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Google Docs

Online document creation and editing

4.66/5 (3,899 reviews)
85,384

Google Docs Feature Summary

  • Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document
  • Add flair and formatting to your documents
  • Invite other people to collaborate on a document with you
  • Collaborate online in real time
  • View your document's revision history
  • Download as a Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip file
  • Translate a document to a different language
  • Email your documents to other people as attachments

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Document Storage (107 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (88 other apps)
File Management (80 other apps)
File Transfer (70 other apps)
Instant Messaging (76 other apps)
Permission Management (94 other apps)
Projections (115 other apps)
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Search Functionality (135 other apps)
Tagging (71 other apps)
Third Party Integration (102 other apps)

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Google Docs Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Google Docs's features:

Saransh Dikshit

My experience with this app has been really wonderful.

2018-06-12

The best feature was collaboration with other people while writing a document together.

Pros

The GUI interface is effective and efficient and for a file shared with other people, it allows them to comment and collaborate.

Cons

Right now, the functionality of collaborating is only limited to gmail users.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 201-500 employees)

Google Docs Allow Real Time Collaboration and Storage

2018-04-06

Google Docs APIs integrate with other third party tools like Fivatran.

Pros

Our package includes unlimited storage which is great for our large volume of documents.

Cons

We'd love to see better version control capabilities.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Lee Moratto

satisfactory, I can elaborate a document in collaboration with a colleague in real time while being!

2018-06-13

friendly interface, ease of sharing documents; collaborative team work, cloud storage that allows access anywhere from any computer, tablet, or cell phone.

Pros

Another great advantage is that it automatically saves the file continuously, therefore there is no danger of losing data.

Cons

However, its interface is very friendly, it has all the tools of the other similar software and, in addition, it also allows to work without connection.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Best collaborative word processor for almost all needs

2018-06-05

Pros

Simple to use, top-notch collaboration functionality (e.g. collaborative editing, comments, notifications).

Cons

Search and discoverability.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

I use Google Docs on a daily basis for sharing collaborative documents with clients.

2018-06-18

Free, easy to use office document solution that's easy for sharing docs between coworkers and clients.

Pros

Anyone can access a Google Doc for free, which makes it great for collaboration.

Cons

My only complaint is that moving documents into folders is a bit clunky.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jacob Hansen

Google drive is easy to use and has increase office collaboration.

2018-04-14

The best benefit from this software is the collaboration and guaranteed file storage.

Pros

I like that everyone in my office can have instant access to the files I am working on.

Cons

The most difficult part about using google drive is the search function on android phones.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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MARIA EUGENIA STRAUSS APONTE

I was allowed to perform together with the work team of the office documents at the same time and al

2018-06-17

In addition to being able to connect through the institutional email of Gmail and access to the storage in the cloud.

Pros

It is an excellent tool to grant people or groups permission to edit, view or add a comment to the work already done.

Cons

That the packages for offices with much more advanced functions and controls have a monthly cost per user; In addition to the security risk involved in transferring all the information of the company to the cloud

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ariana Jose Velásquez Romero

GOOGLE DOCS IS MY LIFE

2018-05-08

Great collaboration tools Tight integration with other Google products Fast and simple interface

Pros

They make comments in doc making the process easier and faster.

Cons

I think the Google Docs is missing offline editing capabilities but other than that is really a great way to make documents and share it with others.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

A great solution for collaboration

2018-05-02

This is a great collaboration software!

Pros

We can organize special announcements, tag-team messages, and long-form documents easily.

Cons

I would like this software to interface a little more easily with the word processing system on my computer.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mario Bolivar

A great alternative to word

2018-05-10

A great tool for instant file collaboration.

Pros

- Allows for collaboration - Cloud storage - Can download file and work offline as well - Invite and assign roles to users

Cons

- Sometimes a bit buggy when multiple users edit - Missing some useful features that other options have

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Wayne Smith

I've used it for collaborating with my online class... Intuitive

2018-02-13

Ease of access in relation to collaborating.

Pros

My peers were able to all work on one document while it kept track of the changes and recommendations made.

Cons

The font was changed to another and it did not really allow me the drag and drop feature that I used to in word.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ivan Collins

Free online text editor

2018-01-18

Real time collaboration, cloud based storage, simple file sharing interface.

Pros

The sharing tools and cloud based storage make Google Docs a premium tool.

Cons

It's a little limited in speed and sometimes you lose track of shared files. But in general, those limitations are not enough to prevent you from making it a primary option for text editing.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sara Fermández

Quite intuitive and easy to use collaborative word processor

2017-12-20

Collaborative word processing, which is a must for my team.

Pros

Being able to simultaneously work on some text whilst also chatting about is now a must for me.

Cons

It lacks many features other word processors have, like reference management and cross references.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ilia Dvorkin

Docs cloud for self access and collaboration work

2018-04-10

Pros

Simple interface,fast speed of document update. Good security system for private access.

Cons

Limited storage and limit of size of file.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Not bad for solo work or small group collaboration

2018-03-28

-Easy, fast document creation -Rudimentary track changes functionality -Easy collaboration with a small group

Pros

Access features are great for collaborating with internal and third-party stakeholders - for example, I use this tool to work with agencies, business unit stakeholders, and other internal writers and editors to create and update digital content or collateral.

Cons

Track changes functionality could be better - it's difficult to toggle show/hide changes or compare revisions, which is key for collaborative content creation.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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James McQuillin

Verified Reviewer

Amazing collaboration tool!

2016-05-12

In my business, I need to give others permission to contribute, collaborate, edit, and comment on documents.

Pros

You can control what permissions someone has whether it is full editing permissions no different than you, the owner of the document, or simply read only or comment permissions.

Cons

Before I realized how simple it is to click File and export as .DOCX or .PDF, whichever you need.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Jesse Perry

Mr

2018-05-30

I no longer care what computer I use, I can get access to my work files regardless of the device or operating system.

Pros

Web based, consistent UI, consistent formatting, apps available for all OS and devices, constant saving without having to think about it, collaboration with many users realtime, unlimited revisions visible in easy to use history, ability to export into any common format, very secure in a closed loop.

Cons

However, the Drive interface on the web is a bit slow, and inflexible, though that is improving all the time.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ross Miller

Great collaboration tool. Easy to share files.

2018-05-09

Secure. Collaborative. Searchable.

Pros

It's easy to set user permissions and track history.

Cons

I also have to remember to verify who has access as to not share private information unintentionally.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Tucker

Good for basic document management

2018-06-06

Pros

You can comment right on the document rather than emailing everyone.

Cons

We share documents to editing as well as storage.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Carolyn Beaudoin

My favourite way to write

2018-05-05

-Easy word document creation -Streamlined workflow -Functional outline tool -Easy file-sharing with clients -Easy project collaboration with clients

Pros

I love some of the tracking and comment features.

Cons

I sometimes feel a little frustrated with the way the headings and subheadings look in my document, though I'm sure this can be customized and I just haven't taken the time to do so yet.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Carter

A total life saver for everyday business functionality

2018-04-06

Security for file storage and abilty to access my important docs right where I need them when I need them.

Pros

We love the ease of use for transferring client files and keeping documents online for easy access no matter where we are.

Cons

It's super easy to use and ususally when we show them how to use Google Docs they will easily adopt it for their business.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 1001-5000 employees)

I'm using Google Docs to manage and share files with users worldwide

2018-05-30

Sharing files with many users worldwide.

Pros

I love the collaboration functionalities of the tools.

Cons

Managing users permissions is little complex and require time if the users are not Google apps users.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Prabu Rajasekaran

Office program that just works

2018-03-15

- Plenty of third-party templates.

Pros

- Plenty of add-ons that bring in third-party features and functions right inside your document.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Freelance Video Production & Photography (Consumer Goods company, 201-500 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Hands down the best cloud-based document/spreadsheet management

2016-06-06

Not only can I store files in the cloud to access from anywhere, I can create, manage, organize, and share any number of documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more.

Pros

Super easy to use, design and UI is near perfect, works fast, cloud-based

Cons

Possibly a bit more customizability of the layout and structure of the apps, but that's a very small thing.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Ben McClure

Verified Reviewer

A full-featured office suite with great collaboration options

2018-04-23

Pros

Sharing and permissions control are awesome.

Cons

When trying to import Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, or other Office file formats, certain formatting or functionality is lost.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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