Google Apps gains OCR… bye eFax, document management industry

Google’s product development is brilliant at using its other products to build new ones. The Apps team has just put the optical character recognition from Google’s book scanning project into Google Docs. Upload the scan of a page and have it turned into editable text.

Add that to Google Voice (now launched in the US) and bye bye eFax’s business model.

Add a few tweaks and Google can take on the document management industry.