As a Google Docs user and one who is constantly on the go, I find myself doing more document creating and editing on my Nexus 6 and Nexus 7 than I do within Chrome. One glaring gap between the web version and the Android version however was document templates in all of the Docs suite: Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. That gap is filled now in the latest update to all three apps, bringing to your phone or tablet templates to make your document creating faster and easier.
Starting now, when you go to create a new document, spreadsheet, or presentation on your Android or iOS device (by clicking the red “+” button in the bottom right corner of your screen), you’ll be given the option to choose a template. These templates will be the same as those available to you in Docs, Sheets, and Slides on the web, including a meeting agenda, pitch deck, expense report, and more.
No longer do you have to go to the website to do this – a big benefit if you are working offline on your phone or tablet and when you need to create new content.
If you are considering a move to the Google apps over Microsoft Office, you may want to take a look at my 4-part series on my transition over the summer.
My Migration to Google Docs Part 1 – The Setup
My Migration to Google Docs Part 2 – Google Docs on All The Toys
My Migration to Google Docs Part 3 – Between the Google Sheets
My Migration to Google Docs Part 4 – Sliding to Google Slides