The iPad is great for productivity, that much is certain. Apple CEO Tim Cook says he gets about 80% of his work done on an iPad, and now you might be able to as well. Google has rounded out their suite of productivity apps for iPad, bringing Slides to the tablet. There is also some new functionality for those who may be using the Docs or Sheets apps as well.
Google’s Slides app compliments their Docs and Sheets apps, already available for iPad. The trio reach into Drive, which is Google’s effort at productivity anywhere. By starting, continuing, and finishing work in the cloud, you can access your stuff anywhere.
Slides may have been held out to work on functionality, too. Google is also announcing their three apps now work with Microsoft Office documents. At Google I/O this year, Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai told us that Drive would be a lot more friendly with Office in the near future. An update gave us that functionality, so perhaps getting the Slides app to work with Office presentations was among the final steps in that process.
The app is available now, and is free to download. It does require a Drive account to be set-up, but if you’ve got Gmail, you already have that. For being productive on the go, Drive is hard to beat in many circumstances — especially if you’re using multiple OSs, and multiple types of devices.