Google Sheets and Docs standalone apps now available for Android and Apple devices

Improved apps for modifying and viewing Google documents and spreadsheets have arrived on both iOS and Android with much nicer user interface.

The Google Drive app has been around for a long time, but has never really tried to take on office-style apps that offer full-blown editing of Word documents. Now though, the firm has launched two new-look apps for editing documents and spreadsheets.

One clear advantage of all this is that these apps now work offline too, so there’s no need to worry if you’re trying to get something done on a plane, without an internet connection. Perhaps this is also a more direct move by Google to get in on Microsoft’s act, and get people doing some serious work on their iPads or Android tablets.

There’s also the Google Docs much-loved, and bottom-covering autosave feature too, so work shouldn’t ever get lost.

Also announced is the yet to be launched “Slides” app, which will allow you to create slideshows that look amazing, but take no time at all to build and create professional looking presentations.

If you’re a Google Drive users already, and have the app, it will prompt you over the next few days to download these new editors. They are then integrated into the Drive app and will be the default way of interacting with your documents. If you’re keen, you can head to the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play and download them right away.

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