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Google announced 12 new supported file types in Google Docs, their online office productivity suite. The most exciting part of this announcement is that several design related file types including Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) and Illustrator (.AI).
This means that proofing images between clients and freelancers just got easier! With Adobe Postscript (.EPS, .PS) and SVG (.SVG) vector images also being supported, companies who work in publishing and printing are obviously be targeted by Google as a developing vertical market. Google Apps is doing a great job at giving creatives every reason to take a second look at leaving Apple mail, aging Microsoft Exchange servers and email hosted by website providers for the centralized, collaborative and cloud based solution known as Google Docs.
Other new supported file types include Microsoft Office 2010 Powerpoint files (.PPTX), Autocad (.DXF), True Type fonts (.TTF) and Apple pages (.PAGES) which are the equivalent of Microsoft Word.
Whenever possible, I try to educate these folks and help them understand the root problem with spam and how Google addresses it for the millions of email users, businesses and organizations they support.
You can now send out auto replies like Merlin Mann does which provide helpful FAQ information or whatever your mind can dream up!
I could use this to say to Rochenhost, “I have received your notice. Please allow 4-6 hours for a reply.”. This is like vacation reply but much more powerful. You can choose who gets a reply and then you can create as many “canned responses” as you want.
Yes, if you’re not using Gmail or Google Apps for your email, you’re living in the dark ages while everyone else has electricity.