You might already know that up until now, it was only possible to view Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations using your iPhone's Safari browser.
Google has just announced on the Google Docs blog that you will now be able to also edit, filter and sort spreadsheets on your iPhone.
Eric Bogs, User Interface Software Engineer made the following announcement on the Google Docs blog:
by adding new capabilities with List View for spreadsheets. You can
quickly view, edit, sort, and filter your spreadsheets on a variety of
mobile devices including Android-powered devices like the T-Mobile G1,
the iPhone and iPod touch, and the Nokia S60."
The edit functionality is quite basic, you need to click on an "Edit" link to edit each row. Its not as intuitive as some of their other iPhone web apps. As you might expect, it also does not have all the functionality that is available in the desktop version.
However, the ability to edit spreadsheets when you are on the move can be quite useful. Any changes that are made on your iPhone gets synced and immediately available on the desktop version.
The edit functionality is currently available only for Google Docs Spreadsheets, so you can only view Presentations and Docs.
You can checkout some of the screenshots of the new functionality below:
Google has recently released their lightweight to-do list manager, Gmail Tasks for the iPhone, followed that with the announcement that they
will be releasing their new feature in Google Maps called Latitude that
allows users to share their location with their friends and family for
the iPhone, towards the end of last week released the optimized
version of Google Books for the iPhone and released Google Sync Beta which allows you to Sync your Google Calendar and Gmail Contacts to your iPhone Over the Air earlier in the week.
What do you think about the ability to edit Google Docs spreadsheets on your iPhone? We would also like to hear how you plan to use it in the comments below.[via Google Docs Blog]