Thursday, November 29, 2012

Google Drive now supports spreadsheet editing on smartphone.

The latest update to Google Drive for Android and iOS now supports spreadsheet editing in new native editor. Users can also create new spreadsheets on a device. Google Docs also gets new capabilities with Copy/Paste maintaining formatting.

See the change log below:
1. Edit Google spreadsheets in new native editor
2. Edit contents of tables in Google Docs editor
3. Formatting is maintained when copy/pasting within Google Docs
4. Single tap to enter edit mode in Google Docs editor
5. Add a shortcut to Drive files/folders to your homescreen for quick access
6. Send Link now supports copying link to clipboard

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 app for Android released.

25 million active users for so far. A third of which are Gmail users. That's probably what prompted Microsoft to release a new mail client for Android. But wait, is it really a new release? I haven't downloaded the new version yet, so I'm still using the old client. Take a look at the screen shot. Notice anything? It doesn't look like a new client to me but more of a right-click > Rename of the old Hotmail client; same interface, same layout but with the tab. I doubt Microsoft will convince Gmail users to make the switch with this app.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Astro File Manager for Android now supports Skydrive.

Astro File Manager is one of those apps that keeps getting better and better with time. As its name implies, this powerful app let you manage files on your Android and also include a backup/restore engine. But it has more to offer. Now with the cloud being the tech world new darling, Astro File Manager was quick to include seamless cloud integration in its binaries. Initially, Dropbox and Google Drive were supported, but yesterday Metago, the developer, added support for Skydrive. 

Now users will be able to seamlessly move or copy files between clouds from within one app. Open the Google cloud service you want in Astro, choose the file you want to move/copy then choose the other cloud service, say Skydrive, to paste the file. Simple. This integration makes managing your clouds efficient.

Astro File Manager is available free on Google Play Store