Last Updated Dec 10, 2010 2:09 PM EST
Yesterday, Google turned things up a notch by making the Desktop version of the Google Docs editor available to iPad users.
This is still a far cry from an honest-to-goodness word processor or spreadsheet editor, but it's suitable for those times when you need to make some "advanced" tweaks to your document. I was able to do things like cut and paste text, change alignment and formatting, add a hyperlink, and so on. It was slow, buggy, and kludgy, but it worked.
To access the Desktop editor, open a document and tap Edit. When the mobile editor opens, tap the More button (the little double down-arrow) and choose Use Desktop Version. Again, don't expect miracles, but do expect a little extra business functionality from your iPad.