Many users of Google Docs want to use it on their iPad and the only way available from Google is to use it in a browser window. We came across this article from Tony Bradley of PC World on using Google Docs on iPad which inspired us to write this blog.
When we polled users of Google Docs, these are the top five requirements:
- Access any document from my Computer as well as Google Docs and upload it to Google Docs from iPad
- Search content of any file on my Computer as well as Google Docs from iPad
- Edit content of any file on Google Docs right from within the app on iPad
- Downloading any Google Docs to iPad for offline viewing
- Additional security and control
In order to meet these requirements we created DocSync.Net app which is now available in iTunes. The following description goes into details of how these requirements are met:
Access – Users can access any of the last 50 files they worked on either on their computer or in Google Docs. Any of the documents from users’ computer can be uploaded to Google Docs from a simple touch as shown in the diagram below
Search – Users can search file name or content of file to find relevant files quickly from their iPad
Edit – Just simply select the Edit button on any document and it enables users to edit their files which are kept in Sync just as if you were accessing it on the computer
Offline Viewing – Any document you open on DocSync.Net is available for offline viewing. You can also explicitly use upload to iPad for any of the documents
Security – You can use an additional PIN on your computer to control access to these documents on your iPad. Moreover if you misplaced your iPad and after few wrong attempts, all of the documents uploaded to iPad are wiped out.
What would you like to see?
We have received requests for many more features and would like to know what would you like to see added? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
If you want to securely access, search, edit, offline viewing and move documents from your computer to Google docs right from your iPad, DocSync.Net is the perfect solution.