Google today announced a few updates for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides that add new feature for both iOS and Android users.
All of the updated apps add the ability to comment from mobile devices, meaning users can now add comments to docs, sheets or slides they’re collaborating on with others directly from their iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Google gives us a look at the new feature in the video below showing two people working on a receipt together in Slides:
And in addition, the updated apps for Android get even more new features including support for new file formats, filtering options, and languages. The new supported file types include:
“Import and export additional file formats in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides – As long as you’re online, you can now import and export the following file formats in and from the Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps:
- Import – .txt, .rtf, and .html (in Docs)
- Export – .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .txt., and .html (from Docs), .xlsx, .pdf, .html, .csv, and .tsv (from Sheets), and .pptx, .pdf, and .txt (from Slides)
Google also says you’ll be able to open CSV and TSV files in Google Sheets in the new Android apps.
As for new language support, Google Sheets now officially supports reading from right to left. “If you use a right-to-left language (e.g. Hebrew) in Sheets, you’ll now see an option in the Android app to format your spreadsheet in that same direction. Once enabled, your columns will progress from right to left (starting with “A”), and your row numbers will appear on the right-hand side of your screen.”
Google has more info on the Android specific updates here and the updates are available on Google Play (and the App Store) now.