Great news for you Google folk out there--you now have a Document reader for your Windows Phone--best part? It's free*.
Actually, the real best part is how nice the darn thing is--seriously, it's fast, gloriously smooth and just a pleasure to use. Sure, as of now you can only view docs (no editing) but this is v1.0 and the developer seems keen on adding features. But we're just happy with this first attempt as it's really one of the nicer 1.0 apps we've tried around here (and we've tried a lot, thank you). Features include:
- Viewing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and forms.
- Offline (no internet needed) viewing once downloaded.
- “Download all” option allows you to have all your files available for offline viewing on the go.
- Very responsive and intuitive user interface.
- Your password is encrypted before saving. All communications with Google is over SSL (secure channel)
* Update: We justgot word from the developer that is is only free for a limited time! So grab it now.
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.