Google Finally Launches iOS Mobile Version of Its Slides App
The iOS mobile Slides app arrives two months after the Android version of the mobile Slides app debuted back in late June.Google has now launched the iOS version of its Slides app, which will allow iOS users to do work on Slides files on their mobile devices on the fly. The Android version of the app was unveiled back in late June, with the promise of an iOS version in the future. Also released were updates to the Google Docs and Sheets apps for mobile users. "With [the] launch of the new Slides app on iOS and updates to the Docs and Sheets apps, we're delivering on our promise to make it possible for you to work with any file, on any device, any time," wrote Li-Wei Lee, a Google software engineer, in an Aug. 25 post on the Google Enterprise Blog. "Now you can use the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps on your iPad or iPhone and all other devices (your Chromebook, laptop, Android phone or tablet), to complete the same tasks—online or offline. In addition, you can open, create and edit native Microsoft Office files with the Google Docs suite on iOS." The new iOS app and the changes for the related apps for iOS and Android help extend the office suite editing services for users on-the-go, wrote Li-Wei. "Our phones and tablets help us get things done at work, but sometimes, you're on the subway with no reception and need to update your spreadsheet before you get to the client's office. Or you desperately need to make edits to your marketing strategy PowerPoint before you present, but you only brought your iPad to the meeting. We've all been there, but now there’s a way out." Using Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, users can open a contract that's been saved in Word without having to convert the file, and then copy crucial figures over to an Excel spreadsheet from a client to do some number-crunching on their mobile device, the post said. "Then quickly pop those calculations over to the PowerPoint deck before you walk into a sales meeting, all from whichever device is most convenient."
Google frequently adds new features and services to its Google Docs and Apps products.