Some SME’s still use Google Docs on their ultra-secure iPads and iPhones, so I thought these quick tips might be useful.
The case for Google Docs
Google Docs began life as a web application and is now also available as apps for most mobile platforms.
Alternatives include Office 365, the constantly improving iOS-compatible iOS apps, and built-in simple tools inside some online storage services. While most of these tools are popular, they aren’t always supported under enterprise security policy. However, if you use Google Docs, this short collection may help you get more from using it.
Take (and edit) a document offline
You can read and edit documents offline in Google Docs, just tap the three-dot menu item underneath the document name while browsing your document list. Then tap ‘Make Available Offline’.
Works well with others
Google Docs collaboration tools are quite useful, if perhaps a little too accessible and available for enterprise users wishing to maintain document security.
To add people to a document you are working on, tap the three dots (you tap this a lot) at the top right and then choose Share and Export, then tap Share and insert the email address of the person you wish to collaborate with.
Use Suggest Changes
You can suggest changes when working in a Google Docs document.
Select the item(s) you want to change and tap the three dots to the top right of the interface and then choose Select Changes.