Let’s face it: no one’s perfect. And that’s doubly true when it comes to spelling, grammar, and punctuation. But those writing mistakes could be costing you. Professionals with one to four promotions made 45 percent more grammar errors than those with six to nine promotions in the same time period, a recent study found. That’s why Alex Schevchenko and Max Lyvtvyn, two software developers based in Kiev, Ukraine, set out to build a cloud-based, algorithmic English-language checker that could proofread just about any document. They launched their solution — Grammarly — in 2009, and today announced support for one of the most popular word processors on the web: Google Docs. Grammarly on Google Docs launched in beta last month, but the integration goes live for more users this week. It requires the Grammarly for Chrome extension; when it’s active, you’ll see the Grammarly logo in the bottom right corner. “It was one of our users’ … [Read more...] about Grammarly brings its AI-powered proofreading tools to Google Docs
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Between this job and school, I write a lot, so any tool that makes that task easier is great in my book. On that note, the G Suite team has rolled out a small, but great, change to Docs: you can now change the capitalization of a specific portion of text, and you get to choose between lowercase, all caps, and title case. Speed is of the essence when writing, especially at any higher academic level, so this new feature is aimed at saving time while writing a document. While I love formatting, I will admit that it can be tedious — and hey, the G Suite team agrees with me. This should be available to everyone in Google Docs over the next day or so. When you have it, just highlight a portion of text you want to change, then go to Format -> Capitalization and make your choice. This is limited to the web version of Docs for the time being, so who knows if we'll ever see it on mobile. Source: G Suite blog … [Read more...] about Google Docs now makes it easier to change your documents’ text capitalization
Have you been thinking of reassessing which word processor your business should standardize on? The obvious choices are the two best known: Microsoft Word and Google Docs. But which is better? Several years ago, the answer to that would have been easy: Microsoft Word for its better editing, formatting and markup tools; Google Docs for its better collaboration. But both applications have been radically updated since then. With Office 2016, introduced in September 2015, Word was given live collaboration tools. And Google has been adding more sophisticated formatting, editing, and markup features to Docs. To find out which word processor is now better for which tasks, we've done the tech version of a taste test. We compared Google Docs and Microsoft Word by using them to perform basic, everyday tasks, including starting a new document from a template, changing fonts, copying and pasting, using templates, inserting charts, doing online research, and more. We began by creating a typical … [Read more...] about Microsoft Word vs. Google Docs: Which works better for business?
Millions of people rely on Google’s productivity tools for their daily work, and the last few months have been frustrating for iPhone and iPad users. Even though iOS 11 was released back in September—and was in beta for months before—Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides did not support the drag-and-drop feature for iPad users. Such a critical productivity feature, ignored in some of the most popular productivity apps in the world!And while the iPhone X may have been released just a few weeks ago, the emulator has been available since September for developers, and yet Google has been slow to support the new display size in many of its apps.Today, Google fixes both of those problems with big updates to Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. You now get proper formatting on the iPhone X and drag-and-drop on the iPad with iOS 11.The story behind the story: Google is typically very good about supporting new iOS features and Apple hardware with its apps and services, but … [Read more...] about Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides updates add support for iPhone X, iOS 11 drag-and-drop
The Google Docs team has been busy, with another significant update to the Android app just weeks after the last one brought offline documents and an improved tablet experience to the platform. This time around the headline feature is real-time collaboration, although a host of improvements are in order.That’s not to sell the collaboration feature short – now when you share a Google Doc with other people, the Android app will update changes being made in real-time, just like the desktop version. Tap the shared document and you too can partake in the communal document editing fun!The new version also rich text formatting, better layout and cursor tools, and a native Android document editor. The native editor is a bigger feature than you might suspect; earlier versions of the Docs app left you editing on the mobile web version of the Google Docs page, which was often sluggish to respond. With a native editor everything is much more responsive, and the native cursor and … [Read more...] about Google Docs for Android gets another big update