Update Wednesday keeps rolling on, this time with new versions of Docs, Sheets, and Slides. This is a bigger update that actually warranted a blog post from Google. There are some nice functionality changes in all three apps.


What’s New

According to Google, here's what's new in the updated apps. And yes, I know that's an iOS device in the animation above. Blame Google.

  • Real-time spell-checking in documents
  • Hiding rows and columns in spreadsheets
  • Grouping shapes in presentations
  • Touch ID on iOS (just for the sake of completeness)
  • Support for screen-reading services like Talkback

The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.