Thoughts on Google Docs PDF Support

It's no secret that I love the cloud and try to keep all of my data in it. So when Google announced that they added PDF support a few weeks ago, I was listening. Last night I had the bright idea to move my treasured PDFs from my S3 account to Google Docs, where I would easily be able to read them with Google's built-in preview and access the original files. Furthermore, I figured Google would have tied in PDF support with Google Gears, which allows users to put Google Docs to work even when offline.

Google Docs PDF Preview

PDF support in Google Docs seems to be lackluster at best. While I am fully aware they did not aim to include PDF editing for whatever reason, that's fine with me - just being able to easily read PDFs is enough. Unfortunately, Google didn't even get that part right.

I want to use Google Docs as an online media hub to store and view various files online without having to download the original and tinker with it locally but that dream will have to wait.

Have you tried uploading a PDF to Google Docs? Do you use Google Docs regularly?

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"Thoughts on Google Docs PDF Support" by @Stammy

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