Google Docs is a web-based word processor application that lets you create, edit, and share documents, fliers, and much more.
Whatever age you are or business you are in, at some point, you will need to use a word processor. Whether or not you pay for that word processor software is your prerogative, but there are plenty of perfectly good, FREE options available out there. One of these great options is Google Docs.
Google Docs is a robust word processor application that can do pretty much anything a paid (Microsoft Word) or free (OpenOffice Writer) word processor can do. Even better, it has the built-in ability to share and collaborate with anyone who has a Google login as well.
When you create a Google Docs document, you will be greeted with a familiar interface that clearly lays out all the functions and abilities of Google Docs. It can handle simple tasks like letters and term papers, to more complex tasks like full reports with tables and charts, or colorful fliers. In addition, you can link other items created within the Google Apps suite. So, if you created a table in Sheets, or an illustration in Drawing, you can import those items into your document.
The latest version of Google Docs also allows you to work offline, meaning you can create and edit documents without being connected to a network. This is super convenient for those who need to make edits on-the-go without always being near an Internet source.
It’s hard to find anything bad to say about Google Docs. The only minor gripes I can think of would be that you need a Google account to access it, and the organization of your files isn’t the greatest system on earth. Since you are working and storing your documents in Google Drive, you can work around this problem by creating folders (but you can still only view alphabetically or by date created). These minor quirks can be overlooked in my opinion, since you are getting a comprehensive word processor.
Google Docs is a wonderful—and FREE—alternative word processor application for nearly any type of user. Google Docs can handle nearly any task you throw its way, and it has the added bonus of being able to share your documents easily. Working offline is a great feature as well, making sure you can always access your documents even if you’re not always connected to Google Drive or a network.
Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Choose from thousands of fonts, add links, images, drawings, and tables. All for free.
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