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Last but not least, the app now supports an optical character recognition (OCR) feature. Using the app and your phone’s camera, you can turn photos with text into editable Google documents with the power of optical character recognition (OCR). To enjoy this new feature, you can just create a new ‘Document from Photo' or select the camera icon from the widget, and your converted document will appear in your documents list shortly after you snap the picture. You can also convert photos already stored on your phone by sharing them with the Google Docs app.
According to the developer, OCR does a pretty good job capturing unformatted text in English but won't recognize handwriting or some fonts. However the devs will make it better in the future.
Google Docs app is currently available in English and works on Android 2.1+ phones. You can try it out by scanning the QR code below or by visiting Android Market.
MultiCellPhone | Published on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in android, applications