As the release of Android 12 creeps closer, Google is spreading out its new Material You design language to all the corners of its software kingdom. As of this weekend, that includes the Android version of Google Docs, and its associated Sheets and Slides tools. We're seeing the staggered rollout come in from multiple sources and tipsters.
Pixel owners who've hopped on the Android 12 beta, be aware: the Material You look, with its short-radius curvy shapes, invasion of the Google Sans typeface, and complementary colorsets in muted pastels, is coming to a load of Google Workspace apps in the next several weeks.
Just because you've made the switch to using Google's productivity apps doesn't mean everyone else has. If your school insists on using Office instead, it can be tough to keep all of your files managed in Drive, even with its built-in support for Microsoft's suite. A new update to Docs, Sheets, and Slides makes it much easier to link and view all of your existing documents.
Most of us depends on plenty of Google apps throughout the day. Whether it's Gmail, Calendar, Meet, or even just the Play Store, both work and leisure activities rely on accessing your account. Of course, that makes accessibility options all the more crucial, especially as remote work continues to be an option for millions of employees. With its latest Workspace update, Google is improving how Docs suggestions work while in braille mode.
Google Docs is a pretty good word processor, especially considering you won't have to drop a dime to use it. It's not quite as fully featured as Microsoft Word, but most users find it perfectly acceptable for notetaking, writing essays, and working collaboratively with friends and colleagues. However, a handful of quirks have kept Docs from being crowned king of docs. Google is finally fixing one of the weirdest inabilities in the app, with images now able to be positioned in front of or behind text.
Google I/O day one is just about a wrap, and with it came an absolute tsunami of news. Android is getting its biggest design overhaul in half a decade. Wear OS is being completely pivoted — and merging with Samsung Tizen?! Android Automotive is headed to more cars, and as usual, Google announced a smorgasbord of app updates and changes to apps you use every day. We've got all the big news here, and there's a lot of it, so let's buckle down and get through this stuff!
Google Docs made its name on collaboration. With documents synced and auto-saved across the web, jumping into an upcoming project for work is quick and simple. Of course, when you're working with multiple team members, knowing who edited what can be challenging. With its latest update, Google Docs has made it a lot easier for Workspace users to keep track of changes.
If you've been having issues with weird text formatting or just generally been unable to edit Google Docs or Slides for the last day or two, turns out that's A Thing. While we initially didn't know the precise cause or why it's only happening right now, Google Drive Product Manager Remy Burger is pointing at recent changes some adblockers have implemented — so disabling content blockers on Drive, Docs, Slides, and Co. might fix the problem for you.