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Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Keep get new features on Android


Google is today rolling out updates to its Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Keep apps that add a handful of new features for Android users.

First up, the Sheets app now allows users to view more content on the screen by automatically hiding “toolbars and headers so that you can see more of your content on the screen at one time.” And you’ll notice the toolbars and headers reappear when you sign to scroll up or zoom out.

In addition, Sheets will now show filters that were previously applied on the web and will also now allow users to Paste only values, formatting, and more:

Already available in Sheets on the web, the Paste special feature in the Sheets Android app allows you to copy content and then paste only the associated values, formatting, formula, data validation, or conditional formatting. You can also paste everything but borders, paste comma-separate values as columns, or paste your content in a transposed order.

As for Slides, the Android app gets an option to hyperlink text and shapes, while both Docs and Slides will now offer an option to create superscript and subscript text.

Lastly, the Google Keep app is getting an update that adds the ability to draw on notes.

You can grab the Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep apps on Google Play now.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s weekly Logic Pros series and makes music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.