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Professional office suite with 30GB storage

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The ease of use of Google Documents is quite pleasurable. It is user friendly and is a good value for the price.
Google Docs is a full feature document generation software that costs nothing and works seamlessly with all other Google products. Price alone will not win me over, but ease of use and quality will.

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Daniel F.

Utilities, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Google Docs -A work of art

Reviewed 8 months ago

A brilliant piece of software that keeps getting better and better. At first I was mindful to make the change and was hesitant to use the software. Over time this has become a firm favourite and will likely continue to be for many years to come.

Pros

Google Docs delivers a great comprehensive package at zero cost. The ability for this software package to work easily across platforms and be so easy to use everyday has been a major plus and is why this is used on a regular basis to maximise output of my colleagues

Cons

There needs to be a tutorial package on the systems showing how to get the basics and most out of the system. For those who have used rival systems before it can take a while to adapt to the new system.

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Christopher H.

Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Docs in the Classroom

Reviewed a year ago

Overall I enjoy using the software. It is awesome for file sharing and team editing. You can also import documents from other software and have them automatically reformated for the Google Software.

Pros

The whole Google Suite is easy to use across the platform. Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Meet, is all saved to the Drive. Say you want to share something through your Gmail. You can pull directly from the Google Docs to share. You can also permit access so another person can work tangentially with you on a project. This is great when sharing documents with colleagues.

Cons

You are only allowed so much storage using Google before you have to have a monthly subscription. This is the only reason that some of my final score went down. There are increased storage payment tiers. The more storage that you want, the more it costs. A lot of education institutions are moving away Google because of the price.

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Cushi M.

E-Learning, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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A great word processor for generating, customizing and sharing documents.

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall the experience has been exceptional. There are no cons that feel absolutely constricting in a way that seriously affects my desire to continue using the software. There are so many useful plugins available as well that can help to alleviate some of the softwares limitations.

Pros

I love that Google Docs is completely Free and is still a robust word processor that competes with and often outperforms its expensive competitors. I also love that is entirely web-based. I can access my documents on a whim from any device, at anytime as long as there is an internet connection. Finally I love how it integrates with the rest of the Google workspace online applications. The apps communicate back and forth really well and allow for endless possibilities to support business and personal activities.

Cons

What i like least about Google Docs is it's file management system. I would love to see my Google drive folders on Google Docs and be able to drag and drop files and explore folders from within the Docs app.

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Bethany C.

Marketing and Advertising, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Docs is my Go-To Document Creation Tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall as a small business, Google Docs does the job for me. I've had to use other programs to fill in the gaps that Google Docs left open, but I've used this software for over ten years, and it's still my preferred document editor.

Pros

I love how Google made it easy to collaborate with others simultaneously on the same document. Document sharing is also a breeze. And the software is FREE. There are a variety of templates to choose from, or you can create a new document from scratch. You can even work on documents on your tablet or phone with the mobile app.

Cons

Google Docs doesn't have the best presentation program. If that's what you're working on, you're better off using Microsoft Powerpoint. I'd like to see more import and export options. Probably the worst problem with Google Docs is if you're creating a lot of content or writing books, you're going to run out of free space fast. You're only allowed so many free GB of space across all of your Google products, including Gmail, so if you're going to need lots of space to save docs, be aware of the pricing on that.

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Kevon B.

Food & Beverages, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Docs: One of the best things going for online word processors.

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with Google Docs has been nothing but great. I have been able to accomplish a lot of my assignments at my job with the use of this software. I will be recommending this to anyone who is looking for a low to no cost word processor.

Pros

Collaborations are one of the biggest pros about this software. One copy and one copy only of a file is available and users can share this one copy, in real time simultaneously, and they can add modifications, update, and key in some data simultaneously as well. Any sort of document modifications are automatically traced with editor and time information. This is really cool because it allows you to...

Cons

The only thing I feel that could be improved is probably the way that they go about the printing since it's not exactly straight forward like it is in Microsoft Word. Just a tad bit more complex but nothing too serious. Other than that I have no other issues with Google Docs.

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Kira D.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Functional and easy to use, but lacking in features

Reviewed 2 years ago

Google docs did serve its intended purpose successfully (document generation and editing). We were able to produce professional documents, easily store and share them, all for free. We were also able to collaborate remotely with ease, saving time and improving our productivity.

Pros

The main pro is that this is a Google product, that means it's going to be easy to use for most people. Like other Google products, it can be synced with your account and accessed from all of your devices. It's also easy to use with Google drive. Sharing from Google docs is easy which aids in productivity. I love being able to search Google without leaving Google docs too, that's so helpful! The price is another big pro. There's no question that Microsoft word is better software but Google docs is a functional solution for people who need access to free document generation and editing.

Cons

Google docs needs more templates and more options across the board! Again Google docs is functional but it's lacking in advanced features. The presentation program is very limited and does not meet our needs at times.

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Javier M.

Entertainment, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A good text processor for high collaboration work

Reviewed 2 years ago

I started using Google Docs when I worked on a company dedicated to creative services. All scripts and writing was through Docs because it allowed us to make edits, place notes, see revision history, etc. All that during chat and meetings, saving a lot of time. I normally use Docs from the Chrome browser and also from the iPad App, which works great too. Another plus is the fact that you can work offline and your text will be saved locally, and then synchronize with the cloud as soon as you have an internet connection. Highly recommended if you're mostly a Google environment user and don't like the Microsoft Tools. It's cheaper too.

Pros

The fact that it's an online text processor, but you can also keep working without connection if you install the right Addon. All wihtout the need of another program install in your computer

Cons

Not all browsers work good, since it's designed to work on Chrome. And sometimes some Chrome updates might affect the stability

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Justin L.

Consumer Goods, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Free Documentation Software... Hands Down

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I love the fact that all the Google products are free. They have figured it out. I am not sure how they make money on it but it works well for my company and did since the beginning. I used Google Docs to catalog inventory, take dynamic notes with other employees on the same task and so much more. I just could not find any other alternative that has such value for free. It is truly an amazing tool.

Cons

It seems like it was missing deeper features that I rarely used, such as things I am not even sure what they are called. There is little that I dislike about Google Docs. I almost feel like it is "too simple." Like there should be more of a menu bar like Microsoft Word. It just doesn't allow for much deeper editing, like writing a book. I am currently writing a book and opted not to use Google Docs because I wanted deeper features like text wrapping and to be able to zoom out and see multiple pages at once, like I can do in Apple's, Pages.

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Khan Md Mohaiminul Islam S.

Civil Engineering, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Daily necessary app for documentations

Reviewed 3 years ago

In one word I can say, it saves my time, I can easily create document files and start work from anywhere, by using the autosaving option, I never have to worry about saving, besides I can easily able to use from any device, collaboration with my team mates is very usefully to me. all documents can easily share with my group members. Integration with other Google products and 3rd party ap saves my time, which increases productivity.

Pros

Basically, Google DOCs is a Free tool, unlike Microsoft office can use it from anywhere, Beside it did not cost me any money. Real-time collaboration and syncing are very perfect from my end, any teammate can also work at the same time with us. Saving the changes is automatic, the chance of losing data is not here. I can easily access my documents from any remote place with my mobile and laptop. Software integration with other Google products is a productive option for us.

Cons

Comparing with MS Word, Google Docs has some missing features option, it very hard to create in Google docs, and all the icons in Docs is little small, For the first couple of time its not ideal for me. After using some time I get used to it.

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Mariel M.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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A Recommendable Software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Google docs ease my job when it comes to documentation. It saves a lot of time as the features made every changes I want possible.

Pros

Google Docs allows you to create files in a way similar to those that uses Microsoft but would still cost you nothing. It provide great comfort for those who need to bring a large number of files as it can be access anywhere or through any device without even carrying a single flash drive. Editing through phone is also made possible through this software which saves so much time as final touches were only the thing that must be done in a laptop or computer. Changes made were also saved automatically so worrying about crashes of the device or other interruptions were lessen. Google Docs were a go-to software when it comes to team projects as it allows sharing of information or documents in real time and with less hassle for parties involved.

Cons

None. This software is by far the most recommendable one as it have features that will make everyone's job a lot easier than they think it was. It a one stop software for every documention works.

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Kelly B.

Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs, Better than the Rest

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience with Google Docs has been very very positive. I don't think we will be switching any time soon!

Pros

Google Docs provides an experience like no other. As most people are concerned, Google is pretty much integrated into everything we do in today's society. Google Docs allows my company to deploy documents and important media to our clients without an issue. Theres no other company I would trust with my day-to-day operations.

Cons

What I did not enjoy and least like about Google Docs is the customer support. Customer support is usually outsourced to a third-party vendor which incurs delays in responses. I wish they would address this and add more support personnel, but for the cost, you cant beat it.

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Omar K.

Sports, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs is reliable

Reviewed 4 years ago

I really like it! I have been utilizing it with my business for as long as 3 years now , Google Docs so good

Pros

For the most part liberated from cost, give such a huge amount to litterally nothing, Documentation work is truly simple. I never need to utilize other application to finish, I got everything in it. I favor Google Docs for the cross-stage effectiveness.

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ne thing I hate most about this product is the way that you must have a google record to utilize it. That is one of the possibly gives that happens when utilizing this item on the grounds that occasionally individuals don't have a google account and don't have any desire to have one only for teaming up on a record. Something else that could be better is the absence of live updates and changes on the...

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Daniel W.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Docs: The one for most people!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Ultimately, Google Docs is the best free word processor that you can get online and it complements other G Suite applications. It comes with numerous elegant designs as well as exceptional collaboration functionality. All of this comes at the small cost of a few features such as endnotes in Microsoft word, but I suspect that most people didn't use them in the first place. I certainly didn't!

Pros

Google Docs is the most powerful online word processor available at the moment. As it is an online word processor, it is extremely easy to access and the overall design is very intuitive. It is also completely free and syncs with all other G Suite applications such as Slides and Sheets, and can all be found seamlessly on Google Drive. As every Gmail account comes with 15 GB of free storage, it would...

Cons

Because Google Docs is a web-based word processor it is slightly less powerful than other desktop-based word processors such as Microsoft Word. For example, google docs still lack, however, it still has an impressive feature set and is more often than not sufficient for businesses. Another slight disadvantage is that you can only access it on the web and for some people that prefer using desktop applications, this could be annoying. Some companies may also consider it unsafe and insecure to keep important documents on an online cloud system such as Google, which could go down at any time. However, this is exceptionally rare as Google has invested billions in its infrastructure and spend a lot of time optimising such software.

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Khairul I.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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An Good & Affordable Alternative of MS Word

Reviewed 4 years ago

Well, if I say honestly, then I would say this tool is really amazing and outstanding in its performance. The tool obviously has some drawbacks but, if I compare it with its benefits, then the drawbacks will seem nothing. In simple words, I must say that this tool is recommendable for every person who has to create a document of any type. I would suggest everyone, give it a try. I am sure, you will love it.

Pros

Well, I love this product. I have been using this for almost two years. After starting using this software, I literally became a fan of it & honestly speaking, I rarely now use MS Word now. Well, now, let's talk about some good things about this tool. Here, they are- 1. You will need an email just to access Google Drive & in the drive, you can use it with the internet connection 2. You can share the...

Cons

Okay, I love the tool very much. I will also share some drawbacks with you guys too. But, they are not very critical issues compared to its benefits. Here, they are- 1. Most of the problems I have faced with this tool is about the internet connection. If you have a good internet connection then the performance will be awesome. But, the connection is poor then you will get very poor performance 2. You can share the access of the doc files with the users who have Gmail account, otherwise, it cannot be done 3. You will need an internet connection to use the tool

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Tadarius C.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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AT ITS FINEST!!!

Reviewed 4 years ago

What I like best about Google Docs is the straightforwardness part of the product. In particular, I am an extremely huge devotee of the way that the format is exceptionally simple to get a grip of in any event, for the individuals who are simply beginning utilizing the product. The entirety of the apparatuses that might be utilized for the motivation behind altering whatever record is being chipped...

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A portion of the issues that I am explaining with Google Docs incorporate synergistic failures and costs related with colleague travel to chip away at a specific record. As referenced already, this product permits all gathering individuals, expecting they have a Google account, to take a shot at a record progressively without there being any need to head out to a solitary area. This spares everybody...

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Google Docs likewise permits various clients to alter exactly the same report in a concurrent way from a huge number of gadget types, regardless of whether it be a PC, work area, tablet, or even telephone. Up to an individual has a Google record and they are welcome to alter the archive by the record maker, cooperative collaboration turns out to be proficient and helpful as each colleague can be in their own distant area and work on a similar report progressively. The entirety of this is without referencing that for most clients the administration will be free, (except if you are dealing with an enormous measure of records and you need more distributed storage space, in which case there is a generally little cost to pay).

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Adrienne Y.

Wholesale, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best Solution for Collaborative Document Creation

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's fantastic. Would recommend to anyone.

Pros

The simplicity of Google docs sets it apart from the rest. It is so easy to use. The layout is easy to grasp, and the tools are easy to find. The software is comparable to the much more expensive Microsoft Word, BUT has the added benefits of automatic saving and collaboration. I sometimes forgot how frustrating it used to be when I hadn't saved a document for a while in Microsoft Word, and my computer...

Cons

The pros greatly outweigh the cons here, but one down side is that in order for your work to automatically save, you must be connected to the internet. If you are not, you cannot even make edits to your doc. Secondly, I have noticed that people who do not have a google account can have trouble accessing the doc. To get around this, most of the time you can just download and email the doc, but if it is a really big file it may not be able to send over email.

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Camila M.

Architecture & Planning, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Reviewed 4 years ago

I use it a lot, I really like it, I can have my documents everywhere, which is VERY usefull, I can share them with other people and I don't need to have my computer with me to do that, or to edit a file. Really good app!

Pros

I love how you can work with other people on the same document. Even at the same time. That is absolutely great, and it has saved me a lot of time. I make summaries with friends to study then from there, I make things for the university with them and we don't have to be uploading the file updated all the time. This is a feature that gives Google docs a huge advantage over other options.

Cons

The first one is that the last time I created a file, I needed to share it with some friends, so I sent them the link and made it open for everybody so that I wouldn't have to receive an email later to allow every one of them in. But then they started to make changes and everything appeared as anonimous, I loved the animals, made me laugh a lot, but I needed to know who had made some of the changes...

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Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Google Docs for content writing

Reviewed 4 years ago

We were having trouble collaborating with the content writers and sharing feedbacks Difficulty organizing documents especially because I use multiple computers. Imagine if your device stops working you may lose all of the documents, etc. But with their cloud-based solution all I need to do is log in from any device with my Gmail id and I can access it.

Pros

We have been using Google Docs for ages and we have seen significant improvement. The pros of it are: 1) Collaboration and accessibility: The ease of access with any other user is super. Unlike Dropbox wherein we saved the Ms Word file if two users access the same file at the same time it creates a duplicate. You can share the G Docs with unlimited people. 2) Feedback: So if you want any of your...

Cons

1) Basic themes layouts, and templates: Google needs to work on creating more templates. Right now there isn't enough of it. 2) Internet access: You will need to have internet access to access the files unless you have installed their Google Docs Offline

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Andrew H.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Life changing for collaboration, somewhat limited for Power Users

Reviewed 4 years ago

As I mentioned, the collaboration aspects are amazing. I genuinely could not run my non-profit without this. Now, I know that with Office365 you can work online, but in mid 2018 at least when I last tried to use it, I just laughed (then cried). It really felt that Word was designed to work offline, and they were bolting on the online version to keep up.... yep, that's probably true. Whereas Docs was...

Pros

Collaboration: in Google Docs this is amazing. If you've only ever used MS Word or another stand alone word processor it is hard to comprehend just how fantastic it is to be able to work with others on a document like you can in Docs. You can literally all just log in via a browser and work simultaneously. As someone who works remotely it is fantastic to be on a web conference and all have the file...

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About the only thing that has ever really frustrated me about Docs is that I can't do more advanced formatting. In particular, the ability to auto number Heading 1, Heading 2 etc. You can in fact do this via a plugin (these are very handy ways of extending Docs functionality for free) but that only updates the numbers when you manually refresh. But in truth it works just fine (and most users never...

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Kael K.

Renewables & Environment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Docs Replaces Office 365 (if you can handle the initial transition)

Reviewed 5 years ago

Google Docs replaces all lightweight usage of Word, Excel etc. However, if your company heavily relies on Excel it'll be difficult to convince the power users to switch. Sheets has calculation limitations with very large data sets. It's an easy replacement for 99% of use cases for Word with all the advantages of easy sharing within a G Suite environment.

Pros

Our company completely switched off of using Office 365. There was a transition cost and many people complained about minor features missing from Word which we had to find workarounds. However, we were able to find workarounds and since it's included with our G Suite license it's saved us thousands per year. Everything is backed up and easy to share and we don't have to worry about dealing with future updates with Microsoft that cause us to buy new licenses or a costly yearly payment.

Cons

It's getting very close to feature parity with Office however it's still not 1-1. Google Sheets *just* released the ability to check for duplicates, prior you had to use a freemium browser extension. Training users who were very familiar and comfortable with Word was time consuming even though they are similar.

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Cullen M.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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Everything for Individuals to Small Businesses and Fast to Learn

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall Google Docs covers all the necessities and far more for even the most advanced users. Its been my go to document editor for a few years now and will remain at the top. Most competitors are only note taking software or of course Microsoft Word or Microsoft Office 365, which invites a new level of confusion between the two for users I may share documents with unlike Google Docs. I've seen Google Docs used by both large enterprises and legal businesses which shows just how widely accepted its easy to use approach is. As an entrepreneur I have to think about my clients and colleagues whom I communicate with, making certain we can communicate and access shared files without any hiccups 24/7.

Pros

Google Docs brings all the tools and features of a AAA desktop text editor to the cloud at no cost. It's really easy to learn how to use because Google maintains a clean interface with intuitive controls/navigation. Saving all your documents to the cloud is a huge bonus you don't always realize until you have it. I found myself opening documents on my mobile device and sharing them to work colleagues,...

Cons

There are some advanced features that you may find in Microsoft Word missing from Google Doc, however its a tradeoff for easy of use. It would be nice if the navigation through documents was more customized. For example a left side navigation bar that broke down categories and subcategories for faster browsing. Google Docs doesn't have the same file explorer view as in Google Drive which creates a bit of a mess of files.

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Writing and Editing, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Fantastic document management software for teams

Reviewed 5 years ago

If you like working in a team, and you will not necessarily deal with difficult documents, try the text editor included in the Google Docs service. On a regular basis, any changes are saved directly to the Google cloud, so you can be sure that nothing will be lost. And finally, Google Docs is an absolutely free - as opposed to an extensive, yet somewhat expensive, Office software.

Pros

I love in Google Docs previewing and saving changes in real time - there is no situation, that I forget to save something and close the document or turn off the computer - everything is automatically saved. I also like a simple system of comments or history of changes in the document - this tool really shines when the participants of the document are far apart, but want to be sure that the work on...

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As I mention before, Google Doc works in our browser. Obviously, we can't edit documents, in the same way as we can do in programs that are created for this.

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Ibrahim G.

Alternative Dispute Resolution, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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The Google

Reviewed 5 years ago

Experience is fun and love Google and it is the best company in the world and the next best writer Ibrahim

Pros

Google has a search engine. The world has Google. Google has a great company. Google has a translation. It has a domain for people. It has profit growth. It has a big program. Google is one of the best and most widely used search engines around the world, compared to other search engines. But unfortunately, not everyone knows how to take advantage of the largest proportion of the search engine Google, because the engine contains the secrets and tricks that you may have heard and could be the first time you will discover through this post.

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Publishing, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Simple Cloud Documents

Reviewed 6 years ago
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For our internal office use, the biggest positive points about Google Docs are that (1) it's cloud-based and (2) free to use. While a system like Microsoft Office (or even Apache OpenOffice) offers a more robust feature set, the benefits of a work team using an online platform can't be overstated. We really enjoy the ability to share documents between users, which makes collaboration a breeze. The...

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As noted above, the feature set in Docs simply doesn't compare to more powerful desktop software like Word. We've found that complex document alterations are occasionally difficult (if not impossible) to achieve with any semblance of efficiency, and Word's grammar tools are still superior (though with Google's machine learning grammar bots, Word's dominance may not last too much longer). Another negative...

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Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

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What I like about Google Docs is that it is automatically backed up to the cloud.

Reviewed 7 years ago

All my team can collaborate in real time, each from their own computer. When we travel we have access to all our documents.

Pros

I like most that my documents are automatically backed up to the cloud. If you've ever lost your work because of a hard drive failure you'll realize how nice this feature is for ensuring that you never lose your work. And, since it is backed up to the cloud that means instant access from anywhere. Even when I'm traveling I can access my documents from a client's computer - just log in and open it...

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In order to make changes to a document when collaborating other editors must have a Google account; otherwise it is just view only mode.