Google Docs

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by Google Inc.

An online text editor that allows you to create, format text documents and edit them with colleagues and friends in real time.

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Google Docs description

Google Docs is a text editor included in the Google Drive toolkit. A simple and fast editor that will not burden the operating system. Plus, within this service, you don’t have to worry about data safety, they will never get lost in it.

Features of Google Docs:

  • Upload Word documents and convert them to Google docs.
  • Adding document formatting.
  • Invites other users to collaborate on the document.
  • Parallel online editing in real time.
  • Viewing the change history of a specific document.
  • Download documents in Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip file format.
  • Translation of documents into other languages.
  • Ability to send documents to other users, e.g. as an attachment.

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Prices for Google Docs

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The service is freely available to any user.

Google Docs features

Security and privacy

Check out Protocol access HTTPS Data between you and the service is transmitted over an encrypted channel (SSL / TLS), which excludes their interception by intruders. 77
No Multi-factor authentication The combined use of several factors reduces the risk of data leakage (in addition to a password, cards, fingerprint scanners, and others are used). 40
No Backing up in multiple locations Backing up your data to multiple independent locations makes it virtually impossible for it to be lost or damaged. 56


No Included in the Unified Register of Russian Programs The service is in the register, which the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of Russia created in accordance with article 12.1 of the Federal Law "On information, information technologies and information protection", in order to expand the use of Russian programs, to confirm their origin and support copyright holders. 43

Collaboration and personal effectiveness

Check out Notifications 32
Check out Access control 17
Check out Search and filters 30
Check out Comments 18

Work with documents


Didn’t love this service right away


Ease of use

Collaboration capability


Fewer features than Microsoft Office

I use it at work. At first after Word it was a little unusual, but then I mastered the program and got a taste of it. It is not necessary to save the document every time so that it is not deleted. Sharing settings are definitely cool. Although sometimes some paragraph editing features are missing

Rescue those with iOS or Linux


I don’t know why I didn’t get the obvious decision to use GoogleDocs instead of Libre Office on my Ubuntu earlier. It’s the same as Microsoft office, only free and online


You must have an application on your phone, otherwise you won’t even put a full stop and you won’t fix a typo (in other words, you can’t edit it). Annoying to have to have an app for such a little thing

Why haven’t I used this before?

All for nothing


  • User-friendly interface
  • Wide functionality
  • The ability to integrate
  • Collaboration


Unstable (but rare)

When I was writing "multi-ton reports" I forgot to save in Microsoft Excel, and automatic saving did not always help (they often turn off the electricity). After a couple of such cases, I completely switched to Google Docs. Lots of chips for free. Thanks to the developers!

Best document collaboration service


A simple and full-featured text editor

There is a collaboration and editing mode

Can be integrated with your project and task management system


Not found

I have been using it for several years for a wide range of tasks: technical assignment, business requirements, drafts of articles, instructions, and more. In the process of work, you can connect colleagues using personal or shared links, everything is simple and accessible. Documents are stored on the disk, so it is difficult to lose them - folders and contest search save them. I almost forgot what MS WORD is!

Secure document archive


Access to a document anywhere in the world

Access to documents from someone else’s computer

Convenient correction of documents

Saving instantly protects against data loss


Can’t create directory or folder (only in google drive)

Only positive impressions

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