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Google Releases Google Docs App For Android

Google has finally released a Google Docs app for its Android mobile operating system.

In a blog post, Google said that the app will allow users to access, edit and share the documents uploaded on Gmail or created using Google Docs web app. Users will be able to filter and search for documents across all of their Google accounts and begin editing them.

Google said that the app comes with nicely built sharing capabilities. Users will be able to share documents with the people on their phone’s contact list from within the app.

The company added that Google Docs for Android will allow users to upload content from their phone and open documents directly from Gmail. The app also comes with a nifty little widget that gives people one-touch access to opening starred documents, taking a photo to upload and creating a new documents.

Perhaps the most exciting feature on the app is that it converts images into text documents.

“Using the app and your phone’s camera, you can turn photos with text into editable Google documents with the power of optical character recognition (OCR). Just create a new ‘Document from Photo' or select the camera icon from the widget, and your converted document will appear in your documents list shortly after you snap the picture,” Google explained, as reported on AfterDawn (opens in new tab).