Since the announcement of the Google Apps suite, the search giant was continuously working on it, the solution being regarded as the perfect alternative for the old fashioned Microsoft Office.
Today, the company's employees revealed a new ability for the Google Base service, adding interoperability with Google Spreadsheet, the online document editor application. You're now able to use Google Base with Spreadsheets documents, allowing you to work with tab-delimited (TSV files) directly from the online interface of the service.
"We're happy to let you know that Google Base is now accepting tab-delimited (or TSV) bulk upload files formatted using Google Spreadsheets. Most spreadsheet programs allow you to export data into a TSV file, and Google Spreadsheets is no exception," Naureen Kabir, Google Base Support, sustained in a blog post published on the official website of Google Base.
In fact, what is a TSV file? The TSV format is a database exported into a tab delimited file that is compatible with almost any text editor or with Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet application included into the well known Office suite. Now, it's almost obvious this latest improvement is meant to improve the quality of the Google Office solution and make it able to compete with the other rival designed by the software giant.
However, Google works on the Apps suite and this is very exciting as all the users are finally able to choose another Office solution than the one powered by Microsoft. Some time ago, I wrote an article to present the main advantages of the Google Office suite in comparison to Microsoft Office: the freeware license and the possibility to access it from numerous locations with a single Google account. As I mentioned at that time, Google Apps is available for free but the company also made it available in a new flavor, especially designed for premium and paying users.