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Google’s free suite of web apps has just been updated to allow for the uploading and viewing of Photoshop .PSD files. The move should simplify the process of exchanging commissioned work between designers and clients, which often requires converting the PSD’s to Adobe’s other standard, PDF.

You dont even have to upload the file yourself. As long as it’s online you can point the Google Docs Viewer straight to it and view it in your browser.

Other supported filetypes that can be viewed using Google Docs include: Microsoft Office 2010 documents (.DOCX, .XLSX etc…), Adobe Illustrator documents (.AI), AutoCAD (.DXF) and font files (.TTF).

The move makes Google Docs more of a universal file viewer than a simple set of web apps with bundled storage.

In other Google-related news Gmail has recently been updated to enable Chrome’s in-built PDF viewer by default. The viewer was added a while back, and out-performs Google’s own Docs viewer so much that Gmail has made the jump. Chrome’s plugin-less PDF viewer can be enabled in Chrome by visiting about:plugins within the browser.


Do you use Google Docs? Will you make use of the new Photoshop support? How about Chrome’s in-built PDF reader? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. prowordpress
    March 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Google docs usefull tool I think