In a new upgrade, Google Doc turns talking into typing through its voice dictation or “voice typing” feature that allows users to write out full essays without touching the keyboard. Hopefully, for some, this will come with far fewer grammar or spelling mistakes that are so avidly dreaded.
The tech giant recently added the feature to their Google Docs, and it will reportedly support 40 different languages that will make your experience much easier. Well, at least by a little bit considering the software is not entirely perfect as of now, but it will possibly reach that level sometime in the future.
Google should not be underestimated when it comes to their ambitions.
The new voice typing function will be available for smartphones and desktop devices, in their efforts of taking over the cloud database worldwide. However, they have admittedly lagged behind when it comes to mobile platforms. It’s much less frequently used, since most understandably prefer writing out on their keyboards instead of touch pads.
However, Google Docs is reportedly commonly used in schools and offices, especially for shared work, such as group projects that have to be conducted online or an offline network. But it does not seem to be giving up on their dream of conquering the world of smartphones either.
Android devices, for example, will have a new use of the Research feature, which with one tap on a highlighted word, will provide the user ample facts, pictures or quotes upon the subject. This, of course, will only work if you have Google Chrome installed, but it could be quite a useful tool when researching an essay.
With just a few taps, you won’t have to individually take the topic into Google Search. It’s to be noted that Apple’s iOS currently sees no such benefit.
Google also included in both browsers and Android apps, the Google Sheet’s new Explore option, which will make it far easier for users to visualize data, charts, and make more sense of the information. Vast inputs of data would be better memorized and understood when accompanied by visual aids. At least, in Google’s opinion.
The last new feature added in their latest update is the See Changes option, which will make the aforementioned group projects run more smoothly. It will allow users to see who made modifications in a shared document, and how they altered the content, but only for the desktop version.
The tech company is adding more and more improvements to their Google Docs, seemingly developing a more powerful version every few months.
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