Google Docs

Online document creation and editing

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Google Docs Overview

What is Google Docs?

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

Google Docs Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Google Docs Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Google Docs Reviews

Google Docs Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
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5
Excellent
17773

Very good
5435

Average
690

Poor
50

Terrible
14

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,3
97% recommended this app
Taylor M.

Frequently recommend this to coworkers

The ability to share documents with other Google accounts is perfect for team projects. Teammates can edit or create simultaneously and can see other edits in real time . Google Docs is now the only system I use for documents.


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Google Docs Review

My overall experience with google docs is amazing. I use google docs to collaborate on any project I am working on. Its easy to use and reliable. All of the features you need to do your basic tasks are there. There is also a chat function available to communicate through. Everything with this program wad thought out very well. Nothing but good experiences with google docs.


Craig S.

Free and Intuitive documentation tool

My overall experience with Google Docs has been satisfactory because I am able to record tagging, reporting and campaign re-targeting instructions with no additional cost investment needed to buy a software. So, its ROI is high, as long as the user is familiar with using Google suite of office tools such as Google Drive and Gmail in conjunction with Google Docs. And, is comfortable with collaborating on same project with multiple members using commenting and file sharing features. Other tools like Microsoft Word are costly.


Pressilla R.

My Favorite Feature from Google

Hands down one of the best document software for editing and creating files. Easy to convert to other document formats like pdf and docx. Easy to use and Free with a Google Account. It has all the basic features you need and some extras. There are templates available with lots of useful information that you can use for your business. Files are easily accessible in the cloud or you can download them to your choice of storage. I love that the History feature stores all the changes made and the dates, so I don't have to keep track. I love the HELP feature which gives some training and Updates, and allows me to report any issues.


Ethan M.

Highly compatible and accessible Document Generating Platform

Personally I have utilized Google Docs in a manner that has helped me sustain and progress many businesses that has proven to me that Google is capable of making a superior document platform. Its wide range of applications, storage and file compatibility has made it easy for me to craft beautiful and effective documents for the workplace. My colleagues can edit documents without having to email the changes to me because we already have access to the file via Google's servers such in a manner that it has increased our capabilities and workplace enjoyment substantially


Taylor M.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Frequently recommend this to coworkers

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/03/27
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to share documents with other Google accounts is perfect for team projects. Teammates can edit or create simultaneously and can see other edits in real time . Google Docs is now the only system I use for documents.

Pros

Google Docs has all the features of Microsoft Word but costs nothing. Available to anyone with a Google account, Google Docs allows you to access your document from any device without having to carry around a flash drive. You can make adjustments to your paper from your phone or start a paper at a local library then finish it from your home computer with no extra effort. Google Docs saves changes automatically, so you will never lose your work if you computer crashes or dies. The ability to share documents with other Google accounts is perfect for team projects. Teammates can edit or create simultaneously and can see other edits in real time . Google Docs is now the only system I use for documents.

Cons

None. Every time I have recommended this software to a coworker or friend, they have been surprised by how many features there are and how easy it is to use.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Google Docs Review

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/11
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with google docs is amazing. I use google docs to collaborate on any project I am working on. Its easy to use and reliable. All of the features you need to do your basic tasks are there. There is also a chat function available to communicate through. Everything with this program wad thought out very well. Nothing but good experiences with google docs.

Pros

What like most about google docs is how easy it is to collaborate on a document. I can't think of one job I've had where I did not use this product in some way, shape or form. One feature I love, is that as others enter the document, their icon will popup on the screen. As they leave, the icon leaves. It is just a basic version of the full microsoft office suite with all the bells and whistles. I like that it is not overcomplicated and what you see is what you get. Another thing I love most is the fact that it is free for everyone to use and there is never any pressure to buy. Its just a free resource that makes collaborative efforts really easy.

Cons

One thing I dislike most about this software is the fact that you have to have a google account to use it. That is one of the only issues that occurs when using this product because sometimes people don't have a google account and don't want to have one just for the sake of collaborating on a document. Another thing that could be better is the lack of live updates and changes on the document while people are in the document. I know that you can look through the revision history but without having to take that extra step sometimes, it makes things more convenient. You can be working on something together and the person can make a change without the other even knowing. Live updates somewhere on the document would be a great addition.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Craig S.
Industry: Apparel & Fashion
Company size: Self Employed

Free and Intuitive documentation tool

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/21
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Google Docs has been satisfactory because I am able to record tagging, reporting and campaign re-targeting instructions with no additional cost investment needed to buy a software. So, its ROI is high, as long as the user is familiar with using Google suite of office tools such as Google Drive and Gmail in conjunction with Google Docs. And, is comfortable with collaborating on same project with multiple members using commenting and file sharing features. Other tools like Microsoft Word are costly.

Pros

I use Google Docs to document my marketing campaign strategy. So, I can leverage it again, when needed in the future. Example: I came up with a re-targeting campaign strategy using custom audience built in Google Analytics and sent to Salesforce for campaign execution. I documented all the steps of this new strategy using Google Docs which helped me apply the same re-targeting process to other marketing campaigns. I also utilize Google Docs to keep a record of all my tagging and reporting strategies so I can easily apply them to new KPIs or measurement plans. In summary, Google Docs has helped me save campaign optimization instructions for future reference so I am more efficiently repeating process which worked before. Another pro about Google Docs: it automatically saves content as I type, in the cloud. So, there is no risk of losing text or images, if my laptop is frozen or shut down without my control.

Cons

Google Docs doesn't save images from Gmail. For example, if I typed a long email which has a bunch of text and images. And, I want to save that email in Google Docs, it will save the text but not the images. So, I have to save the images in my local drive first and then upload them to Google Docs. Or, take a screenshot of images from the original source and then paste them in Google Docs. Also, Google Docs won't work that efficiently to save content if internet signal is down or if there is no Google account available.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Pressilla R.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 2-10 Employees

My Favorite Feature from Google

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/08
Review Source: Capterra

Hands down one of the best document software for editing and creating files. Easy to convert to other document formats like pdf and docx. Easy to use and Free with a Google Account. It has all the basic features you need and some extras. There are templates available with lots of useful information that you can use for your business. Files are easily accessible in the cloud or you can download them to your choice of storage. I love that the History feature stores all the changes made and the dates, so I don't have to keep track. I love the HELP feature which gives some training and Updates, and allows me to report any issues.

Pros

I use this software at work and home. Best part it's free with my personal account and it's available with my business account as a part of G-suite, now called Google Workplace. I used it for years from it just got released. Font options are decent styles to choose from. Very easy to use and easy to self-learn. I love that you can easily insert links from the web, the history tab automatically saves all my changes so if I need to make a change, it's all there. It autosaves so that's a plus and no more losing data. And it allows me to work offline and saves it to the cloud automatically the moment I connect to the internet. I collaborate with my business partner in the same document simultaneously. I love that feature because we can brainstorm together and the features show exactly where our mouse is at all times so we are not tripping over each others' words. We can leave comments for each other, make suggestions- in suggestion mode where it doesn't alter the data but instead suggest to make an edit to the owner. Best of all, you can share the document with others and add restrictions without having to send as an attachment. This flexibility also allows you to remove access as well, so that's a win-win. The general alignment are included Left, right, center and so on, spell and grammar check, inserting images & Gifs, and they just added a compare document feature which allows me to compare two documents while I work which is perfect for A-B Testing.

Cons

Adjusting the page layout and changing the page color in "page set up" was not easy to find
P.S You go to File- then select Page set UP
Format is Not as common or accepted by most software as other document formats like pdf and docx

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ethan M.
Industry: Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Highly compatible and accessible Document Generating Platform

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/10
Review Source: GetApp

Personally I have utilized Google Docs in a manner that has helped me sustain and progress many businesses that has proven to me that Google is capable of making a superior document platform. Its wide range of applications, storage and file compatibility has made it easy for me to craft beautiful and effective documents for the workplace. My colleagues can edit documents without having to email the changes to me because we already have access to the file via Google's servers such in a manner that it has increased our capabilities and workplace enjoyment substantially

Pros

Google Docs has served me in many manners that allows for in browser document editing that creates files for Google users to edit, download and share with eachother. It being stored in the cloud has a variety of benefits that make it's longevity consistent for as long as you have a Google Account. Multiple users can share and access said documents and edit them simultaneously, showing live updates across everyones accounts which makes collaboration much more seamless.

Cons

Not as feature rich as a program like Microsoft Word, however it has specific features that in some ways make it better than Word itself.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
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Google Docs Pricing

Google Docs Pricing

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Free Trial
Free
Value for money
Value for Money
4,8/5
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Google Docs Features

Google Docs Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Google Docs

Additional information for Google Docs

Key features of Google Docs

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

Google Docs FAQs

Google Docs FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Docs.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Docs offer?

Google Docs offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Available

Q. What are the main features of Google Docs?

Google Docs offers the following features:

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

Q. Who are the typical users of Google Docs?

Google Docs has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Google Docs support?

Google Docs supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Q. Does Google Docs support mobile devices?

Google Docs supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Google Docs integrate with?

Google Docs integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Benchmark Email, Click2Mail, Customer Thermometer, Email It, Kapost, LiveChat, Lucidchart, PipelineDeals, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Google Docs offer?

Google Docs offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials