Google Docs continues to evolve into the ultimate online file managing service that lets you securely view all types of documents without having to download or open them locally. And today, Google announced an update to its Google Docs to support 12 new file formats.
The 12 new file types are:
• Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
• Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
• Apple Pages (.PAGES)
• Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
• Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
• Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
• Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
• PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
• TrueType (.TTF)
• XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
It used to be that if you sent a Photoshop or an AutoCAD file, that the person receiving it would need to have those respective software applications in order to open and view the file. With this update, the majority of file types will be viewable simply using Google Docs Viewer without the hassle of opening another software application. In Gmail, attachments with these files will now have an additional "View" link as opposed to just "Download."