Google Docs gets an overhaul
I just visited Google Docs, and it looks like they had a make-over only a few hours ago. TechCrunch picked up on this and blogged about it.
It certainly was a surprise to see the changes at first. I used Google Docs back in the day, when it was still Writely (and I conversed with the team fairly regularly, giving suggestions, some which were implemented and still are.) So, I was used to the old view.
This new look incorporates folders, which are new, as well as tags, which existed before. Does this mean that tags aren’t working out as well as Google had hoped? TechCrunch poses the question to Gmail to see if they will also implement folders. I personally much prefer Google’s ‘labels’, as they call it, which are essentially just tags. I like these because they give me all the flexibility in the world, and I’m sure most of you who have worked with tags before know what I’m talking about.
It’s nice to see that Google still gives care to these products. I’m waiting for the day when I can finally ditch MS Office for good and move completely to Google Docs. They implemented graphs in Google Spreadsheets not too long ago, and that was one major step forward, but without the powerful features that Microsoft Excel has, Google Docs & Spreadsheets still has some ways to go before being more than a convenience for me.