Google update on its apps reveals iPad Pro support
Google this week revealed an update for its iOS version of the Docs app that included, among other things, support for the latest Apple tablet on the market.
The update provides for native resolution support for the iPad Pro and its humongous 12.9 inch display. That particular update also applies for Sheets, which serves as Google’s answer to Microsoft Excel. This follows their recent move to adopt said device support and multitasking, as well as Live Photos support, for photo management app Google Photos, as well as adoption of screen optimization for YouTube on iOS.
However, screen optimization is not yet available for Slides, which is Google’s Powerpoint equivalent.
One thing that the update has not yet been integrated with that is related with the iPad Pro is that they cannot still use the tablet’s Split View feature. Split View allows iPad Pro users to be able to use two apps at once, side-by-side.
Split View is also not permitted with the YouTube app, as said feature was not included onto the update. Same can be said for the Picture-In-Picture feature that some might be looking for.
The Google Docs update also includes a feature that is sought after by some writers: a word count. One can access this feature while viewing the document by tapping the ”more” button, located at the top right corner of the app. You would be able to see a “Word count” option. Just tap that and you can see the number of words used in the document, as well as the number of characters, whether spaces are included or not.