PC Magazine: How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive

PC Magazine: How to Encrypt a Document Stored on Google Drive. “If you want to keep your files safe from prying eyes, encryption is your best bet—especially if you’re going to store those files in the cloud, where data breaches and other security issues can expose them to the outside world.”

PC World: Zoho Office Suite taps AI to provide a free, powerful alternative to Office 365

PC World: Zoho Office Suite taps AI to provide a free, powerful alternative to Office 365. “If you don’t want to pay for Microsoft’s AI-powered Microsoft Office, there are alternatives—including Zoho’s free Zoho Office Suite. Zoho’s alternatives to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Keep launch today, complete with their own intelligent features that are arguably friendlier than Microsoft’s own.”

Engadget: New Google Docs toolkit can automate tasks

Engadget: New Google Docs toolkit can automate tasks . “Are you tired of having to wade through Google Docs files, or make countless changes to templates every time you want to use them? Google might soon bring relief. It’s officially launching a Google Docs programming interface that lets developers automate many common tasks, whether it’s inserting text, changing the formatting or managing lists. If you’re producing invoices, for example, an app could automatically fill out product info and numbers.”

The Register: LibreOffice patches malicious code-execution bug, Apache OpenOffice… wait for it, wait for it… doesn’t

The Register: LibreOffice patches malicious code-execution bug, Apache OpenOffice… wait for it, wait for it… doesn’t. “A security flaw affecting LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice has been fixed in one of the two open-source office suites. The other still appears to be vulnerable.”

Lifehacker: How Do I Create a Searchable Archive of PDFs?

Lifehacker: How Do I Create a Searchable Archive of PDFs?. “In this week’s tech-advice column at Lifehacker—keep your questions coming, folks!—we’re helping out a reader who has way too many important papers that need to make a magical transition to the digital realm. At least, that sounds a lot more exciting than ‘Optical Character Recognition,’ which doesn’t really roll off the tongue.”

How-To Geek: The Best Google Docs Add-Ons

How-To Geek: The Best Google Docs Add-Ons . “Google Docs add-ons work similarly to how a browser extension works. They are a third-party app that you install to Google Docs to gain additional features. Some add-ons increase productivity (like proofreading tools) and some add more extensive capabilities (like allowing teachers to integrate grades into students papers). Here’s how to install them and some of our favorites.”