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

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Google Docs Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa
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, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

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Google Docs Reviews

Google Docs Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
16264

Very good
5085

Average
640

Poor
44

Terrible
14

Value for Money
4.8
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.3
97% recommended this app
Sumit N.

Best web based Document Editor you can get for Free

Since I am a Blogger and a part time recruiter, I happen to compose articles and receive a lot of Resumes. I find Google Docs very useful. I can access Resumes on the go on my mobile using Google Docs app for Android. Since it is from Google, we can store documents directly to Google Drive. The thing that I feel it lacks is support, I have to look for help topics or community forums in order to find an answer to a question that I have. The need seldom arises though.


Verified Reviewer

Our favorite collaboration tool for team documents

We need to collaborate on documents in real-time and then be able to share them with others. This is much easier and faster than storing documents on a local drive and then sending versions back and forth.


Sven E.

A good, if basic, word processor in the cloud

I'm using Google Docs for creating all my business letters & documents. So far I've always been able to achieve professional & proper looking results and have greatly profited from Google's templates directory. The cloud backup & collaboration features of Docs have also come in handy on numerous occasions.


Isaias G.

Google doc review

Overall my experience with Google dock is amazing it’s a simple to use system that is easily of assessable and shareable. Whatever Google Docs does not have it has the function to create add-ons to my drive. Google Docs off-line function that allows you to use Google docs even with out Internet ensures that deadlines will always be met and that the work will always be saved. Google docs his ability to transfer items from one phone into a shared system makes it easy for access to go between different types of system. I would honestly recommend Google docs for any business or media company.


Benjamin K.

Positive and negative of Google Docs.

Overall, the Google Docs is a great document because it checks if my grammar is correct or not. The Google Docs have auto saving so good for me the reason is I will easily forget to save my work then the Google Docs will save for me all the time. It's helpful for people who will easily forget to save their work.


Sumit N.
Industry: Information Services
Company size: Self Employed

Best web based Document Editor you can get for Free

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 23/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Since I am a Blogger and a part time recruiter, I happen to compose articles and receive a lot of Resumes. I find Google Docs very useful. I can access Resumes on the go on my mobile using Google Docs app for Android. Since it is from Google, we can store documents directly to Google Drive. The thing that I feel it lacks is support, I have to look for help topics or community forums in order to find an answer to a question that I have. The need seldom arises though.

Pros

The great thing about Google Docs is its free to use, supports standard formats like .doc, .docx and .odt and files are stored on cloud. Google Docs app is also available for Android and iOS, so it can be used on the go. Another great thing is it supports simultaneous modification of documents by multiple users. Most word processing features are available so we don't have to spend a lot of money on other commercial document editing software.

Cons

It has a web-based editor that works only when we have internet access, so if we are working remotely we need to first download documents and edit them in any other document editor. Support is available via forums or help section of Google Docs, unless we have G Suite subscription. No Windows version of Google Docs is available, can only be access via browsers.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Our favorite collaboration tool for team documents

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We need to collaborate on documents in real-time and then be able to share them with others. This is much easier and faster than storing documents on a local drive and then sending versions back and forth.

Pros

The collaboration tool set of Google Docs is the easiest to use we have come across. You can give editing permissions to your team, and then all work on the same document at once without editing over each other. This is because you can always see who else is in the document and exactly where in the document they are working, in real time.

Cons

Sometimes it's confusing if someone sends a document invite to a non-Gmail account, and the non-Gmail account has trouble accessing it. So it's best if everyone uses a Gmail account to edit. Also, a small gripe I have is that the cursor indicating your collaborators' current place in the document covers up punctuation like periods and commas. So if I am copy editing, I have to ask my team to move their cursor to make sure the punctuation is correct.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sven E.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

A good, if basic, word processor in the cloud

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 30/04/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I'm using Google Docs for creating all my business letters & documents. So far I've always been able to achieve professional & proper looking results and have greatly profited from Google's templates directory. The cloud backup & collaboration features of Docs have also come in handy on numerous occasions.

Pros

Google Docs provides you with all the obvious necessities a word processor in 2019 should be giving you. While it doesn't support overly fancy layouts & effects, Google Docs concentrates on the core word processing feature-set and executes well on it. You can easily & (perhaps more importantly) efficiently write letters, notes and memos using this application. The instant sync & cloud backup are a nice bonus and Google's new "Template Directory", which gives you access for templates for things like contracts, freelance writing agreements, invites, etc. is a treasure trove for everyone who's just trying to get their work done.
Your documents written in Google Docs will look professional, whether you use a template or create a document from scratch. The export to PDF & Word makes it compatible with all mayor systems and the tight Google integration is a nice bonus for everyone who also utilises the plethora of Google services.
Google Docs is a perfectly fine word processor that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend as your "daily driver" for document editing.

Cons

While Google Docs "executing well on the basics" approach to word processing works brilliantly when creating documents, it also creates incompatibilities when trying to import documents written in Word or Apple Pages. This can sometimes lead to mayor issues when working with coworkers, contractors or clients who use one of these other word processors, which can only be resolved by one of the involved parties switching to the other's editor of choice.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Isaias G.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Google doc review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 29/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall my experience with Google dock is amazing it’s a simple to use system that is easily of assessable and shareable. Whatever Google Docs does not have it has the function to create add-ons to my drive. Google Docs off-line function that allows you to use Google docs even with out Internet ensures that deadlines will always be met and that the work will always be saved. Google docs his ability to transfer items from one phone into a shared system makes it easy for access to go between different types of system. I would honestly recommend Google docs for any business or media company.

Pros

I love how simple docs to us. Google docs allows you to use all the functions of word with the online ability to ensure that your work will always be saved. Google docs offline usage now makes it perfect for the on late night train rides where I am told to come up with With assignments on a deadline being without signal. Google Docs and surety that my work will still be saved ensures that deadlines will still be meet. Also how simple Google Docs is to use in transferring photos into Google Docs is amazing.

Cons

The only thing I don’t like about Google Doc is how hard it can be to share outside of gmail. But google docs app ability to make files into pdf or document are a short solution to that issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Benjamin K.
Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Positive and negative of Google Docs.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, the Google Docs is a great document because it checks if my grammar is correct or not. The Google Docs have auto saving so good for me the reason is I will easily forget to save my work then the Google Docs will save for me all the time. It's helpful for people who will easily forget to save their work.

Pros

In the Google Docs the most useful is they can auto save the document on the Google Drive without USB and allow multi users to work in the same document then finish, discuss on the Google Docs. Therefore, for the business, Education (students, teacher and instructor )and Family could help them have a good efficiency and easier to finish the work together, it helps Google Docs users to save a lot of time on saving documents and discussing in the work. Google Docs is a great platform to save user's time in the work.

Cons

The Google Docs is a good document platform but has some little not convenient for the Google user. For example, The Google Docs's menu title of the menu bar is rendered in plain text, making it difficult to separate it from the rest of the Google Docs interface. While the user finds that menu bar, clicking on one of those items creates a menu, but it's hard to tell the text from the Google Docs background. Menu has no shadow thus it blends in with the page when the user is working on.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

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
Customisable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
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:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small 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, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

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

Google Docs has the following pricing plans:

Free

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