Unity Google Docs scope landed in Ubuntu 12.10 (by default)
The web is definitely playing a relevant role in Quantal, under the umbrella of Ubuntu Web Apps, exciting approach focused on making the web a first class citizen for the Ubuntu desktop.
As part of the mentioned development "effort", Online Accounts have been integrated and implemented by default, allowing the user to enter numerous accounts' details into a "global" place, positioned "inside" System Settings.
The mentioned latter change, pushes one's accounts into desktop applications, "triggering" interesting behaviors, such as submitting a picture to Picasa is to be authenticated via the previously-entered-account-details-into System Settings' Online Accounts.
Unity Google Docs scope landed in Ubuntu 12.10 (by default), handy addition that gathers one's documents from Google Docs, consequently, accessing Google Docs documents can be performed by opening the Dash and typing a word, search that (if matched) displays the related Google documents into the Dash (Dash Home and/or Unity Files lens), clicking on a displayed items, opens it via the default web-browser.
In order to make the Google Docs scope usable (to display items), the Google account details must be entered into System Settings' Online Accounts under
Unity Google Docs scope carefully manages the data, data exposed with appropriate icons according to its format, thus allowing the user to easily identify the searched&found items, such as drawings, DOC files, presentations, etc.
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