Google's Slides presentation app now available for iOS devices

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You're getting ready to give a marketing presentation in PowerPoint but you need to make some last minute changes and all you have with you at the meeting is an iPad.

Don't worry. Google has now got your back, explains Li-Wei Lee, software engineer at Google. The search giant unveiled a standalone Slides presentation app Monday for iOS devices that enables you to edit Microsoft Office documents directly.

Also this week, Google added the capability to edit Office files directly in its Docs word processing app and Sheets spreadsheet app for iOS devices, apps which have been available for months. The Docs, Sheets and Slides apps now have offline editing capabilities as well in case your Wi-Fi connection is spotty.

Back in April, Google announced the break-up of its Docs, Sheets and Slides mobile apps from its Google Drive storage service.

At that time, Google offered standalone apps for Docs word processing and Sheets spreadsheet software for iOS and Android devices. It promised to offer soon a standalone Slides presentation app for those mobile devices.

"While the Drive app is a convenient place to store your stuff, we want to make it easier for you to quickly find, edit and create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go," Brian Levee, a Google product manager, explained at the time.

Google delivered on its promise to offer the Slides app for Android in June, and this week Slides became available for iOS devices.

For more:
- check out Lee's blog
- read articles by The Verge and Engadget

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