+ Wednesday April 24th, 2019

It’s been a slow start to 2017 for the Google Docs team, but they’re back into it with new updates for Google Docs and Google Sheets, there’s some Android specific updates and iOS users get some goodies as well.

The features for Android users focus squarely on Docs with three new features including the ability to:

  • Insert and edit headers and footers in Docs
  • Drag and drop text in Docs
  • Resize, move, and rotate images in Docs, as well as change their text wrapping and border styles

The drag and drop feature can be used in conjunction with the multi-window capability on Android Nougat, something I’ve been waiting on for some time. The image editing feature in Docs is a welcome change, allowing you to do a lot more with your documents while on the go.

iOS users also get the ability to insert and edit headers and footers in Docs, as well as the option to insert page numbers in headers and footers and change a page’s size, orientation, and colour. They also pick up the option to insert and edit solid, dashed, and dotted borders in Google Sheets.

The updates are rolling out quite quickly so you should be seeing an update notification in your Google Play updates panel shortly.

Google Docs
Google Docs
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Google Sheets
Google Sheets
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: GSuite.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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