Let’s just admit it, Google has monopolized our lives to make us Internet dependent and turn us into walking ‘G’ zombies. Web research has now equaled to Google and debates about being better off without them have ended with the same answer: The benefits outweigh the risks and dangers it poses. From finding books on Google Books to finding locations and coordinates on Maps or Earth to getting your own virtual flash drive through G Drive (also known as Google Docs), they has created a whole new world for us to live in. People are even selling iPads for cash these days to opt for an Android tablet that will help them manage their Google accounts! Apparently, you need not throw away your iPad just to get your Google productiveness a head start. All you have to do is to get the right app!
Google Docs + iPad = GoDocs
If you think that ‘G’ and Apple started a big hate fight when the search engine champion released Android you’d be right. Android is a mobile platform that has made great waves in the mobile arena after Samsung, LG and other smartphone and tablet PC makers incorporated the green robot into their gadgets as their new operating system. Since then the search engine giant gets to ship almost 60 million Android smartphones and tablets every single day. Yes, every freaking day planes full of Android gadgets are flying away to satisfy the world’s hunger for Google. But don’t sell your iPad 2 just yet and you don’t have to jailbreak your iPad just to get in touch with your favorite search engine. If you’re an office person who needs to get a lot of things done even at home get GoDocs for $4.99 for your iPad so you can access your Google-based company email any time of the day.
It’s not an illegal app nor is it made by Google. It’s actually developed by Light Room and was featured plenty of times in Apple’s app lists including iPhone Apps for Business, iPad Apps for Business, @Work Apps for Business, @Work Apps for Collaboration and Apps for Teachers. What makes this app very fascinating is that it binds together the search engine giant’s functionality in terms of creating an office away from the actual office and Apple’s great working environment through the iPad. The best part is that you will never have to deal with clumsy browsers when working on your spreadsheets by using this app. You can view the PDF files of your report, create documents online even when you’re on your way to work (that’s the magic of a Wi-Fi hotspot or a 3G connection), organize your files on your ‘G’ Drive, get notified instantly when new documents are shared through Push Notifications, and even download your docs on your iPad offline!
You can also view your Google Docs and make revision offline (where you can simply email your revisions to the person who has to do it or to the person who shares the same document). Best of all, it’s got a great iPad interface that even I want to sell my iPad 2 for a newer one for a brighter GoDocs (because writing is better on a vibrant Retina display). Besides, GoDocs is available only on iOS so make sure you get one for your iDevice.