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Google Docs gets convert, zip & download feature

Download collection of documents in one go

Google is giving users of Docs, its online application suite, the ability to download a number of documents simultaneously.

Google said the Convert, Zip and Download feature was a joint effort between the Google Docs engineering team and Google's Data Liberation Front - a small team of engineers that aims to make it easy for users to transfer their personal data in and out of Google's services.

The feature lets you convert Google Docs into a format of your choice (MS Office, Open Office, PDF etc) and download them as a zip file.

"No longer do you have to download each document individually (which can take a lot of time, if you have hundreds of documents like I do!); just select the relevant Docs, click on 'Export' from the 'More Actions' menu, and download them in one go," said Google.

We hope users find the new export feature useful - and urge them to keep an eye out for more upcoming Data Liberations," said Brian Fitzpatrick, Data Liberation engineering manager.

"We strongly believe that users - not products - should control their data, and should be able to quickly and easily take that data out of any product without a hassle. We've already liberated more than half of our products, and are working hard to address the remaining challenges."

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