Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Google Blog updates (Including Gmail)

Shared folders and more in Google Docs

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 01:11 PM PDT

Today, we are happy to announce the updates to the Google Docs docs list that we promised in July. We're rolling out these update gradually, so they should be available to everyone soon. The biggest update is the introduction of shared folders -- far and away the most requested Google Docs feature. Shared folders work how you would expect them to and we hope they will make it easier for teams and groups to collaborate on documents together.

To share a group of items, all you have to do is put them all into a folder and share the folder. As you'd expect, if you add an item to a shared folder, it will automatically be shared and if you add someone to an existing shared folder, they will instantly get access to all of the folder's content.

We've also made it easy to upload multiple items to Google Docs. Instead of picking one file at a time, our new upload page lets you choose multiple files and upload them simultaneously, in just a couple of steps.

First click on "Select files to upload" and use "Shift" or "Ctrl" to pick multiple files. Then press "Start upload". We added progress bars so you'll be able to watch the upload as it progresses.

Read More : http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2009/10/shared-folders-and-more-in-google-docs.html


Getting Gmail on your phone

Posted: 12 Oct 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Posted by Shyam Seth, Product Manager, Google Mobile

Checking Gmail on your phone isn't reserved for those of us with extra fancy mobile devices — sure, it's easier to use Gmail when your iPhone has a touchscreen or there's a downloadable app built especially for your BlackBerry, but Gmail is available on almost all mobile devices today. If your phone has a data plan, it can get Gmail. There are two main ways to check your messages on the go:

For more information, http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/getting-gmail-on-your-phone.html


Save the date: Google I/O 2010

We thought we'd let you know that our largest developer conference will be returning to Moscone Center, San Francisco on May 19-20, 2010. Find out more details on the Google Code Blog!
For more information, http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/save-date-google-io-2010.html