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Google Docs Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Google Docs product overview

Price starts from

$

6

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What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Videos

Google Docs pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

25.3K

Price starts from

$

6

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Google Docs features

Functionality

4.5

/5

25.3K
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Most valued features by users

Collaboration Tools
File Sharing
Team Chat
Project Management
Notes Management
Document Generation

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Google Docs users reviews

Overall rating

4.7

/5

25.3K

Positive reviews

97%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.21/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
As good or better than any other wordprocessing software. The bonus is that it seamlessly integrates with other google software.

Kerry W.

Some of the most prominent features of this app are. It's powerful and has a very elegant and simple user interface.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

I love how easy it is to use and how file sharing is super integrated. The quality for the cost of the product is super.

LT

Logan T.

Cons
Some options are missing from it, but that is to be expected from a web-based app. The only thing I dislike is how hard it is to open the documents generated in Google Docs through other software.

BT

Boris T.

The icons are small and it's easy to accidentally press the wrong button or hit the wrong combination of keystrokes and change the menu into tiny icons with no explanations.

SA

Sarah A.

Many companies block people from using Google Sheets. I am not sure if it is a security issue or why, but it is very frustrating when your documents are there and the site is blocked.

VP

Valerie P.

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Overall Rating

Google Docs Review

Reviewed 17 days ago

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Sonja J.: Hi, my name is Sonja. I'm a customer support lead. I give Google Docs a four out of five, and...

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Google Docs.

Reviewed 13 days ago

I love using Google docs, primarily for its ability to save file online which enables me to retrieve it anywhere and in any device just by logging in to my Gmail, and it offers almost all the vital editing tools that are offered in other prominent Word programs.

Pros

Google Docs is a good document manager for editing and reading word document. It is easy to use and is absolutely free. It saves docs on Google Drive and syncs with your Gmail id just like other Google apps, which makes you able to access your files from anywhere and any device just by logging in to your Gmail account. It also performs spell check of your documents and correct any mistakes. Yo can also conduct in-app google search about a word. It also has a great alternate word choice predictor that offers suitable words or synonyms when needed. You can also download documents to your device for offline access. It also support transcribing or voice typing. Along with that, it also counts the number of words in a document.

Cons

I find Google Docs very useful and apt. The only bad thing about it that I personally observed is that when writing a docum6on Google Docs it saves to the server only and not to the device by default, which sometimes is annoying if you are trying to access that document in absence of internet connectivity.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Not perfect as a word processor, but the gold standard for collaboration

Reviewed 16 days ago

Google Docs is the gold standard for document collaboration and sharing. You can send a link so that everyone always sees the latest file (instead of emails bouncing back and forth), you can give and get and accept feedback. Word is the better processor, but OneDrive is unreliable at best for filesharing and the collaborative features in OneDrive are just awful. For anything that will be seen by anyone but me, Google Docs is all I use.

Pros

Google Docs makes it SO easy to collaborate with others on documents, give, request, and incorporate comments, and share files that can be updated in realtime. For collaboration and sharing, Google Docs is the only platform I use.

Cons

As a word processor, it doesn't have all the great features that Word has. It's not ideal for creating a new document if you need a lot of formatting options (ESPECIALLY tables, which are a nightmare in Docs). Luckily, you can always just upload a document you've created in Word to Docs and it does a pretty good job keeping formatting.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Your documents always available

Reviewed a month ago

In general, it's a good Office Suite to work online and share or collaborate, it has plenty of room to improve, some functionalities from popular office suites are there, but, are hard to locate, others aren't there at all.

Pros

I have used Google Docs for a while, it's a complete Office Suite and since the mobile version I have access to important and sensitive information for my daily business activities, it's good for share and collaborates with other folks at the office, allowing a great flow of information, saving a lot of time in the process.

Cons

Sometimes it's hard to open documents from my desktop computer office suite (MS Office) to our Google Drive using Google Docs, some formats can't export or won't open at all, I have to spend extra time making a new version of it, having both documents opened at the same time in order for my to copy all the info from one to the other.

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The Only Docs Program You Need

Reviewed 11 days ago

I am working on a poetry book, 2 novels, and more and was overwhelmed at my computer totally crashing just because I was using my open-source editor/etc program and would not only waste acres of time but actually lose works because it didn't save then up to the point of crashing. This program never crashes but if my browser freezes, when it unfreezes, I am exactly back where I was with zero loss. And...it is free. And Google! Love Google!

Pros

I can say immediately, that it is free! Moreover, I have been using an open-source program for decades that was the same and better than the most popular for all of my writing and document needs. I had not used Google Docs much, honestly, till the last couple of years as I thought it was perhaps too simple for my needs. Wow! I was wrong, wrong, wrong! It is a bit simpler, yes, but exactly what I need. Additionally, the fact that I don't ever have to save anything at all -- it is automatic, makes all the difference in the world. Online, offline, it is a writer's dream and equally great for business.

Cons

On my tablet, it is easy to get into and write or edit but I cannot seem to find all the functionalities such as the fonts I need to change to for certain projects. I found it by accident after several minutes and then couldn't find it again. However, I am sure it is only because of the app on the tablet, which is totally new to me, and that I just need to familiarize myself more. On my pc/laptop, neither have that issue at all.

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Google Docs.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Google Docs is an excellent document editor and due to its synchronization with gmail id, it offers a high degree of accessibility.

Pros

Google Docs is a free document writer and editor and comes free of cost. It auto corrects your spelling mistakes. It has a lot of add-ons. As it syncs with Gmail, you can easily access your documents from anywhere and on any device just by logging in through your Gmail. You can also use it through voice typing and keeps a track of your work count. Sharing documents is very easy in it. Also you can search anything with google in-app from the written text. It also gives you the option to lookup for alternative words.

Cons

Google docs is weak in formatting as it lacks many fonts. Also it lacks support for a lot of document file formats. As it is primarily online application, you cannot access a document in absence of internet if you haven't downloaded and saved it ro your device.

Google Docs FAQs and common questions

Google Docs has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $6.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription


Google Docs has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Google Docs supports the following languages:
Polish, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Ukrainian, Spanish, Danish, English, Portuguese, Irish, Swedish, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Finnish, French, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Hungarian, Indonesian, Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Hebrew, German, Dutch, Turkish, Russian


Google Docs supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad


No, Google Docs does not have an API available.


Google Docs integrates with the following applications:
Dropbox Business, Gmail, Microsoft OneDrive, Trello, Google Drive, Slack, Zoho Writer, Google Calendar


Google Docs offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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