Google Docs is a popular free office suit from Google, providing a web based interface and cloud based storage to let you create and edit Documents and Spreadsheets through any online device With a web browser.
It is possible to access your Google Docs files using the default browser on the iPhone but it’s a little restrictive on the iPhone’s small screen, but there is a free app which makes this process easy.
NoteMaster Lite is a free word processor for the iPhone which is easy to use and provides Google Doc synchronisation.
NoteMaster Lite is a Competent word processor in it’s own right with the ability to add pictures, bullets hyperlinks and numbering to documents.
In the settings section in the App you can add your Google Docs login credentials, this will create a new sync folder in your Google account and when you click on the app’s sync button any document in the sync folder gets copied to your iPhone and any updated document gets copied back to your google docs folder. The facility to email documents is also provided.
This also allows you to work on your documents offline without an active data connection.
The iPhone might not seem like a natural choice for document creation or productivity but NoteMaster lite with its Google docs synchronisation provides the ideal tool for working whilst on the move.
There may be times when it would be useful to be able to make notes on the iPhone, for example to take meeting notes or to make a shopping list and not have to take a piece of paper with you. This functionality comes as standard with a utility called Notes, which comes free on the iPhone but is often over looked as users head straight for the App Store.
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Notes is an easy to use and quick text editor which provides text entry functionality through the iPhones virtual keyboard, notes are well presented with several type faces to choose from and spell checking is provided through the iPhones standard dictionary but the app is designed to be a virtual note pad for writing notes so don’t expect any drawing tools, but the app does everything its meant to do and does it well.
When you launch the App all the existing saved documents are displayed in a list and are launched easily by a finger swipe on the desired note.
When in a note there’s a tool bar at the bottom of the screen which allows you to navigate through notes, delete a note and send the note as an email, this email function is very useful for sharing your notes quickly an easily with others.