Category: Productivity Apps

Google Drive Update Brings Improved Mobile Sharing

Google continues to improve the Google Drive mobile experience with their latest update bringing mobile notifications to file shares and the ability to share files with those who don’t have a Google account.  The updated version is currently rolling out to the Google Play Store so you may not see the update on your device for a day or two.  Once you do however, many of the share notifications that you could only get via email are not on your Android devices themselves.  It is just the latest in a long series of updates where Google continues to improve their apps on Android and slowly eliminating the need to go to various website to be productive.

Google Drive for Android – Free – Download Now

Google Docs for Android Update Brings Spellcheck & Word Count

Google Docs for Android has received a nice update today that brings with it several new and important features to the document processing app.  The update is version 1.4.412.07.30 for those keeping score at home and brings things like spellcheck and word count to the app amongst other features and improvements.  The update to the app is rolling out to the Google Play Store now so you should see it as an OTA update any time today or over the next couple of days.

If you have been considering moving from Microsoft Office to Google Docs, I posted a 4-part series on my move over.  It’s not for everyone but with improvements like the ones today, the transition is certainly getting more on par from a feature perspective.

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

Evernote Update Brings Android Marshmallow Support

If you are an Evernote user and have had some issues since upgrading to Android Marshmallow, there is a fix available for you in the Google Play Store.  Evernote for Android has been updated to version 7.3 for those keeping score at home and this update is primarily aimed at bringing support for the latest build of Android.  In searching Google+ and other forums, there have been a few people who have reported trouble with Evernote after upgrading their Nexus devices.  I for one never saw an issue on either my Nexus 6 or Nexus 7 but after upgrading to this new build this morning, the app seems to be a bit smoother in performance, particularly when moving from one notebook to another.

Evernote for Android – Free (In-App Purchases) – Download Now

MyAT&T for Android Update Brings More Self Service to Your Phone

For those of you who are customers, AT&T has released another update to their MyAT&T for Android app, bringing a host of new self service options around your account.  The carrier has continued to evolve their app over the course of this year as they have continued to add services that you can access within the app without having to visit a retail store or even their website.  These latest updates in version 4.6 of the app for those keeping score at home, include the ability for you to shop and add international plans, improved device management and a new, more personalized support tool.

MyAT&T for Android – Free (AT&T customer account required for full access) – Download Now

Google Docs Adds Print Layout Viewing For Mobile

It appears to have been a busy day for the Google Docs team.  Earlier today they released an update to Google Sheets that bring auto-fill to cells and now they have updated Google Docs itself with a long, long time requested feature.  You can now view print layouts from your Android phone or tablet.  Like the update to Sheets, the release notes for this update to  Docs only state that there are bug fixes and performance improvements.  But once again the team took to Google+ to share the news of the new feature.

Google Docs for Android – Free – Download Now

Google Slides Allows Presenting To Hangouts Video Calls

Google’s push to make their apps a robust communication and productivity solution is continuing.  We saw the big announcement on Monday about Google Hangouts being updated and now Google Slides has been update too.  Why is that a big deal?  This update to Google Slides brings the ability for you to present your slides to a Hangouts video call audience that you have in your calendar.  Simple and seamless presenting without having to go through the pain of a separate app or service.  This update to Google Slides is version 1.2.312.15.35 for those keeping score at home.

Google Slides – Free – Download Now

eWallet for Android Update Brings Several Bug Fixes

Illium Software has rolled out a key update for those who use eWallet for Android.  The update, version 8.0.7 for those keeping score at home, brings a whole lot of bug fixes and improvements that should increase the overall usability of the app.  For those who are not familiar with it, eWallet for Android is a productivity app that stores your password and other secure information in a 256-Bit encrypted “wallet” that you can sync with all of your devices and PC or Mac.  It has been my go-to wallet app since… well forever really.  I started using eWallet back in my original Pocket PC days.  It’s a solid app that I have no hesitation in recommending.

eWallet for Android – $9.99 – Download Now

eWallet for Android Gets Several Bug Fixes

Users of Ilium Software’s eWallet for Android have a new and important update to download today from the Google Play Store.  The app has been updated to verson 8.0.5 for those keeping score at home and this build has a lot of bug fixes and improvements to the electronic wallet app, especially those impacted by a crashing issue or opening a wallet from email.  I have been a user of eWallet for about a thousand years now – all the way back to my PocketPC days back in (dating myself here) 1999.  While there are plenty of other wallet solutions out there, I’ve always found eWallet to be a solid performer regardless of platform.  If you haven’t check out the app, here are some of the highlights:

  • 256-bit military-grade AES encryption
  • Sync your data seamlessly over the cloud (Dropbox) or via Wi-Fi with eWallet’s PC version; or sync via Wi-Fi with eWallet’s Mac version (PC and Mac versions purchased separately)
  • Random password generator to keep your login details safe and secure
  • Store bank account, insurance and personal details. Keep all your info close at hand, and secure
  • Auto-locking feature
  • Create and sync multiple wallets between computers and devices
  • Customize your wallets with great-looking cards, backgrounds and categories
  • AutoPass automatic password entering through built-in browser control

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