Google's just added a handy new feature to Gmail: you can now convert attached Microsoft Office files to Google Docs and edit them, all within your inbox. There's also support for 15 lesser-used MS Office filetypes, and increased support for tables and charts and the like. Happy spreadsheeting. [VentureBeat via The

Google Drive is down, and it's taken all of your docs with it. Users have been reporting outages since 11:20, which is very annoying if you use Google Docs for work—like all my coworkers and I do. Fingers crossed they fix it soon! (Update 3:15 PM: It's back!)

Google's just added some third-party plugins to Google Docs and Sheets. Called Add-Ons, they enable tasks like printing address labels or getting approvals on documents—similar to the apps Microsoft Office users are familiar with. [Google via PCWorld]

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