Google Docs App for Android 2.1+ Smartphones

A new Google Docs app for Android is now released that lets you easily filter and search your content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. The app also allows you to share items with contacts on your phone, right from within the app.The Docs app also […]

A new Google Docs app for Android is now released that lets you easily filter and search your content across any Google account, then jump straight into editing docs using the online mobile editors. The app also allows you to share items with contacts on your phone, right from within the app.

The Docs app also allows you to upload content from your phone and open documents directly from Gmail. You can also add a widget to your home screen for easy access to three core tasks: jumping to your starred documents, taking a photo to upload, or creating a new document with one tap.

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. You can also convert photos already stored on your phone by sharing them with Docs app. OCR does a pretty good job capturing unformatted text in English but won't recognize handwriting or some fonts - it'll get better over time!

Docs app is currently available in English and works on Android 2.1+ phones. Try it out by scanning the QR code:

or by visiting Android Market.

[Source: Google Docs blog]