With the advent of Google Docs, traditional office software packages are beginning to grow obsolete. Unfortunately, up until now, if you were working on an iOS device (or any mobile device for that matter), there was no way for you to edit a Google Doc. That changes now, as Google has announced that mobile editing will soon appear thanks to a soon-to-be-released update.

Using the new feature couldn’t be simpler, as all you have to do is open up a Google Doc, tap on Edit and then the mobile editor instantly engages. There is an almost non-existent lag as you type in changes to a doc, and you can even see the edits made by others as well in near real-time. This isn’t some gimped word processor either, as you have access to the full suite of Google Docs features including creating bulleted lists and creating and filling out tables. Basically whatever you can do on a computer, you can now do on your mobile device.

This is no doubt very exciting news for those who use their iPhone or iPad as a productivity device, as now you truly have basically all the word processing and spreadsheet software you need available right there on your device totally free. With this important update Google Docs could very quickly become the go-to service on mobile devices for practically all your productivity-related needs. While this won’t render all other productivity apps obsolete, it sure makes it easy to turn to Google first when something needs to be done.

The new update is slowly rolling out to all English-language users over the next few days. If you don’t see the new features yet then keep checking back, as we’re expecting the service to be available to everyone by Monday. Google is also working on getting the update out in other languages as well, so this could very easily be a worldwide update in the very near future.

[via Google]

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