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FeatureMobile VersionDesktop VersionNotes
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Document CreationYesYesMobile version only supports plain text.
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Spreadsheet CreationYesYesArguably the most well-developed aspect of Docs on the iPad. Very intuitive and solid mobile editing platform.
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Presentation CreationYes (NEW)noSorry, not going to work on your iPad.
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Drawing CreationNonoSorry, not going to work on your iPad.
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Document SharingYesYesA recent update to the mobile view added the ability to share.
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Real-Time CollaborationSort ofSort ofCollaborative editing is delayed 5-10 seconds and sometimes requires a refresh of the document.
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File OrganizationYes (NEW)YesIt is possible to create new collections and add things to a collection using the desktop version. The size of the buttons makes this a bit challenging however.
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Presentation ViewingYesYesPresentations are wonderful to view on the iPad, you just can't edit them. "View Together" is not supported.
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Chart/Graph creationNoNoView only
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Spreadsheet FormulaeNoYesHope you have small fingers!
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FormsNoYesWorks fairly well
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Image Insertion into docNoLimitedGoogle Image Search and Picassa Web Albums are the only options that work. Upload doesn't link to Camera Roll and URL doesn't support copy/paste.
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Rich-text editing in DocsYesLimitedButtons are difficult to navigate, especially in pull-down menus.
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Web ClipboardNoNo
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ChatNoYesWorks surprisingly well!
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PrintNoNoOpens up a blank page
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Download AsNoNoOpens up a blank page
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Revision HistoryNoYesA bit flaky
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Table in DocNoLimitedVery difficult to select table size using the drop down menu. Can be done.
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File UploadNoNoDoes Nothing
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CommentsLimitedDon't knowIt works, but it's SUCH a departure from the experience on a regular computer. I need this as a teacher, as I use it for leaving comments. But the "footnote view" of the mobile version is nearly useless.
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Add files to collectionsNoYesOption does not present itself in mobile view
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