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Docs is great for SPED teachers

Reviewed 3 years ago

Classroom-based SPED teacher

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The G Suite platform is a phenomenal tool for SPED teachers, but specifically, Docs is an integral part of my profession. Here's why I love it: - It's cloud-based and constantly saving. So neither I nor my students have to worry about losing/misplacing it. It's always there for us (as long as there's internet connection). - Nearly all of the features from Microsoft Word are there, with the exception...

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As I mentioned earlier, there is a learning curve. But be patient, use tutorials from YouTube when needed, or ask a friend, and you'll be fine! No real cons here!

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Google Docs Supports Life

Reviewed 3 years ago

I love Google Docs. In my current work environment we use a much more archaic system and I miss it so much. My wife and I use it for many different things, though, and I hope to convince my work establishment to adopt it.

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Google Docs so far has been the best overall solution for personal and professional endeavors. I cannot imagine what I did before I had it. The capability to start typing a document on my iPad, moving to the desktop for a bigger screen, then loading the same document up on my phone so I can easily insert a photo I've just taken, and THEN go back to the iPad seamlessly, was a game changer. This instant...

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The worst part of Google Docs is the tools are just a bit off from their counterparts. Sheets is not Excel; it can do a TON of what Excel does, but is not 100% 1-to-1. For a free piece of software I don't say this as a complaint but more of a "understand what you are getting yourself into" to another user. Like other free suites, it simply isn't as strong of a tool as the industry standard, though its getting there! The other knock would be that it is not a power-user tool; the pro that it is clean and not complicated interface-wise can also be a detriment if you are wanting a little more control over what you are doing and to have more tools accessible at once. This is not a part of Google Docs (yet!)

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Students, Colleagues, and Teams Unite!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Google Docs revolutionized the way that I was able to study and manage projects. My story: In an accelerated Nursing program I convinced more than half of the class to study and create notes for exams together on the same template in google docs. It cut the work by 80%!!! Say hello to collaboration 101 in this amazing tool. We, like-minded folk with a singular purpose, were able to divide and conquer....

Pros

My favorite features include: FREE Seamless information sharing Auto save (so you never lose information) Accountability via History of past edits Ability to restore documents (in case someone accidentally deletes everything from top to bottom) Ability to review documents offline Full versatility with images, text editing, font, and real time viewing of work being edited Mobile device access for review and edits on the go Ability to see who is on the document to chat and discuss subject material or project deadlines

Cons

There are very few cons to this software: First: you can only edit information if you have a google account. (But this is so easy to setup and most people already have a google email address so its almost never a problem.) Second: There could be preset templates so that the information being added would auto format to make everything appear uniform.

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Fantastic way to keep all your documents in one place!

Reviewed 3 years ago

For my business, this software is used a lot for collaboration more specifically, blog post writing. I am able to write the post in a blog and invite clients to view and edit the document before posting it to their site. This also saves huge amounts of "back and fourth" time over email. I also use Google Docs templates to create clients privacy policies and terms of use for their websites. Again, the collaborative aspect of this software is great as I can fill in the bulk of the information and invite clients to fill in the rest. Google Docs is ideal for work across devices too. They have apps for Android and IOS meaning you can start work on one device and open it on another device at any time without having to download anything extra.

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I find the general ease of use of Google Docs to be awesome. Google Docs auto saves your work as you go so no more forgetting to save or accidental power cuts / failures affecting your work. For myself, I often work with other freelancers or clients world wide. Google Docs allows me to invite others to edit the documents in real time if needed. There are also many templates available - everything from meal planner and list templates to privacy policies and terms of use. Google Docs will auto save into your Google Docs / Drive meaning it can be accessed from any device and you can pick up where you left off. If you start writing something on your computer and want to finish it later on your tablet, you can download the app and open the document you were working on with all changes saved.

Cons

When inviting someone else to edit a document they must be a user with a Google account, so be aware of this if you're looking to use it for collaborative projects. This doesn't cause too much of an issue, only on occasion. Aside from this, I don't have any complaints about this software.

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Google Docs: The Best Software for Students

Reviewed 3 years ago

As I said in what I like most about the software, I have been thrilled with Google Docs since I discovered it in high school. I have used it for school projects, school notes, event planning, trip itineraries, to-do lists, and even just as a place to store important documents on its' cloud-like software that I know will always be on my Google Docs account. I can not think of any other software that has made my life as easy as Google Docs has.

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I have been using this software since high school and find it so convenient for working collaboratively with other students with ease. I love that multiple people are able to add to and edit a document at the same time- without having to meet up with each other. It makes group projects a breeze. I also love this software for the peace of mind that it brings me because I know nothing I have on Google...

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I really do not have something I like least about this software. I like that it looks like a normal word processor but with all the added bonuses.

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Still the best docs collaboration tool for professionals AND students (and even Family)

Reviewed 3 years ago

Ever since learning about Google Docs, it totally changed me to a fan of cloud based product. As a developer, 80% of my tools are from Google (Data Studio, Google Web Designers...) and Docs of course is a Can't Miss product for me as I use it daily even when ideas from scratch needed to be written down for the next day. I enjoyed the collaboration aspect of it and that it's only a link you need to send, not xxMB files you need to send over and over via email for edit and reviews.

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Just as any other Google products, I've loved using Google Docs starting when I was a broke student who used Mac (way back then Word for Mac was bad and not worth the money). Google Docs was a life saver as it was free and got the same job done. I was impressed (it was at least 10+ years ago when collaboration tools weren't that popular) how it allow my college group to finish our work together from...

Cons

The only thing I don't like about Google Docs is that its function is too simple (unlike word where it would have more styles, charts, etc...) but if I have to trade that to having a slower and more sluggish online tool (Outlook Word online has more function but tbh its kinda sluggish unlike Google Docs), I would say nah I'm fine.

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Way better than Microsoft Word but could still be better

Reviewed 3 years ago

For most basic business needs, Google Docs is a great product and it solves a lot of the pain points we used to face with locally hosted word processors. Also, Google being Google, it integrates well with other products and I like that I'm keeping my docs on the same platform as my email, photos, etc.

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I first transitioned from Word to Google docs back in 2012/2013, so most of my perception of Google Docs is based off that transition (especially since I had been using Word since 1995 -- or, in other words, most of my life). Here's what I love about Google Docs: - Easy to access your files across any device -- this is so key, especially while traveling // when I don't want to bring my work computer...

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I really hate that the default for an internet doc is still paginated. It's a huge waste of screen space if I'm only looking at it digitally, and especially if I'm trying to use the doc to create something for the web (like a blog post or webpage), as I often do. Dropbox Paper is so much better in this regard -- it uses an infinite scroll layout, downloading assets (images) from it are way easier (it...

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Fantastic for collaboration, working remote

Reviewed 3 years ago
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As a writer and paralegal, I spend the majority of my day typing documents of various sorts, and Google Docs has now become my go-to, even over Word. It's easy to access, it's easy to use, it's easy to share, and it's easy to collaborate. I'm a huge fan of anything that's on the cloud. So the fact that I can access Google Docs from any computer or phone at any time and place without having to download...

Cons

Formatting pictures within a doc can be finicky, but at the end of the day, I rarely have to do this and I don't know of a word processor that does it any better. The only other issue I've run into is more of a Google Drive issue, but sometimes other uses will move a document I've created out of a shared folder. I wish there was a way to grant them editing access without allowing them to move my documents without first getting my permission.

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Simple Cloud Documents

Reviewed 3 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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Excellent software for anything from small businesses, foundations, and personal use

Reviewed 3 years ago

Collaboration: real time editing, commenting, and reviewing documents. Document storage options withing Google Drive: the ability to coordinate Google Docs in the same home as other Google Drive formats is very important to my work. A multiplicity of editing options for documents: For my use, the bulk of my Google Docs documents are never meant to go beyond Google Drive - meaning that I generally use these documents as a reference for myself and others (training materials, note taking and professional organizations, goal planning, journal writing, etc.). Beyond documents I plan to stay digital, there are many options for formatting for printing and other means of publishing.

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Collaboration. I have used this software for over 5 years (likely since close to its first release) and real time collaboration has been the most important aspect of using this software. I have used it to start a business (especially in writing a business plan and designing project management), to work on group projects in my past schooling, and now to write research papers with a collaborator. Real...

Cons

My main take on this software (and the rest of the G Suite) is that it isn't a full replacement for the Microsoft Office suite of software. For some, that is a drawback. For others, the features that are lacking here and there are fine. For me, I am hard pressed to find a feature that I wish Google Docs is missing. When I do, I either have to find a workaround, or use different software temporarily. But for me, that's fine and is well worth it for the trade off and ease of use of collaboration by using this software.

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I use Google Docs for many tasks, ranging from simple to-do lists to large collaborate projects.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Docs allows me to save time when working on multiple platforms, makes collaboration between large groups simple and convenient, and is backed up to the cloud. I no longer have to remember to save my documents and remember to back-up my information, as Google Docs does that for me. Docs allows me to focus on the work and not the logistical problems behind working, giving me more time and energy to do what I actually want to spend my time on. After using Docs, I have not and will not go back to any alternative, as there is simply nothing more convenient and easy to use for employees.

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Google Docs so valuable to me due to its simplicity and ease of use. When I first switched to Docs, the simple design of the web interface and the intuitive nature of the Google Drive website which it is integrated inside enabled me to easily adopt a new environment without too much confusion. The almost minimalist design of the document editor ensured that new users were not overwhelmed, but also...

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One issue I've had with Docs is the scalability of the editor. While Docs is smooth and works well for small projects, documents which approach a hundred pages or greater often slow down or behave awkwardly. I rarely work with documents of such great size, but scaling Docs to be able to handle those cases will allow it to truly dominate over its competitors.

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The best ally of students and teachers. Easy to use, access anywhere, allows teamwork.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I did not have to use any flash drives again. I access my documents in any place, and I find them exactly as I left them the last time I modified them. Everything is automatically saved in the cloud. It is truly incredible.

Pros

Google docs is a word processor hosted in the google cloud. It allows to write documents in a collaborative way between one or more people. What I like most about this software is that it has an extremely intuitive interface, easy to use, similar to Microsoft Office Word. Therefore, you should not be an expert in technology to be able to use it. In my personal experience, as a university professor,...

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I really do not find anything that I dislike about Google Docs. I consider that the google team has been able to perfect this useful tool over time. For me, it is very complete.

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Extremely handy, easy to use, access from anywhere

Reviewed 3 years ago

Never again losing new editions, never again forgetting the presentation at home.

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I have used softwares to create documents, papers, presentations, etc, my whole life, since when I was in school. I can remember saving the files in a CD for class presentations, then in a pen drive, every time the students used to forget it at home and had to call someone to bring it. It was a hard time. With Google Docs everything is with you, no matter where, you only have to have internet access...

Cons

I'd like to say nothing but I would appreciate some new features for Google Sheets, as well as I would like it to support more content. Google Docs basically contemplates all my needs but for sheets which is the one I use the most, sometimes I miss a couple of nice features it could have.

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a relieve to students and proffesionals.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I said almost everything in my review for the app, it's been a great help to me in the course of my careers, can't count the times were i just use this app to make the guidelines for a presentation, a resume from a class or a teacher guide, even somehomework while resting time at the university, so when i get back to home i could just sit and relax because i did what i had pending hours ago. I suffer from anxiety episodes, having this kind of relieve has helped me a lot to overcome this disease, as i said before because it let's me use my free time outside home to do or at least start to work in my tasks.

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I've been using the app since the start of my career (medicine), i could say that a part of my good grades are that good because of this app. Why? - simply, because it will help you almost at any time, you can access it from any device you have in hand, share files between them and it even has an awsome Google drive compatibility so you can read your docs from the cloud, thanks to that functionality...

Cons

It's actually hard to say a con from this awesome app, the onlye con that i may say is not even related to the app itself but to the phone where i use it, wich crash at times when the load is big enough. Maybe it can be helped with a future update but as it is now it's almost perfect.

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The standard for collaborative document management

Reviewed 3 years ago

The benefits are almost beyond description, online learning would quite literally not be the same without this.

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Concurrent editing with multiple users across the world becomes effortles, and happens almost without a thought. Simultaneous contribution from disparate areas is indispensable for academic, professional, and personal uses. The enterprise and academic implementations carry all of the same power as the open GMail versions and the default permissions sets are remarkably powerful for broader permission sets. In terms of comparisons to existing services, Google Docs leaves most of them in the dust (looking at you SharePoint...) and has continued to improve over time. The implementations of additional tools (such as Paperpile for academic uses) further expands the capability - although sticking with continually updated and supported tools is going to be preferable.

Cons

The biggest 'con' isn't actually a con - the expectation of such effortless collaboration become pervasive, and moving back to networks that do not allow for Google Docs collaboration become frustrating by comparison, which is an astonishing way of describing how transformational the GDocs capability is for most users. As far as actual cons, the feature management and UI does seem vary over time,...

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for my Google Docs is a useful tool for my work allows me to create text documents and drawings

Reviewed 3 years ago

It benefits me enormously since it allows me to create documents for Through didactic materials so that my students in a more didactic way can learn different information, it allows me to take the evaluative and academic records of their students' performance. On the other hand, it offers complementary materials to improve class and student participation. for my brought and personal life is a very useful tool since I use it we are allies for the education of my children

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Google Docs is a very useful tool in my life and in my work, since it allows me to create text documents, tables and even drawings in the cloud, which makes it always available to me. It has a lot of similarity with the Microsoft Office program. I can perform all the basic tasks, for the elaboration of my post for my students and notifications for the representatives of my students. On the other hand,...

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The only thing that causes me some type of inconvenience with this software is the connection to the internet, if for some reason I do not have internet or it is a little slow I have difficulty making my documents or tables to my colleagues or students. However, I understand that these are not program errors, but connection problems with the internet band. If the internet does not fail, the entire program works perfectly for my work and personal needs. Another inconvenient that I am presented with this software is the ability that can accept according to the format of the document, which occasionally limits me to extend or expand the information that will contain my documents

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An almost-perfect replacement for Word

Reviewed 3 years ago

We stopped emailing each other word documents and eliminated trying to figure out what has been changed by whom.

Pros

I've been able to almost completely stop using Word. I prefer Google Docs to other word processing apps in almost all circumstances. From ease of access to functionality, this is a far superior application, and it's useful across devices without needing to install additional software. And who doesn't like FREE? You might think that's the best part, but it's not. It has a simple font manager, showing me only the fonts I want to see or use most often. I can print to anywhere. The formatting set up (title, heading, etc.) is simple to use. And it's simply the best app to use when you want to collaborate in real time. Nobody else comes close. Add to that that I can download it into multiple native file formats and it's just a winner.

Cons

There are very few things I don't like about Google Docs, but the things that I don't like can be annoying. First, cells in tables are too tall, and even though there are workarounds (creating the table elsewhere and pasting in), I'd like to see more functionality and control over tables created in the program. It also has an annoying habit of creating a page 2 that can't be deleted, and when I've...

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I've been using Docs for many years and enjoy its easy accessibility through various platforms.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use it everyday for various different note taking and report situations. I benefit from it because it is easy to access. In the past we could only access word documents from a usb drive or on the computer itself. However with Google Docs and various different Word Processor programs we can access them on any device and that's great. I want to make it clear that sometimes it isn't because one word processing program is more featured than another. Often times it boils down to the fact that Google Docs is very easy to access and this has become a success for many Google apps.

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What I enjoy most is that it's free. It wasn't too long ago when the word processing programs were only on the local hard drive rather than in the cloud. I believe that running Google Docs as a program that connects to the cloud enables customers ease of access. No matter where someone is, they can access Docs once connected to the internet. I have a Chromebook and at first I thought it would...

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I would like to see more Template documents in Google Docs. This service is free of charge however even if Google provided a large library of template documents at a monthly charge or a small fee for each file, this would be amazing.

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I've been using Google Docs for years personally and professionally.

Reviewed 3 years ago
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The best thing about Google Docs is that it makes sharing and collaborating on documents easy and simple for groups and teams. It's pretty much unrivaled in that way, competitor-wise, because everyone these days has a G-Mail account. I like Google Docs in early stages of projects because if I start a group project and assign different people to different pieces, I can see what's been worked on and what hasn't since the Doc updates automatically. Unfortunately pre-Google Docs I've dealt with people telling me work is done when it's not and I have to trust their word. Google Docs makes things transparent.

Cons

The biggest deterrent for me with Google Docs is the lack of version control. Granted, if every Google Doc was marked up with hundreds of tiny track changes it would drive everyone crazy, but I'm very hesitant about initiating a Google Doc if a project or document I'm working on with a group is sensitive or NOT in an early phase. It's (at least from my understanding) impossible to tell who edited or...

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Google Docs is my sole word processor. It is easy on the eyes, well-equipped, and accessible.

Reviewed 4 years ago
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I started using Google Docs because of its clean design and practical features. It felt minimalist then, something I appreciated, but it by no means stripped down, especially now, as it has been a full-on competitor with other word processors for several years in my view. Several years ago, I felt it was clear Google Docs was going in the direction I wanted, and so I migrated all of my writing projects...

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One issue I have had both have to do with copy & pasting material to or from Google Docs and finding some features from a table or box or something behind the visible page is missing or misaligned or otherwise not as it was. This was pretty bad when I started using it in about 2012. It has improved a great deal since then, but occasionally, when I to copy delicately formatted material from another platform, something doesn't come out as expected.

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Was great, but now seriously useful for business, perhaps even indispensable.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Google Docs enabled us to quickly and easily interact with clients in a secure manner without any hassle for them to even manage a login. We see the changes live and collaborate seamlessly, in a way that surprises some users. In fact, some first-time users occasionally download and email us a copy of the document, amazed to learn later that it's a live document that lives in the cloud. Internal organisation also improved thanks to Google Docs, and I'm sure it will be an indispensable tool for a long time to come.

Pros

- Any browser, anywhere, with simple link sharing and no sign in required for recipients. - Truly simultaneous editing with multiple users, and per-document messaging functions. - Cross platform, including constantly maintained tablet and phone apps, with good offline capabilities. - Great for document conversion (input from another format and output as several common but complex formats) - Complex...

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One of the things I would have mentioned as a downfall is now a feature in my list of Pros above, and thus the mention of increasingly rich features constantly added. There's not a lot not to like. Perhaps the only thing that gets in my way is issues with formatting when pasting, particularly on mobile devices. This may be a limitation of the mobile device/OS, but I encounter it most here in the Google Docs app, where formatting is lost, and pasting a complex table doesn't work like it does with open source desktop word processing apps.

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Pretty Handy, but Some Bugs and Lacking Features

Reviewed 4 years ago

I'm able to do a lot of things for my business through Google Docs, so I'm grateful for that. I do wish some of the bugs were smoothed out. I expect it from Microsoft, but Google? I'm honestly surprised the bug with the bulleted list I mentioned not being fixed before now.

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It's super handy to have my docs stored in the cloud and accessible by any device, desktop or mobile. I love that I can edit a document with my phone if need be. I can't say I've used presentations much, but I use Google Documents every day. It's *mostly* as good as Word, though there are some bugs that Word doesn't have (more about that in the Cons section). I use it for two main things: storing/writing...

Cons

When I'm creating website product category lists, there are issues with the tiered bullets. If a bullet is on the third tier and I want to make it second tier, you're supposed to be able to simply click in front of the text on that bullet and hit "Enter," but it doesn't work most of the time. There just isn't an easy/simple way to take an item on a certain tier and change both *its* tier and the tier...

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

Reviewed 4 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.

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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.

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Google Docs is the main central storage for my team's documents

Reviewed 4 years ago

Cloud sharing is another way our far-flung team stays in touch despite the distances and time zones that separate us. Being able to edit a document in Google Docs in real time, and to easily share our work with several team members, helps us to feel like we're all working the same space together. It's also key for our institutional memory; rather than having documents scattered across individual laptops, we can create a central trove of information that will remain constant throughout any employee turnover.

Pros

I love that you don't need to worry about version control in Google Docs, because everything is updated in real time. It would be a nightmare to try to circulate a Word document around to four different people on our team for their edits, and then to try to compile all those edits back into one place. It's much easier to share a Google Document with them and allow them to edit or comment as they like. Google Doc integrates well with email, sending you updates when new comments come in on your document or when someone else has shared a document with you. All of our various Google Documents serve as the central location for all of our institutional knowledge, keeping all of our policies, procedures, and records in one place that's easily accessed by all.

Cons

I wish Google Docs was organized a bit better. In my opinion, Dropbox does a better job of creating a central company directory of files, so that when everyone logs in, they all see the same layout. With Google Docs, each person's layout and organization of files is different, so it's easy for things to get lost or for the sheer number of documents to feel overwhelming. It's also hard to see who has been given access to what, so it can be a little tough to make sure the security settings are the way you want them to be. If you want to restrict a team member's access after they leave the company, for example, it's hard to see what documents they've been given access to.

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Great program, robust for the price, able to handle large documents, great for working with others.

Reviewed 4 years ago
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I live Google Docs as a Word/Pages alternative. It is wherever I am since I always have some sort of technology with me. I am able to work online or offline, with just a bit of preparation. I am able to work with others on a single document, and see live changes, or work on a document on my own, and share it with others to view and comment. One thing that really impressed me about Google Docs is that...

Cons

I sometimes wish that Docs had more functionality and better handling of things that are inserted such as special characters or images. Images tend to lay strangely, and changing the formatting does not always fix it. Dragging an image to location does not work well since what you are dragging goes invisible, and you lose your frame of reference. Special characters are difficult in Docs, which makes it hard for me to use this for documents for class. I teach Chinese and adding pinyin with tones is difficult unless copying and pasting directly from Google Translate. Unfortunately, sometimes doing so, will sometimes cause those areas of text to mutate to random characters with many openings of the document as if they have become corrupted by their own incompatibility.