Google might be trying to “go to war” with Apple, but they have continued to offer support for iPad and iPhone users (ie Google Earth and Gmail updates–when’s Google Reader coming next?!). Their recent update to Google Documents is their Google Docs viewer. This new mobile feature will allow you to view any uploaded documents without having to download them, which is a great timesaver.
Here’s what they had to say from the Google Mobile Blog the other day:
Today we’re also releasing a mobile version of the Google Docs viewer for Android, iPhone and iPad to help you view PDFs, .ppt, .doc and .docx files you’ve uploaded to your documents list, without needing to download the file.
With our mobile viewer you can switch quickly between pages and pan/zoom within a page. On your iPhone and iPad, you can pinch to zoom in or out.
You can try it out by going to docs.google.com on your iPad and select any document in these formats that you’ve previously uploaded.
I tried viewing some uploaded Word documents in Google Documents on my iPad and this feature works great. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!
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