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Google Workspace for Android

By Google Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Google Workspace

  • Enhance efficiency with thoughtfully connected, all-encompassing, cloud-native, integrated productivity, management, and collaboration toolset
  • Last updated on 10/06/20
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Mac
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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Mar 20, 2017

Android's Google Docs editors -- Docs, Sheets, and Slides -- give you mobile access to Google's collection of productivity apps.

Pros

Free: Google's Docs apps are free, and with them you can create text-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Cloud storage: You start with 15GB of free Drive cloud storage. Jump to 100GB for $19.99 per year or 1TB for $99.99 per year. Gmail messages and Google Photos can count toward your cap. All files are stored on Google's Drive servers.

Share and collaborate: Give access to a file by tapping the Add People icon and adding collaborators. You can set whether they can edit, comment, or just view the file. Users can add comments to a file and address comments made by others.

Works with Microsoft Office: You can import and convert Office files to Google Docs files. Through the Chrome browser version of the apps, you can use Office Compatibility Mode (OCM) to work on Office files in their native formats.

Templates: From a resume or a status report to a travel planner, the Google Docs apps offer 70-something nicely designed templates to give you a head start on creating a document.

Add-ons: Extend the functionality of Docs and Sheets through add-ons. While the browser versions offer dozens of add-ons, you can add a few to the mobile apps, too, centered on business and education uses.

Word processing: Docs, the word-processing piece of the Google Docs apps, lets you create, edit, and format a document. The Android version gives you text and paragraph formatting tools similar to those of the Web version. You can add links, images, and tables; view an outline of your document; run a spelling checker; and check word count -- all from your phone.

Spreadsheets: The spreadsheet app, Sheets, lets you create, edit, and format a spreadsheet. You can also import data sets and Excel spreadsheets into Sheets. You can create charts and graphs and use built-in formulas. Based on the data in the spreadsheet, the app can suggest charts and analysis through its Explore tool.

Slides: Slides is Google Docs' presentation app. You can build slides on your phone and work with text, shapes, and tables. And you can drive your presentation from your phone, presenting via Chromecast to a monitor or through a Google Hangouts video chat.

Sidekicks: In addition to its trio of Docs apps, Google has companion apps that extend Docs, Slides, and Sheets: Keep for taking notes, Drawings for charts and diagrams, Forms for survey and forms, and Sites for creating webpages.

Cons

Lacks parity with browser version: While the Android apps are surprising useful, they lack a few features found in the browser apps. For example, while the browser versions let you chat with others in a file, you can't see or participate in chats on Android. To see the revision history of a doc, you need to use the browser version of the apps. And creating and using pivot tables in Sheets require the Web version.

Few advanced tools: The apps lack some high-end capabilities found in a paid productivity suite such as Microsoft Office. If you need to work with thousands of rows of data or to index hundreds of pages of a report, you might need to look elsewhere.

Bottom Line

Unless you need a spreadsheet for huge amounts of data or you're writing a novel, Google's free and collaborative Android apps should meet your needs.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

  • G Suite is now Google Workspace.
  • The productivity apps you know and love in G Suite aren't going away - Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, Chat, and all the others will continue to be the foundation of the Google Workspace experience.
  • For smaller businesses, we're introducing tailored offerings that make it easy and cost-effective to get started with Google Workspace - including best-in-class collaboration and productivity tools, security protections, and administrative controls.
  • For larger enterprises, we're introducing a set of offerings with additional productivity features, enterprise-grade administrative controls, and our most advanced security and compliance capabilities, available at both the team and organization level.
  • Deeply integrated user experience.

General

Release October 6, 2020
Date Added October 6, 2020

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires a Google account

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,293
Downloads Last Week 7
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Developer's Description

Work faster, work smarter! Make it with Google Workspace, chosen by millions of businesses, from small companies to the Fortune 500. Get Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more for business. All you need to do your best work, together in one package that works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet. Collaborate on files in real time, quickly find space on everybody's calendar, and take meetings from anywhere. Google Workspace has the tools to boost your productivity.

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All the storage you need: Start with 30GB of online storage per user. Upgrade to our unlimited storage plan for an additional $5 per user per month.
Advanced admin controls: Add and remove users, set up groups, and add security options like 2-step verification and single-sign-on (SSO), all from one centralized admin console.
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