Google Docs users have been hit with a nasty surprise today as they try to edit documents—they’re getting locked out of their drafts and receiving a message warning them that their documents violate Google’s terms of service.
Over a million Gmail users got hit by a phishing worm on Wednesday afternoon, sending the security world into a cacophony of screams and laughter. Screams, because the attack looked like it came from Google itself. Laughter, because the attack looked like it came from Google itself.
Hey Google—there’s a new lightweight, web-based, word processing tool in town and it’s called Dropbox Paper. After more than a year of beta testing, the app is finally available to anyone with a Dropbox account. It might not be loaded with as many features as Google Docs, but there’s still plenty to love that sets it…
If you’ve used Google Docs, you might have noticed that all the templates use the randomly generated fake name “Casey Baumer.” Turns out,“Casey Baumer” is also the not-so-randomly generated real name of a real 20-year-old food stylist who has been plagued with suspicious messages for years.
And it works pretty well too!! Return new lock backstage we delete. space or at least I got it. Actually let me rephrase that: the new voice typing feature in Google Docs works reasonably well as long as you pay close attention and use your keyboard.
Google Docs comes with a very helpful integrated spell checker that stops you from making glaring errors in your reports and essays. It runs off your own personalized dictionary, so you can add and edit words that get the all-clear with a few mouse clicks.
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!)
As far as cloud-based text editors are concerned, Google Docs is just about as convenient as they come. Still, old habits die hard—Google Docs knows this. And it's here to smack the Office right out of you.
Want to edit a Google Drive document from your mobile device? Now you'll need not one, but three apps: Google just removed editing capabilities from the Drive app. You'll have to install Docs or Sheets to get your editing powers back. [Android Police via TechMeme]
A very tricky phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs is making its way around the web. And since it uses a google.com URL and even makes use of Google’s SSL encryption, it’s almost impossible to tell that it’s a hack. Your best safeguard, as always, is a little bit of common sense. Note: This post is from…
Google Docs (and Slides) just got an awesome, but subtle new trick. Now, every time you go to hyperlink a word, Google search results will automatically appear below your link box. Never open another tab to search for a Wikipedia page again.
Fantasy author Silvia Hartmann is doing something rather brave: just this morning she started writing her new novel on Google Docs, and is letting the world watch over her shoulder.
Gmail. Damn near everyone you know uses it, and now they (and you) can use it offline. Sound the trumpets! And if that's not enough, offline Google Calendar and Docs will be rolling out within the week. This pleases me.
Google Docs went Ding! today and gained some additional functionality, rolling out natively-supported pivot tables. The pivot table, as any A/R Coordinator worth his salt can tell you, allows data from one workbook to be summarized in another, saving huge amounts of time and brainpower. This function been available on…