add more features to their mobile browser version of Google Docs, then $14.99 may be worth it to you. You can check out Docs to Go here.

I should also note that I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab and this app is simply gorgeous on it. A Galaxy Tab plus Docs to Go goes a long way toward laptop/netbook replacement for an academic.

My only criticism of Docs to Go is that it seems to take a long time to load the initial list of your documents in Google Docs, but this wait time is not a deal breaker for me, and I suspect that’s something we’ll see improved upon in future updates.

So there you have it – two ways to edit Google Docs on your Android phone. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.

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