MakeUseOf: 5 Free PDF Editor Websites to Create, Fill, Annotate or Alter PDF Files. “PDF is the default file format for important documents. Whether it’s a form you need to fill or something you need others to read, these web apps will help you get everything done with a PDF, without ever installing any software. You probably interact with PDFs many times a week, or even every day. Since these files look the same on any device, we still rely on PDFs heavily.” The comments in this article note accurately that if you have a PDF with sensitive information on it, it’s poor security practice to just randomly upload it to a Web site you don’t have thorough knowledge of. But it’s been my experience that there are plenty of PDFs that are not sensitive and just need editing, which is why I’m posting this here.
The Verge: Microsoft Word is getting a to-do feature to help people manage documents. “Microsoft is starting to test a new to-do feature in Word today. The software maker found that a lot of people leave notes in their Word documents as placeholders to add more text, images, or charts. Microsoft is now making these notes a lot more powerful with a to-do feature that automatically tracks when you’ve left these little notes for yourself or others.”
Lifehacker: How to Use Google Drive’s New ‘View History’ Feature. “If you use Google Docs (or Sheets, or Slides) you may have noticed a recent pop-up letting you know that ‘Editors can now see you view history.’ Without any context, the message is a little confusing—even disconcerting if you’re the paranoid type—but there’s nothing to be worried about. Here’s what you need to know about the latest feature coming to Google Drive.”
Make Tech Easier: Software Roundup: 9 Google Docs Add-ons to Extend Its Functionalities . “As if the built-in features of Google Docs weren’t enough, there are now a number of add-ons that you can use with the Docs to add more features while creating your documents. In the following roundup we cover nine add-ons from our Software Discovery section that will help you do more with your documents created in Google Docs.”
The Register: Dropbox to let Google reach inside it and rummage about. “Dropbox and Google have announced they will integrate some of their services. As explained by Dropbox, the plan means its users ‘will be able to create, open, edit, save, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly from Dropbox. And when you’re working in Dropbox, you’ll be able to save Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to your Dropbox account.'”
Joyce Valenza: Google Docs and Drive Add-ons for CC0 images. “If you use Google Docs and Slides to create and communicate, you may be interested in how easy it now is to incorporate free, copyright-friendly images into your projects without having to leave your document to search for them. I was surprised to discover my very favorite image portals were available in the form of add-ons.” Quick roundup but so useful if you do a lot of writing in Google Docs / Google Drive!
VentureBeat: Google Drive now lets you comment and collaborate on Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and images. “Yesterday, Microsoft announced plans to attract new OneDrive customers through a special ‘free-switch’ offer aimed at rival cloud storage services from the likes of Google. Today, Google revealed it was turbo-charging Google Drive to include a bunch of new features designed to appease Microsoft Office users across the spectrum.”