Google Docs is a popular, free online service that lets you create simple documents without having to store anything on your computer. Google Docs is a great app for basic work, but anything more than simple text editing, simple presentations and simple spreadsheets you may want to look into Microsoft Office or one free alternative called Libreoffice .
You will need to have a Google account to use it, but of course they are free. You will never need to buy an upgrade like you do with Microsoft Office, so it will save you a lot of money in the long run. Another benefit is that all of your files are secure and you will never need to back up.
The main benefit to using Google Docs is that you can collaborate, this would be useful in a work environment if you need to work on a document with more than one person. Google Docs allows you to do this without any additional software.
It allows you to upload your own files in a variety of formats including all of the iWork and Microsoft Office formats.
There are 6 main things that you can create with Google Docs: Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms, Drawings and Tables (although this is still in beta at the moment). When you create a document, you can share it with people so they can either collaborate or just so that they can view it as long as both people are on the internet. For presentations and spreadsheets it works exactly the same.
If you use Gmail as well, this will integrate well because you can set permissions to specific Gmail addresses.
Give it a try today, you might just be surprised!
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