Google’s complete suite of productivity apps is now available on all its major platforms. The Google Enterprise team declared that Docs, Sheets and Slides are available for iPhone and iPad. Slides are no longer locked in Google Drive and are available as a separate app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The Google Enterprise had in June made a promise that its entire productivity suite will be compatible with Microsoft Office. Users will now be able to edit and share Office Files without the need of any program to be installed on the device. The iOS compatibility ensures that it is possible for any user to work with any file, on any device, any time.
It is now possible to edit or work on a file regardless of its origin. It could be a file created in Microsoft Office or a file created on Docs, Sheets or Slides on an Android phone, Chromebook, Laptop, iPad, iPhone, or tablet you can work on it and more with Google Apps.
Google is in fact aiming at two targets simultaneously. On one hand it indicates it willingness to make its platform compatible with other platforms to improve productivity, it also shows that it is positioning its apps as an alternative for commercial establishments looking to break away from unused Office subscription. Google is aware of the fact that 80%of the Office licenses are used sparingly by and many users only working with Office for a few minutes a day or even not at all.
Launching its new Google Slides app for the iPhone to complement Google Docs and Google Sheets, the search engine giant has positioned itself in a better position to compete in a much more effective way against the commercially successful and business oriented iOS software suites. With Slides, Google now offers apps for creating word-based documents, spreadsheets, and presentations directly on the iPhone.