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Top apps for use with Google Docs

Which are some of the best apps to help you organize your life and sync your files across Google services?
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CloudOn

Name: CloudOn

Developer: CloudOn

Price: Free

CompatibilityiOS | Android

CloudOn is a popular productivity app which has been downloaded over seven million times. The app seamlessly integrates with cloud storage providers including Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and Hightail; allowing you to access documents, spreadsheets and presentations through your mobile device from anywhere thanks to the cloud. Microsoft Office documents, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe .PDF files, are all supported and can be edited through your iPad or iPhone. It is also possible to share files so you and your colleagues can work on the same document remotely. 

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NoteMaster

Name: NoteMaster

Developer: Kabuki Vision

Price: $3.99

CompatibilityiOS | Android

NoteMaster is a straightforward app for taking notes. Connected up with Dropbox or Google Drive, users can create notes, to-do lists and tasks -- inserting text, images, photos and drawings as you go -- before uploading and backing up data through cloud storage. Information is automatically synced when you open and close the app. Notes synced with Dropbox become .docx files, while files synced with Google Drive are saved as Google Docs documents, allowing editing and viewing online. 

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Awesome Note

Name: Awesome Note

Developer: BRID

Price: $3.99

CompatibilityiOS

Awesome Note is another Google Drive-ready app which includes a note taker, to-do list, diary, reminder service and ongoing project features. The app, which also integrates within the iOS Calendar and Reminder systems, supports photo, map and drawing attachments to notes, backup via Wi-Fi and iTunes sharing. You can also sync your files and transfer them to Evernote. 

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Spanning Stats

NameSpanning Stats

Developer: Google

While not an app, Spanning Stats requires a mention. The extension allows users to analyze their Google Drives and Docs usage, including how many files are being stored, the types of files, how much storage is used by space-heavy media such as films and music, and when you are most actively using the service. 

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GoodReader for iPad

Name: GoodReader for iPad

Developer: Good.iWare

Price: $4.99

CompatibilityiOS

GoodReader for iPad is a .PDF reader which handles large .PDF and text files, books, magazines and renderings of up to 100Mb. You can also edit .PDFs with text, sticky notes, shapes and freehand drawings. Files can then be synced across Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, Box and Google Drive. 

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Scanner Pro

Name: Scanner Pro

Developer: Readdle

Price: $6.99

CompatibilityiOS

Scanner Pro is a useful, flexible app for scanning documents including receipts, notes and documents quickly. Users can adjust size, cropping, brightness and color when scanning, and you can also use the application to scan and sign documents before sending them back to sources. 

Scanned and saved documents can then be emailed, printed, or uploaded to Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote. Naturally, the scanner will work best with modern devices that are equipped with high-quality cameras. 

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Sheet2

Name: Sheet2

Developer: Byte2

Price: $3.99

CompatibilityiOS

Sheet2 is a spreadsheet application which lets you create, edit and share XLS/XLSX format spreadsheets on your iPhone. Users can work with multiple spreadsheets, search and sort cells, use formulas and use different formatting features. 

The app, compatible with Excel, Numbers and any other XLS/XLSX-based Spreadsheet program, works best with Google Docs. 

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