Google Docs, Sheets, Slides Optimized for Flip Phones, Tablets
Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides are optimized for tablets and foldable phones, the search giant announced, as part of several changes to its desktop applications for documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. The company previously announced that it would update more than 20 Google apps to work better on tablets during Google I/O earlier this year. It also added drag-and-drop improvements and full mouse support to these Google Workspace apps.
The latest blog post Google shared all the new features coming to Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Drive on Android. Many of these features will be useful for tablet and phone owners.
Some Workspace apps get one of the most requested features: drag and drop to find content. This will allow users to simply drag content from the app into Slides, as well as other Google apps, according to the company.
This means that if you have two apps open side by side, you’ll be able to simply drag and drop content from Slides to other apps on Android. This will make importing media faster and easier. A feature introduced in Google Drive earlier this year allows users to quickly upload files by dragging them into the app.
Google has also enabled drag and drop support for files and folders in the Drive app to change their location.
Additionally, the Google Docs app has been updated with full mouse support on Android. This will allow you to select text by simply clicking and dragging the text instead of scrolling through the document. All of these features are rolling out now, so if you can’t try these features, you should make sure your Google Workspace apps are fully updated, Google said.
Recently, the company also released redesigned toggles for word processing, spreadsheet, and launch apps on Android. The new switches are designed like a pill that made the Material 3 (M3) switch bigger than ever. It also added new color schemes, and a longer and wider track. The redesigned switches are also available in the latest version of the Google Workspace apps for Android.