Google Docs app brings snap and paste to Android

Text recognition via smartphone camera takes the leg work out of being a spy

The Android faithful have been gifted a free dedicated standalone Google Docs app with all the expected trimmings and one very nice surprise. The app, previously a mobile web tool, can recognise characters optically. That is to say, through the camera. Snap a photo of text and it can be converted automagically to an editable document. It might struggle with handwriting and flowery fonts, but it’s the exciting start of a new – dare we say it – smartphone necessity.

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