Google will add a presentation application to its Google Apps lineup by year-end, and possibly could add other applications to that suite. These include video, note-taking, blogging and group-discussion applications. Google also is aiming to establish parity between the offline and online capabilities of its productivity suite, says Matthew Glotzbach, director of product management in Google's enterprise division.
Google last week introduced a set of APIs as part of a browser extension called Google Gears that will let Web-based applications work in disconnected mode. "Presentation is a feature of Google Documents, it's not as much building a separate presentation application," Glotzbach says. "We are building this ability to present from a document."