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Google Docs finally adds real-time word count feature

Google Docs finally adds real-time word count feature

Google Docs is finally getting a feature that is already available in just about every other word processing application ever: real-time word counts. Yes, Google Docs already features a word count tool; it requires users to manually click through the menu every time they want to see it, however. The new addition brings the word counter to the main editor screen, enabling users to see it at a glance.

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Dropbox boosts productivity with new Google Docs integration

Dropbox boosts productivity with new Google Docs integration

Dropbox is making it easier for its users to work in the cloud by integrating Google's office web apps with its cloud service. Under the new support, users who are signed into a Google G Suite account can directly access Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets within Dropbox, enabling them to save content, search files, manage access, and more.

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Google Docs grammar suggestions begin rolling out to more users

Google Docs grammar suggestions begin rolling out to more users

Back in July, Google starting rolling out a grammar checker for Google Docs. This was no simple grammar checker Google had been cooking up, but rather one that was powered by machine learning. It's an impressive tool that tries to find the nuance in complicated grammar rules, but the problem is that the tool's initial launch was pretty limited in scope, as it was at first only available to users in G Suite's early adopter program.

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G Suite gets easier sharing for the Google averse

G Suite gets easier sharing for the Google averse

G Suite and Google Drive offer a lot of handy tools to its enterprise customers, but there's one rather glaring issue with them: in order to collaborate on Docs, Sheets, and Slides with team members or clients, everyone needs to have a Google account. Google itself recognizes that it can be a "significant barrier for collaboration" when the person you're trying to work with doesn't have a Google account, so today the company is changing the rules.

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Google Docs gets AI-based tool to fix grammar mistakes

Google Docs gets AI-based tool to fix grammar mistakes

Google is utilizing artificial intelligence to help its Google Docs users improve their grammar. The company recently detailed a new feature called Grammar Suggestions, which offers ways to improve or correct any grammar issues it finds within a document. According to Google, its artificial intelligence is able to spot multiple types of grammar issues ranging from big to small.

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Google Docs is down: Here’s when it’ll be back [Update: It’s back!]

Google Docs is down: Here’s when it’ll be back [Update: It’s back!]

Google Docs was knocked out earlier today for some users in multiple regions around the world. This down time was classified by Google as a mid-level issue - a Service Disruption - rather than a full Service Outage. At the time this article is set to be published, most users will be well on their way back to full service, all around the world.

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Google Docs headaches? This update might just have fixed them

Google Docs headaches? This update might just have fixed them

The Google Docs family - that is, Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides - is getting a pretty significant update today. Much of this update is focused on streamlining collaboration between you and your co-workers, especially in documents that are open to multiple editors. There are also some bonuses for folks who like to make use of Google Docs' templates and those who need to work across multiple Google services quickly.

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Google Docs phishing scam squashed, but don’t let your guard down

Google Docs phishing scam squashed, but don’t let your guard down

Some Google Docs users were hit with a very convincing, very real-looking phishing email today that some, unfortunately, fell for. The email claimed that someone had shared a document with the Google user, who would then click on the link and be taken to a real Google page to select their Gmail account. Choosing the account, though, led to a fishy page that requested access to the user's account, and it only got worse from there.

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Google Keep, Google Docs team up to keep your work flowing

Google Keep, Google Docs team up to keep your work flowing

Google has always had two "word processing" apps, Google Keep for notes, snippets, images and whatnot, and Google Docs for more extensive and sophisticated documents. Each have its own strengths and purpose but they aren't so unrelated to each other. Fortunately, Google has finally seen that connection as well and is enabling a seamless flow from one app to the next. Now you can easily copy your Keep notes into Docs and create new Keep notes right from inside Docs.

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Amazon said to be developing its own suite of office productivity apps

Amazon said to be developing its own suite of office productivity apps

For the longest time, there have been two titan when it comes to office productivity software: the ever enduring Microsoft Office suite, and the more recent web-based Google Docs. But there soon could be a new challenger in the form of Amazon, as sources have indicated the company is planning to beef up its Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform with a productivity suite that will attempt to lure enterprise customers away from Microsoft and Google.

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Google Docs adds MLA and APA citations to make student life easier

Google Docs adds MLA and APA citations to make student life easier

Finals are upon us, and just in time comes a new citation feature in Google Docs. With this, Google Docs users can easily add citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual Style to any document. This feature is tied in with the Explore research tool Google previously announced for Docs, enabling users to find a research source directly within Docs, then generate the citation from within the search results.

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Google’s Jamboard is a high tech whiteboard connected to the cloud

Google’s Jamboard is a high tech whiteboard connected to the cloud

It takes a company with a lot of vision (or a lot of money) to look at whiteboard and decide to connect it to the cloud, but Google has done just that with Jamboard. Introduced today, the Jamboard comes equipped a 55-inch touchscreen display that's capable of 4K output. If that sounds expensive, it's because it is, with Google saying the Jamboard will be offered for "less than $6,000."

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