Google has authored a whole range of great apps across a number of platforms, and today, has rolled out a brand-new one for iOS by the name of ‘Slides’. Essentially a presentation app, it’s very much a PowerPoint incarnate, and as well as the roll-out of Google Slides, the Mountain View outfit has also updated Docs and Sheets – the company’s answer to Word and Excel.
Speaking of Microsoft, the bump to Google Docs and Google Sheets means that both can now "open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents," which is great news for those who use Office a lot of the time.
Like Google Keep and indeed most of the search giant’s apps, you can work offline with your mind at ease, safe in the knowledge that everything you type is automatically saved. Many of us have been stung by the laptop’s battery running out and work being lost, but with Docs, Sheets and now Slides, this dire predicament will thankfully never arise.
Slides for iOS
Google’s collaborative features are present throughout this office-like range, with users able to work together on documents and presentations with ease. Moreover, with a 4-digit security code feature, your data is protected from prying eyes, so if, for example, you’re working on legal documents, you won’t have to worry about the information falling into the wrong hands.
Docs for iOS
Google has really shaken up the productivity market, with its feature-rich, free solutions having thrown a spanner in Microsoft’s monopolization of this particular field. With most services now very much cloud-based, users can readily flit between devices without having to interrupt workflow, and although Google’s office suite is arguably not up to the standard of its Redmond rival’s, the constant improvements being made suggest that fairly soon, it will be.
Sheets for iOS
For your convenience, we’ve provided direct links to both the updated Docs and Sheets as well as the all-new Slides app, so if you’re an iOS device owner, be sure to check them out.
Docs, Sheets and Slides were released / announced back in April.