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

LibreOffice is a cloud-based and on-premise suite of applications designed to help businesses, charities, and government...

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  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
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Pros

I used this majority of my way in high school, college and now the post graduate work like. It’s so easy to navigate and I LOVE IT I share documents with my colleges ans co workers it’s amazing.
Super easy to use since it's just like Microsoft Office. Great if your device doesn't have Office and you need to use the same platforms.
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.

Pros

What I liked best was that it is free software and has a lot to do with application features that are currently only available in the paid application.
It is super easy to write, edit, and save documents. It's simple to use interface makes it so easy to write important documents.
I like that this program is free, and an alternative solutions for Microsoft office. People like that it works just like office does.

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.
The downside of this is that someone can edit the document as you are presenting and mess with your presentation or confuse your line of thoughts.
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.

Cons

I quite dislike the lack of integrations with other products and apps like Microsoft Office does. It just makes your workflow sluggish.
My wife (long-term MS Word user with a Master's degree) struggled finding the functions she needed as opposed to how she did it in Word and got very frustrated.
There are some features are illogical and really hard to find. Opening word documents does not always work well and sometimes LibreOffice deforms the files.
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Key features

  • Total features17
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  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Multi-Language
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Productivity Tools
  • Project Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Total features20
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Multi-Language
  • Notes Management
  • Office Suite
  • Presentation Tools
  • Productivity Tools
  • Project Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing

Integrations

  • Total integrations350
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations2
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
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Carlos A.

11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Google Docs

It's an excellent platform to perform daily ofimatic work

Reviewed 5 years ago

Google Docs help me on my daily labours, sharing documents with my team and keeping them available in any device with a internet connection

Pros

Interface is clear and is very easy for work with other online, its also compatible with libreoffice

Cons

As others online applications it's very frustrating to work when we have a bad internet connection, asomething that is missing is a database of synonyms

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Ed E.

Law Practice, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Google Docs

Office Alternative

Reviewed 2 years ago

Again, to me the biggest benefit is the ability to get younger people easily involved because they've come up using google docs.

Pros

The auto-save feature is of course a plus, but more importantly you will find that younger people coming out of school are used to this software so it is easy to interact with them in a language they speak.

Cons

Google Docs doesn't compare with Microsoft Office or even LibreOffice in terms of a fully-functional word processor.

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Google Docs

It's free, and it's a perfect Office replacement

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It's a web app so you can access it anywhere you have a connection. It's free; I use this instead of Office or LibreOffice, or OpenOffice (which you shouldn't be using).

Cons

It's a double edged sword; being a web app means you need an internet connection to access your files. Which isn't always possible.

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David A.

51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Wonderful online docs editor

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

You have a online editor to write your docs and get them all time synchronize with all your devices. You can write your doc in your pc and later read and edit that in the mobile. Also you can invite any people to collaborate in your document

Cons

The tools that google docs provide is pretty limited, if you need do it a most complex document you should use any other document software like Microsoft Office or Libreoffice

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Information Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Docs

A very good and light option

Reviewed a year ago

A very good experience, I like it a lot, that much that I wrote my thesis on it :)

Pros

I really like not filling my pc with useless software, so why would I install Word or LibreOffice or whatever other heavy software if this little guy can perfectly manage 99% of use cases?

Cons

Premise: I really like this sw. That said, it is missing some more advanced features that competitors like word provides

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Artem M.

Research, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Docs

Good cloud docs engine

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, it's a very useful software and on my opinion it is the best-in-class one.

Pros

All the documents are in cloud, there is a support for multi-user editing in real-time, ability to convert the document into/from Word format.

Cons

Very inconvenient equation editor - you should use a mouse a lot. It would be much-much more useful if the equation editor was quite similar to the one in LibreOffice.

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Adam Victor B.

501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

The supreme online suite

Reviewed 5 years ago

We share way more easily, we do not lose our files and can edit it anywhere!

Pros

Very easy to use, beautiful and elegant. And very powerful: while it does not have all features from offline suites, it is the most feature-complete online suite we have found. And pairs very well with both Google tools (GMail, Calendar etc.) and others (e.g. Slack).

Cons

It is not as feature complete as offline alternatives (MS Office, LibreOffice). And it is slow and consumes a lot of memory! Nonetheless, we very rarely need something that it does not provide.

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Jeff L.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Easy Document Creation and Collaboration

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've used GDocs for over 2 years and use them quite often. They are helpful when using same docs at work and at home. Perfect for hybrid work environments (office/home).

Pros

This software is so easy to use. I love that it will open almost every type of word document file. This is especially helpful when you have team members that use Pages, MS Word, and LibreOffice.

Cons

The only con I have is the comments part of the software. You have to remember that when you put a comment on a document that it immediately shares the comments with the rest of the team using the document. If you want to add notes to the document for your personal reference, DO NOT COMMENT!

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Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Five star online collaboration on documents

Reviewed 5 years ago

Realtime collaboration on documents done right and for free. It basically kills products like etherpad lite. That's why we use it in the work all the time.

Pros

There are few modes of looking at documents - editing, viewing, suggestions. Suggestions is great addition where users only suggest changes and there can be discussion about it before accepting it. Also history is implemented very well.

Cons

There are some issues uploading locally created documents from LibreOffice. Google docs did not want to import some of the documents at all. Also displaying users who collaborate currently was not always easy to understand.

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Néstor M.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Better than MS Word

Reviewed 3 years ago

I´m really impressed with Google Docs. The guys from Google always keep updating and improving this tool. Plus... Google Docs has some unique features that might surprise you.

Pros

First things first: Google Docs is 100% free With that in mind... the amount of features and functionalities that Google Docs brings to the table is just insane. Google Docs cover all your needs when it comes to text processing and all that stuff. PS: Did I mention that you can work with your Google Docs offline too? Unless you REALLY need a pro-tool to writ

Cons

As a cloud based service, you can´t expect the same processing speed that desktop software can offer. So, yes... it will be a little bit slower than MS Word (but not really faster than LibreOffice).

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Computer Networking, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Docs

Keep all your work in one place

Reviewed 4 years ago

It is a really reliable tool when you want to keep all the work in one place, and collaborate with others in some file.

Pros

It is very simple and the idea behind this is amazing. No more work losses because of accidental reasons. Also it allows you to work alongside your team, and keep all the projects in one place.

Cons

There are some bugs with the images that must be solved. Also, it can not be considered a replacement to other files editors as office or libreoffice accuse it lacks of some really important features.

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Olga M.

Retail, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Docs

There are hot keys and autosave

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Google Docs is very convenient to work with, especially if I know the hot keys. I use this text editor every day, and I like it much more than LibreOffice and even Word. One of the main advantages is that the service automatically saves all the data on the server.

Cons

The platform is ugly file structuring. I cannot create a folder or section, so the document falls into the general heap of files. Well, how can you find something in it?

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Ines F.

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Docs

Create and edit your Docs in the cloud easily

Reviewed 5 years ago

Create, edit and share documents with friends, family and coworkers, also the possibility to create files where everybody can put their opinion and improve the teamwork.

Pros

Docs allows me to create, edit and share all the documents that I want to share with my family, friends and coworkers, this a great tool for people like that does not have so much experience with technology. I just open a blak page, start writing and configure what I want, like font size, insert image and tables, correct orthography, and of course print. The feature that I most like is the possibility to create a file when everybody can write and put their ideas and opinions, that is a great tool for make a good teamwork.

Cons

This is not an Office app, you cannot do here task that you do on MS Office or Libreoffice, this app with the basic tools for create and edit a document, it is very useful and fast, but you cannot do complex task like index with Docs.

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Investment Management, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Force of Mobility

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I really love that google docs support different file formats. In the past I used Ubuntu Linux and most of my documents where saved with OpenOffice now LibreOffice and have the easy of uploading it online and working right away gives me the power to work on files even on my mobile device.

Cons

Not much other that sometimes when I download work I have done in google docs to use in Microsoft Office, some of the formatting are not as it were due to the fonts windows has.

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ALEXANDRA DANIELA D.

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Docs in the cloud for save and share anywhere

Reviewed 5 years ago

The possibility to create and documents and share it with my partners to make the work in the office more fluid and facilitating the communication of the teamwork.

Pros

Google Docs brings the possibility to create a doc file easily, without any complication, no matter where you are and in any device, you can use Docs in your computer, tablet or smartphone, it is so easy, just start the app and start writing editing what you want like font size, add tables, images and so on. You can also create a file to share with your coworkers this is a big help for teamwork to always keep in touch about what they are doing.

Cons

This in app, and is not as powerful as a big word processor like Libreoffice or MS Office, you have to be aware with that, because this app is so friendly but it do not include some features that you can find in a software specialized in documents like MS Word.

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Alejandro Y.

Retail, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great for team collaborations but not as good as other desktop software

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great software to work on collaboratively but the format is not exactly reflected as desktop applications like Libreoffice or Microsoft office. To create a rough document or an almost finished one it is a great software but I will still use a desktop software to finish my Dissertation or other important documents.

Pros

Real time chat Changes instantly reflected when done in another computer or by another person File versioning that you can put names to them to recognize a point in time easier Copying and pasting from desktop to the documents work without issue Compatible with Microsoft Office and Libreoffice file formats Compatible with most browsers App for Android and IOS Can easily share a document by link and allow permissions No installation to make, just login and work from anywhere

Cons

Only presentations, spreadsheets, documents and pdfs can be handled It depends on the internet to work on the browser Templates available at no cost Performance is not as good as desktop software for large files mainly with spreadsheets Not all commands work in the application specially with non Chrome browsers No easy insertion of references or bibliography

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Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Online Docs Maker

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

1. Google docs is free for every google account user. 2. Google docs is available in google chrome extensions. 3. It has features like document capture, collaboration tools, activity tracking.....etc. 4. The Software is available on all mobile platforms like the play store and app store. 5. GDocs can compatible with other office software like LibreOffice, ms office.

Cons

1. Google office suite paid service has more features. 2. It supports limited plug-ins.

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Mark H.

Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Docs

Solid and useful

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been using Google Docs for many years to do all kinds of word processing tasks, and frequently move documents between Docs, Word and LibreOffice. It's got all the functions I need and is there when I need it. Sometimes editing in the browser can be a little slow but generally it's as good as the desktop alternatives, free and super portable.

Pros

I can access it from anywhere, it's free and has basically all the functions I want

Cons

Can be slow compared to the desktop if the internet connection isn't up to it, and I worry about formatting breaking when transferring to Word (although this rarely happens these days)

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Animation, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

One of the most essential web-apps

Reviewed 4 years ago

For individuals or company that isn't primarily concerned about security, Docs has never let us down! Except for when internet goes out -- that's when one would need to rely on native apps, like Word or Writer, to get the job done.

Pros

Hands down the best-part about Docs is its collaborative feature, allowing multiple people to work on it simultaneously and seeing what they might be reading, highlighting or editing in real-time. This is the one feature that individuals and businesses alike rely on, despite Docs lacking the advance bells-and-whistles that Microsoft Word as well as the free LibreOffice Writer possess. Being a web-app, it also requires no installation, and can be accessed from practically any device. And it's also free.

Cons

For a free software, it does, indeed, lack some advanced features that Microsoft Word and LibreOffice tend to provide, instead focusing on the most common and necessary features that any user could get started and working with. That, and there's also the fear of sensitive confidential information being accessed by Google, which a business that is primarily concerned with security would not want to be vulnerable to.

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Tisha P.

Staffing and Recruiting, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

A very interesting alternative

Reviewed 3 years ago

I usually use Google Docs in my work with some frequency, especially when it is important to share the document and it is better to edit it among several participants. Google Docs is a pretty good alternative that I would recommend in any office work due to the advantages given by Google and its other services.

Pros

It is a pretty good alternative to regular word processors and best of all, it is free. I really like the interface and it is quite simple to use. The document is linked to the Google account and Google Drive, so it is easy to get it and keep the work done. I can continue making the document from the comfort of my smartphone and also on any device where I can connect through Google. I can also share the document with other contributors and I can see the editions we make together at the same time.

Cons

It depends a lot on the internet, and therefore you cannot do a shared job when there is no internet connection. Sometimes it shows some incompatibility to features of Microsoft Office or LibreOffice, so you can not make very complicated documents. It is advisable not to use it if the documents are very large since the application decreases greatly in performance and can be counterproductive.

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Carl T.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Great document creation and editing

Reviewed 4 years ago

Great tools to have if always working in a connected environment. The offline version is fine, but not as good as office 365. Again with a Gsuite subscription, this is great document edit to try.

Pros

Google Docs sits somewhere between Microsoft word, and LibreOffice document offering. It's fully capable of handling most editing and creating options, you can insert images, tables, and change fonts, margins etc. What is create is you can store on your google drive which can can be accessed on any device is a nice feature. Now Microsoft office 365 offers something similar. If you use Gsuite, it is almost certain you will try Google Docs, and it is totally worth it.

Cons

Still lacks some features of office 365, but nothing that is a deal breaker.

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Food & Beverages, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 6-12 months

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Google Docs

Excellent integrated document editing, would highly recommend.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Easy editing and collaboration

Pros

I am a huge fan of how integrated everything is. In Google Docs you can start a document on your computer and then work on it later on your phone, and then later work on it on your laptop. In addition to that the collaboration option is heaps useful for people who are working on group projects. You can see live progress on your document(s) with regard to other people editing, and it doesn't lag at all. I highly recommend using Google Docs if you don't mind Google, don't have Microsoft Office/OpenOffice/LibreOffice, or just want a solution in the cloud.

Cons

It is not as feature-rich as its competitors, like Microsoft Office or OpenOffice. Its document editing is extremely easy to use though. It just lacks the deep built-in features that other programs have. In Google's defense, though, this is an online application and I am comparing to installed solutions. Google Docs luckily has add-ons though, so I am perhaps being a bit picky.

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Ken J.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Google Doc's Change the way you think

Reviewed 3 years ago

This is an entire brain shift. To realize I no longer have to download a doc to my laptop, edit, save and upload makes my brain hurt. I just grab a tablet and work.. If you are young, in my opinion it is the way to go. I wish it was available 40 years ago, I would not be so set in my ways.

Pros

First off, to move from an install software to a cloud based software you HAVE to change the way you think. I am old, I sell GSuite, O365 and install LibreOffice. It has taken me a long time to embrace what I can do with Google Doc's I went from using it once a month to once a day. There is so much I can do from my phone Google Docs gives you the freedom to be fully mobile, Phone, Tablet, Desktop, Laptop. You ALWAYS have access to your docs if you can connect to the internet.

Cons

This is tough, It is a love hate relationship. If your network connection sucks, your access sucks. I no longer can open up my laptop where there is no internet and work. So, I use the hot spot on my phone, except when I am on the phone the hot spot cuts off. So a bought a hot spot for the car so I can talk and type.

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Maryalba G.

Used daily for 2+ years

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A constantly updated file for study or work

Reviewed 5 years ago

When I was in my Master doing my dissertation I can write and edit the file constantly through Docs, this was the best option I found in the internet to save my dissertation files and to share with tutor the progress and the final version of it.

Pros

The thing that I most like about Docs it is the constant autosave, it look something unimportant, but when you are a worker and a student simultaneously, have your files constantly save and updated is a big help, that other software like Words do not do, or not in the same way that Docs do it. Aside of this great feature, with Docs you can do all that you do with other software like Word or Libreoffice, you edit your files, add images, tables or graphics, and so on. Another great feature is the possibility to share your files, for other people to edit a make a great teamwork.

Cons

Like other Google extensions you a storage associated with your mail, so if you have a very load mail, you cannot share or create big files in Docs. In the beggining it was very difficult to have the information in order, but now with Drive and the labels this is not a big deals, so aside the limit storage, Docs is the best option for your files in the cloud

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Keyana K.

Internet, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs

Great alternative to Microsoft Word

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

I can sometimes come across as a bit of a Microsoft Word diehard. My job doesn't have any MS Office licenses, and one of our alternatives is LibreOffice. I can't ever decide on just much I like that program, and it even took me awhile before I wanted to give Google Docs any play (though my mobile whole life, at least, revolves around all things Google). What sold me on Docs eventually, was its mobile...

Cons

It's not AS feature-packed as MS Word, but it covers more than enough bases to handle all of my document needs.

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Mariusz S.

Retail, 51-200 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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LibreOffice

impractical

Reviewed 3 years ago

why use this if there are Google Docs...

Pros

- work offline - files is in your drive - it's free

Cons

- poor performance (especially sheets) - ugly design - very ugly design

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11-50 employees

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LibreOffice

A decent and free Microsoft Word killer, but....

Reviewed 5 years ago

If you need a word processor and don't like Google Docs or Microsoft Word, LibreOffice is a fine alternative. It compares favorably to both of them.

Pros

During college, LibreOffice saved my life. I didn't have Microsoft Word, and didn't want to pay just for a piece of software. It's free and it's a very competent word processor.

Cons

Now that Google Docs exists, LibreOffice is becoming less relevant. While Google Docs is taking the best of Microsoft Word and making it easier, LibreOffice is taking the best/worst of Microsoft Word, and making it more confusing.

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Matthew A.

Management Consulting, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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LibreOffice

Free Office, Liberated Office!

Reviewed 3 years ago

LibreOffice is Microsoft Office without the unnecessary features and price tag. It replaces Microsoft Office and doesn't require the web much like Google Docs (even though Google Docs recently put out an update allowing you to use the app offline).

Pros

It's free! LibreOffice offers the same or similar functionality to the most popular Microsoft Word which is not necessarily accessible to everyone. LibreOffice open-source platform takes the financial burden off of the individual.

Cons

Not everything within the UI design is the same as Microsoft Word, thus, the application takes some time to get used to.

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Financial Services, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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LibreOffice

Free and open source, but not easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

For a free software, you will really have almost the same features as on Word and Google Docs.

Pros

I really love free and open source softwares. They give opportunity to scholars and poor entrepreneurs to drive their projects on a good way. LibreOffice has all the needed features to write a book, build reports, etc...

Cons

The UI/UX is really poor. To make the same as on Google Docs or Word, you will search a lot on forums and blogs before finding the solution. I'd really like them to pursue their efforts on an optimized user experience.

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Mike C.

Religious Institutions, 51-200 employees

Used other for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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LibreOffice

It's an alternative...just not sure if it's the best one.

Reviewed 2 years ago

might be a full replacement for the paid office products for some people

Pros

solid decent alternative to Microsoft office, google docs, and office 365. simple to get started with

Cons

kinda has a bit of a learning curve. probably because i've used ms office my whole life. some functionality is limited.

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Computer Games, 1-10 employees

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Google docs is free so I can't imagine why anyone would use LibreOffice any more

Reviewed 4 years ago

Google Docs/sheets/slides/etc. became popular and since it's accessible from any platform I stopped using LibreOffice entirely.

Pros

I'm a big fan of open source software in general, and LibreOffice was useful to me in a pinch if I didn't have access to microsoft office at the moment or was using a linux machine.

Cons

It's kinda like the weird cousin of microsoft office. slightly less functionality, slightly less stability and slightly less pleasant to use.

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Market Research, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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LibreOffice

Free version of Microsoft Office, slightly more capabilities than Google Docs

Reviewed 4 years ago

Format documents that I translated using Google Translator Toolkit

Pros

It has more capabilities than Google Docs and I use it whenever Google Docs isn't enough and I need to work in .docx format. It's free, Microsoft Office isn't, which is why I use Libre Office the view times per year I have to.

Cons

It isn't 100% compatible with Microsoft Office, so there are sometimes slight formatting problems when transferring between Microsoft and Libre Office

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Sarah R.

Legal Services, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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LibreOffice

Great Alternative to Expensive Microsoft Products

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

I liked the fact that it was a free program that had more features than Google Docs.

Cons

There is a glitch where it continuously scrolls without stopping down to the bottom of the page.

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Christina M.

Consumer Services, 10,001+ employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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LibreOffice

Microsoft word is king, but LibreOffice is the future

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

This free open source version of Microsoft word brings access to one of the best word processors to more people.

Cons

Even though it's downloaded on my computer I still find myself forgetting to use it and using Google docs instead.

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Brianna R.

Retail, 201-500 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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LibreOffice

Reviewed 2 years ago

Its an ok product, but I would likely just suggest to someone to just use google docs unless they have no online access.

Pros

It is pretty much microsoft office but free or least you can some variation of it for free. Its pretty similar to open office

Cons

Not the top of the line product especially with the likes of products such as microsoft office and google docs.

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Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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LibreOffice

The sandard word processor for Linux

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use it when I need to prepare a document for printing, or for spreadsheets. For colaboration I'd use Google Docs.

Pros

Like all Linux users, the thing I like most about it is that it's free and open. It solves all my needs and doesn't try to get in the way.

Cons

Most of the time you'll use a tiny subset of the features. When wanting to use something more advanced you'll need to use Google for help - the interface can be confusing.

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Computer Software, 10,001+ employees

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LibreOffice - OKay Office alternative to the Proprietary options

Reviewed 2 years ago

Fine as long as I am jotting my thoughts down, not great if thinking of collaboration.

Pros

Its free and open source, from the community and for the community. Works well, and the ability to read the doc & docx formats is a pro.

Cons

When competing with online alternatives like Google docs, etc it doesn't necessarily standsout. Remote work with a desktop software doesn't cut it.

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Dallas M.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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LibreOffice

Used to be a great office alternative, but I feel that there are better ones now

Reviewed 3 years ago

Libreoffice used to be my main go to for free office alternatives, but that title has gone to google docs and sheets.

Pros

I used to use this often for a free alternative to office products, and it worked well when needed. Sometimes the formatting and things that you were used to in other products were missing, but for the most part, it was great.

Cons

I feel that this used to be a great product, but now I feel as if the google docs and office products are better alternatives to the originals.

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Stephen C.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11-50 employees

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LibreOffice is mediocre

Reviewed 2 years ago

I used this free software twice and found it difficult to utilize. I can compare it to using the NotePad software that comes preinstalled with Windows PC's.

Pros

The positive thing about this software is that it was a free version I used before Google Docs came out.

Cons

It was difficult to use the features compared to Microsoft Word and Mac's Pages.

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