Take a picture of a document, edit it on phone thanks to Android

Take a picture of a document, edit it on phone thanks to Android

While the Google Docs webpage has always been easy enough to use on a phone, Google have gone one up and released the official Google Docs app for Android, where you can not only open/edit the usual Google Documents, but now this handy little App allows you to take a picture of a document, and thanks to some interesting symbol recognitions, it will actually open up the app for you on your phone and right off the bat, allow you to edit the document. The only problem is Google does say that not all fonts will be recognized at first, and handwriting most definitely won’t yet.

Also, you need to be connected to the internet (either wi-fi or 3G) to be able to edit documents in this ‘Web App’. Apart from that you can Create, edit, upload and share your docs from your phone with the Google Docs app.

Other feature’s include:

* Designed for Android to save you time finding your docs
* Edits to your documents appear to collaborators in seconds
* Make quick changes to spreadsheets
* View your documents, PDFs, images and more.
* Upload and convert files to the Google Docs format
* Take a photo of printed text and convert it to a Google document
* Share docs with your phone’s contacts

We tested it out, and it’s still a work in progress, but it definitely recognizes our document that we snapped a picture of. Luckily for you guys out there, the App is a free app available on the Android Marketplace, so either head onto to the link below or have a search on your phone.

Source: Android App
via: Engadget


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