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Simple Docs: Make Google Docs your default application for documents in Ubuntu

So school is back along with writing labs and reports... so here's a quick app to make it easy to open documents, spreadsheets, and powerpoints in Google Docs directly from your desktop without needing to upload them.

Introducing Simple Docs


1. It should be in the Ubuntu App Center soon (once approved). Until then, add the PPA to your system. Open a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:frmdstryr/simple-docs
2. Next install simple-docs
sudo apt-get install simple-docs
3. Configure simple-docs (set it as the default application)
simple-docs --configure
4. Finally, find a document and it will open in Google Docs!

Enjoy!