January Monthly Updates

posted Feb 9, 2016, 11:37 AM by Eric Fruth
The monthly M+Google Digest informs users about what is happening with Google releases for both Core Apps (Google applications that fall under the Google Apps for Education agreement and do NOT require separate terms of service or privacy policy), as well as the Non-Core Apps (those that are not part of the Google Apps for Education agreement). We will continue to communicate important information on Core Apps throughout the month as well. 

Core Apps: Mail, Calendar, Talk/Hangouts, Drive, Sites, and Contacts

  • A new version of the Google Drive iOS app 

    Peek and pop: Use 3D Touch to preview a file or folder and take common actions before opening or sharing it (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus only).  

    Support for the following new languages: Hindi, Indian English, Canadian French, and Chinese (Hong Kong) 

  • Updated versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps:
    • Import and export additional file formats: Import - .txt, .rtf, and .html (in Docs) Export - .docx, .rtf, .pdf, .txt., and .html (from Docs), .xlsx, .pdf, .html, .csv, and .tsv (from Sheets), and .pptx, .pdf, and .txt (from Slides)
    • Open CSV and TSV files in Google Sheets - In the latest version of the Android app for Sheets, you can open, view, and edit spreadsheets that are formatted as .csv or .tsv files.
    • Read from right to left in Google Sheets - If you use a right-to-left language (e.g. Hebrew) in Sheets, you’ll now see an option in the Android app to format your spreadsheet in that same direction. Once enabled, your columns will progress from right to left (starting with “A”), and your row numbers will appear on the right-hand side of your screen.
    • Filter data in Google Sheets - You can now apply new filters to spreadsheets in the Sheets Android app, as well as view and change existing ones. (NOTE: This feature became available in the app’s previous release.)

NOTE: Keep in mind that even when non-core apps are found in a core app (like Google Drive), they are not covered by the Google Apps for Education agreement.