April 29, 2011 weblog
Google releases a doc scanning and editing app for Android
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the best ways to edit your documents on your tablet PC has been to use a web-based service like Google Docs. Running Google Docs on an Android-based tablet lacks usability and has always been a mixed experience, depending on your Wi-Fi signal strength. Sometimes it worked well, and sometimes it did not.
Of course, for the business user sometimes is not really good enough. When you need the numbers from the quarterly spreadsheet right now having access to those numbers will be a big problem. When you need to look over the document that you have to review, spotty access is no good to you. What you need is an app that can help you to get more consistent, quality access to your documents for editing and sharing on the web.
Lucky for you, Google has released an app for just that purpose. On Wednesday, Google announced the launch of an official Google Docs app for Android. The app is able to convert photos of text into text documents for use in either Google Docs or in your web browser, so that you can edit the documents. This technology, which allows you to convert a photo of text into editable text is not only potentially useful for the office, but could be used for a variety of different pranks. Of course, how you choose to use it is of no concern to this reporter, but opportunities abound.
The app is available in the Android App Marketplace. Just be aware that the app will not work with human handwriting, special fonts, or non-English languages. Though, this may change at some point in the future.
© 2010 PhysOrg.com