September 24, 2013 |
Need more storage space on Google Drive? Google is offering users an additional 10 gigabytes of free cloud storage for the next two years if they download and try the company's Quickoffice app, which recently received a major update and is now available free. Quickoffice lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files from their Apple iOS and Android devices. VIDEO CHAT: Unboxing the iPhone 5s "And while the easiest thing to do is simply convert your old files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Quickoffice gives you another way to work with people who haven't gone Google yet," Google said in a blog post explaining the app. To get the free extra storage, simply download Quickoffice and open the app. Users will be prompted to log in to their Google account.
October 23, 2013 |
Not in the mood to type out an email? Write it out. Google this week announced a new feature for Gmail and Google Docs that allows users to hand write their emails and documents using their computer mouse or trackpad. "Whether you're a student trying to include a foreign phrase in your paper or an international consultant hoping to begin your message with a friendly local greeting, now you'll be able to use your own handwriting to input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad," Google said in a blog post.
July 8, 2009 |
Google Inc. is dropping the "beta," or test, label from its Gmail e-mail service and other online programs to attract business customers away from Microsoft Corp. The label will also drop from Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Talk. The Mountain View, Calif., company used the label to show it was still improving the software. Gmail has been in beta since it launched five years ago. Google is grappling with a slump in ad spending. In the first quarter it had its first sequential sales drop since 2004.
June 5, 2012 |
Google is adding some weight to its Google Docs team by purchasing Quickoffice, a startup that developed a suite of mobile apps that are essentially clones of Microsoft Office. The purchase was announced on Google's Blog on Tuesday although no details were announced besides the actual acquisition. "Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device," said Alan Warren, Google's engineering director. "Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
November 3, 2011 |
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz unveiled his highly anticipated new company, a developer of software that aims to help people work more efficiently. Asana is a task manager that enables teams of people to manage their work flow by breaking projects into tasks. The Web-based software gives workers one central place where they can see what colleagues are doing and get updates on how a project is progressing, Moskovitz said. Moskovitz, at 27 the world's youngest billionaire according to Forbes, and Asana co-founder Justin Rosenstein, a former colleague from Facebook, said they think of it as the modern way of working.
December 11, 2012 |
Google Inc. is expanding its push to help more small businesses get online, this time en español. The Internet search giant held a free seminar Tuesday to teach Latino business owners how to create and manage their websites and promote their businesses. At a production studio in Los Angeles' warehouse district - transformed for the day with colorful chairs and candy jars - Google employees explained in Spanish how to register domains, set up Google Alerts and use tools such as Google Calendar and Google Docs.