Google Docs App Comes To Android

Google Docs have been used around these parts for years on end. Why load up Office when you can just handle things online? But one of the major issues with Google Docs has been editing and using them on mobile devices. Now, Google's making it easier to deal with them on Android-based devices. There's a new app up for download in the Android Market these days: Google Docs for Android.

The app provides an enhanced level of functionality compared to just using the mobile web, enabling users to filter/search for content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. The app also allows you to easily share items with contacts on your phone, right from within the app. The Docs app also allows you to upload content from your phone and open documents directly from Gmail. You can also add a widget to your home screen for easy access to three core tasks: jumping to your starred documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap.

The highlight feature is one we haven't even touched on yet: you can use the app and your phone's camera in order to turn photos with text into editable Google documents using OCR. ou can also convert photos already stored on your phone by sharing them with the Google Docs app. You'll need a phone with Android 2.1 or greater to take advantage, but it's available to download now if that's you.