Google Unveils Slides For Android, Native Docx Editing

Google Unveils Slides For Android, Native Docx Editing

Today, Google took the wraps off its native Slides app for Android. Now you can create and edit slideshows even without an internet connection. There are also some new features for the rest of the Docs suite.

The new Slides app works offline and allows you to create, edit or view slideshows with or without an internet connection. The app is available for Android today, with the iOS counterpart coming soon.

Google Docs also now has the ability to natively edit and save Microsoft Office files without converting. Previously, you could upload a .docx file, convert it to Google Drive format, edit it, and convert it back. Now, however, you can use the full Docs application while maintaining the Microsoft format.

Google is also adding a sweet new feature for collaborative editing: Suggested Edits. In a group document, one person can create an edit as a suggestion without permanently changing the document as a whole. It will be colour-coded to the person who suggested it and document owners and editors can commit the changes with a single button. More importantly, users who only have commenting privileges — but not full edit access — can create suggested edits as well, giving you a bit more control while still allowing input from others.

Work with any file, on any device, any time with new Docs, Sheets and Slides [Google Drive Blog]