If you're a Google Docs user in a G Suite team, you're probably still coming to grips with some new assistive writing features like grammar tips, autocorrect, and Smart Compose. Soon, those features will be adapted for Spanish drafters as well. It all starts with neural network-powered grammatical suggestions this week.
According to a recent teardown by our friends at 9to5Google, the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps may be gearing up to add dark theme support. And it won't just be for the main document-browsing UI, we're talking full-on dark theme in their respective document editors, too (though not in the case of Slides). Even better, screenshots of the change in Google Docs have been published by @Alex193a, so we can see what it will look like in action when it does eventually land. Now we just have to hope this comes to the web versions as well.
If your office trades around documents and presentations for peer review, your colleagues are bound to annotate a whole bunch of comments. For G Suite team members on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, making and addressing those comments may become just a bit easier with a new interface on Android.
Back in May, Google introduced some minor interface changes to its productivity apps, which made it clearer to identify whether a document was saved to the cloud or locally. The company was seemingly unhappy with the changes, as it just tweaked the UX a bit more, making it even simpler to see where your changes are being saved.
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Sitting in the cloud, Google’s productivity suite has the big advantage of background updates and feature additions that don’t require user intervention. As part of such a rollout, Google Docs is getting a couple of features that landed first on Gmail and have been tested with a limited group of users. The company yesterday announced that Autocorrect and Smart Compose are now out of beta and will be available to a broader userbase in the coming days.
Google's third Pixel Feature Drop update has been announced with a handful of new features and tweaks for the company's line of phones. While we might yet find more minor changes hiding inside when it rolls out, we're told there are four broad categories of new features Pixel owners can look forward to: New Adaptive Battery tweaks to stretch out battery life, Recorder app integration with the Google Assistant and Google Docs, tools to better manage your sleep, and new personal safety features including crisis alerts and a "safety check" feature that notifies emergency contacts if you don't respond to a scheduled check-in.
A handful of minor tweaks to G Suite's Android apps and Google Docs for the web have landed in recent days. None are game-changing improvements, but you can look forward to seeing a new document status indicator the next time you fire up Google Docs in your browser, and the Sheets, Docs, and Slides Android apps have picked up search bars and account switchers that match the redesigned look otherGoogleapps have been getting recently.
Google is tweaking the way the sharing dialog in its G Suite services will look. The change, which affects things like Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, has a more "task-focused" interface, separating link-based sharing from targeted contact sharing. In short, it should be a bit easier to use, shows more information at a glance — like who you've shared something with and what their permissions are — and generally offers a more friendly look. (It's also much prettier.)