Quip, the Google Wave-like collaborative word processing app created by two former Google employees, has just been updated to version 2.0.
As expected from a 2.0 release, the new version introduces a number of significant new features and improvements.
For one thing, Quip 2.0 includes the ability to publish documents with a link that allows anyone to read the shared files without having to install the Quip or creating a Quip account. The app's new publishing functionality also comes with options that let you control who can access and what others can do with your published documents, allowing you to send a private editable link or a view-only link.
Quip 2.0 also features a full-text search engine for all of your documents and messages in the app. This new search engine even supports custom search operators (e.g. from:, mention:, in:) to help you find what you're looking for more quickly and easily.
In addition, the updated app comes with an improved design for easier navigation between documents and messages, and for quicker access to frequently opened documents (with the app's new “pinning” feature).
Quip 2.0 also includes support for exporting any document in Microsoft Word .docx format and for embedding source code snippets in documents.