Google docs has always been good in theory but painful in practice. You could get a taste of the power and sense of joint collaboration on documents but the experience just wasn’t there. Surprisly the Docs platform didn’t seem to move forward over the last 18 months. Now we know why…. A new Google docs.
They say a house is only as good as its foundation, and we believe the same holds true for web applications like Google Docs. With our old foundation, we could continue delivering most features you wanted quickly, but over time it became clear that some just weren’t possible. So we decided to rebuild the underlying infrastructure of Docs to give us greater flexibility, improved performance and a better platform for developing new features quickly.
Today, we’re pleased to announce preview versions of the new Google document and spreadsheet editors and a new standalone drawings editor, all built with an even greater focus on speed and collaboration. To get a taste of what’s new today, check out our video:
This is much more like it. My docs sites haven’t updated yet but I’ll be checking during the day.