Google Docs now supports ZIP, RAR

Google announced new features for a number of their services yesterday, and this was one that fell through the cracks. That's a pity; I thought it was the most important.

You can now open ZIP and RAR and gDocs will treat them like a folder. It's not much news but I'm thrilled. I needed the feature.

If you read the announcement, it talks about how Google Docs  is so wonderful now that you can read ZIP and RAR. TBH, I never really used Google Docs aside from viewing email attachments, which I almost always opened in gDocs. It might seem a little silly to be excited about this, but the lack of ZIP and RAR was a pain. I'd largely stopped using archives as email attachments. Downloading them just to open and look at a file took too long.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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