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Apr 27, 2011

Google Docs Gets an Android App, Lets You Capture Text With Your Phone's Camera

Google's had a mobile-friendly version of Google Docs available for some time now, but it's now finally gone the extra step and released a dedicated Android app. That will of course let you access and edit your documents on your smartphone, but the real standout feature is the ability to capture text with your phone's camera and have it instantly made editable thanks to some optical character recognition. 

Google notes that won't work with handwriting or some fonts, but it promises it will get better over time. Hit up Android Market to try it out for yourself.




30 comments:

casperch said...

I think I just had a small orgasm. I'm getting that app right-the-fuck-now.

All my documents handed out in class would be digitalized with a click on my phone? I'm there.

Flodström said...

God, I love google docs!

ReMs said...

I need to get an android :/ but i dont wanna drop my XM nokia :(

ThirteenCats said...

that sounds pretty cool

zepdragon said...

Sounds wonderful, and @ReMs, Android is the future. Open-Source!

B Jeezy said...

That sounds cool, i will check it out for sure

Remi said...

I never considered using this until it came out on Android, it's definitely a lot more convenient for Droid users like me.

The Radical Chemist said...

Sadly, I don't have a smart phone... but I will eventually, and this will definitely help in my line of work! Thanks!

Chloroform said...

Oh god this is so amazing!

Skeng said...

That's actually pretty cool, I'm glad something like that is finally avaialable

Wolle said...

good news

Agustin Creevy said...

amazing :D!!

Electric Addict said...

wow that is so cool

neversettleforsecond said...

cool dude

G said...

That is awesome!
It makes being a spy soooo much easier - no having to transcribe those photo's now

jblogger45 said...

great post

loldude said...

man this would be so useful for cheat notes

Jamal Crawls said...

very cool!

=dgrphx= said...

very cool app

pv said...

This is just what i need when reviewing fro tests, easy scan text and documents all in one

Grafted said...

awesome

Cosmonaut Music said...

very cool! i love all the android apps

fit4life said...

well, i know some people who will be over joyed about this!

Zombie said...

Thats brilliant!

Atley said...

So rockin! going to use this to move all my old class work and essays into my computer! great fun!

eraizer said...

This is great new for android owner

Blk Jesus said...

i need this

Liquider said...

this is very useful!gotta get this!

Solsby Kid said...

Google docs are so awesome!

Jessie said...

iPhone for ever!