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Google™ adds research tool to Google™ Docs

Google has introduced a ‘research pane’ feature in its online word processing program Google Docs. This sidebar tool can help users in searching any specific information on the search engine without leaving the Google Docs.

Accessing the research tool

Users can access the research pane from the ‘Tools’ menu by right clicking on a selected word that users want to learn more about or use ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Alt’ + ‘R’ shortcut on a Windows-based PC.

Sarveshwar Duddu, Google software engineer, explains in a blog post how this new feature can be used by the users of Windows and Mac systems.

Google has recently added 450 new fonts and 60 new templates to let its users save their Gmail messages as Google Docs, and has raised the program’s storage to 5 GB.

Google™ enhances formatting features of Google™ Docs

To enhance its standards in offering online editing tools, Google Inc. has added more than 450 new fonts and over 60 new templates to its word-processing program Google Docs.

Now the users can select those fonts in which they are most interested and import the same into their collection for access from the usual font menu. The users just have to click on the ‘Font’ button and select ‘Add Fonts’ at the foot of the drop-down menu to do so.

Image import functionality

In addition to bringing in a huge array of new fonts, Google has extended Google Doc’s image import functionality. This will allow the users to import images straight from Google Drive, the LIFE photo archive or even directly from a web camera. Google has also introduced more than 60 new template documents enabling the users to get straight down to business instead of wasting time in creating a template.

The templates are designed for work, home, school, fun, holiday and more. Examples of some of the types of templates include resumes, newsletters, recipes, photo-sharing and legal invoices.

Google™ Chrome Beta hits v.10, and Chrome Developer hits v.11

Google Chrome version 10 is available for the public and version 11 is now available for developers. On top of the list of new features in Google Chrome is JavaScript along with the “Crankshaft” version of the new V8 JavaScript Engine. JavaScript is used for a number of web-based applications such as Google Docs. Crankshaft is capable of enhancing by sixty five percent the performance of the V8 benchmark suite of Google. It uses adaptive compilation, identifying important code and optimizing that code as required.

Google Chrome offers data encryption through its password management utility. The design of Google Chrome is based on the WebKit layout engine and application framework. The bowser now incorporates the SandBox technology. It prevents your computer from getting infected from malware and other security threats. The browsers comes with new add-ons, themes, personas and settings, so that you customize it according to your requirements and preferences.

Existing users of Google Chrome automatically get updated to the new version as and when Google Chrome is accessed after the launch of the new version. Google Chrome can be regarded as one of the most user friendly, advanced and secure browsers that are now available. Other popular web browsers include, Internet Explorer from Microsoft, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, etc.

FTP Client Cyberduck 4 Brings Support for Windows and Cloud Storage

Cyberduck, the free and popular file transfer application, has released a new update. Version 4.0 extends the much-awaited indigenous Windows support, while adding also new features such as the power to upload the various services of cloud storage and maintenance for files to the extent of five terabytes in size.

The other significant feature is that Cyberduck may now look after one’s Google Docs, permitting one to directly upload files to one’s account to convert the same. This is a big thing if one has several documents. Uploading of images is supported and may be imported utilizing OCR or optical character recognition. For all new features of Cyberduck one may refer the official change log.

The recent edition of Cyberduck 4.0 has come out of beta which can be downloaded free. The software is basically an SFTP/FTP client; however, it also can upload to different cloud platforms comprising of Google, WebDAV, Windows Azure, Rackspace, and more.

Some other features which are new include the capability to choose a bookmark for uploading while dragging files in the apps, or copy and paste utilizing menu for duplicating. Innumerable bugs have been quashed in the meanwhile, like high CPU utilization after completing a transfer. Lengthy histories must not result in slowing down and queued transfers always should begin in perfect order in place of a random one. The Mac software is consisting of the Universal Binary needing Mac OS X 10.5. Windows version is available also for the first time, giving support to Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Apple has filed quietly for getting a patent which may hint at Mac OS X Lion receiving an in built cloud feature backup. The app, labelled Safe Deposit Box in patent, will let users drop and drag files into encrypted space of optional type which will keep them secure not requiring a system of entire volume protection such as File Vault. However, preferences will let users able to maintain a local copy and thrust it out to the cloud storage or server bank for backup off-site.

If a users desires, they can prioritize files via a system of rating which will automatically identify what standard of backup and security they receive. Security will be fine grained relatively as well. It can lock down files on a primary level having encryption.

Google™ Tool to Move Microsoft® Files to Web

Always dreamt of an application that allows you to work online on documents, but not able to do so? Now it is all possible for you because Google is all set the launch an application that makes you able to edit files online. Now with the said application it will be possible for you to do so. There are different files you want and wish to work online. It is possible for you now to transfer the Microsoft files on the web (Internet). As per the news coming from Google, it will be possible for you to edit and work online with this brand new application.  The application makes you able to do word processing online with the help of applications like Google Docs. They are giving a tough competition to the Windows applications like Word, Excel and the other corporate oriented application PowerPoint.

You must have heard about cloud computing. The new application going to be launched by Google is called Cloud Connect, applicable for the Microsoft Word applications. Google says that it takes all the office files to the Google server and it gives these files a new and unique address so that they could be accessed through Google Docs. It is possible to get the access from any computer through an Internet connection. After the files are available on the web, it is possible for anyone to access these files through Google Docs and edit these whenever you need them. Not only one person, but all the employees in case it is a online register for attendance, or in some other case if it is an online opinion poll, it can be accessed and easily edited anytime. Once these comments are made, these are visible for the people on the web; it is really great and a never before experience. It is an attempt to make it possible to get the employees at one place and share and edit the documents. Suppose there is some kind of product launch in the market for that the company wants to do a survey to deliver a better product. It is all possible with the new generation web connected document files.

Because there is no need to buy software when there is an application available with you. It is helpful in reduction of cost and it is a sure success to the low budget companies as well, because they are freed from the extra burden of different software and applications for each computer in the office. This great and revolutionary application is going to change the way people work in their offices and students the way they study.

Music Player to be included in Google™ Docs

Way back in July 2010, there was a lot of buzz around with the cloud music mobile app enabling owners to upload their favorite music tracks on Google docs. Although this was done in a rather questionable manner, when, Google added the upload function to Google Docs allowing users to upload files, and the iPhone app made facilities for audio files to be uploaded to Google Docs. Users would have to upload music using their computer’s browsers, allowing iPhone owners to access a large number of songs through the Google Docs cloud application. As of the last fortnight – mid January, 2011, we had some unofficial news and tips about Google adding preview pane and music player to their collection of Google Docs.

Cloud computing is making various features erstwhile unimaginable a reality. First we saw, SaaS, then HaaS, IaaS, PaaS, ITaaS, etc. Google has been able to introduce this feature of Google Docs on cloud computing with ability to even play video, changing their erstwhile positioning of Google Docs as a business service, inline or against Microsoft Office. Acrobat Pro has also included playability of audio and also audio and video. Although Google has been reluctant in providing information on the introduction of Music player in Google Docs, as a feature in the past, it is now much clearer that, with the addition of Video Player announced in mid January 2011, Music Player is not far away.

CNet announced long back, “store music in Google Docs. Play it on your iPhone.” CES 2011 and the Android success as also various Smartphones like Google Nexus I, etc. hitting the news with phenomenal favorable response worldwide, this consumer oriented feature of Music Player is something that Google can’t hold back too long. Of course, there is also the large growth of streaming music from cloud from various quarters and with Google Docs now allowing uploading of any file types, streaming music application is more than inevitable.

Somewhere in March 2010, the name Simplify Media, a popular music and photo streaming service besides suddenly shutting down its services, also pulled off its mobile applications from Apple’s App Store. A couple of months later the news broke out that Google had acquired Simplify Media and would use their technology to allow Android users stream music to their phones. One more strong indication that Google would use this facility available on their own “Google Docs.” Come November 2010 saw, Google Chrome with Google Docs Media Player as a Google Chrome extension.

This new feature supported various video formats, audio formats, still image formats, animation formats and other formats like KAR (Karaoke), MIDI, Quick Draw GX etc. With the history of Google playing around with different ideas and products, and with statements of product management teams of Google Docs personnel periodically, it is still not clear whether Google Docs will be an alternative to iTunes anywhere in the near future. Leaks on the web with so called codes for the music player, playlists and preview panes for the Google Docs – myth – mystery – reality. Keep guessing!

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