Google Docs

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

4.7
Overall rating
Reviews

About Google Docs

Google Docs is a web-based document management application designed to help users create and edit documents in real-time. The platform allows employees to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, add comments and access custom templates for resumes and project reports via a unified portal. Google Docs offers a variety of features such as activity tracking, data export, document generation, file sharing, secure data storage, project management and more. It enables professionals to format text and paragraphs, embed photos, add links and modify fonts. Additionally, it lets managers highlight text, accept or reject suggestions and interact with other users using the chat functionality. Google Docs is available to users for free and on monthly subscriptions. Support is extended via email, documentation, helpdesk and other online measures.
Google Docs Software - Google Docs file

Google Docs pricing

Google Docs has a free version and offers a free trial. Google Docs paid version starts at US$6.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$6.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Google Docs Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.8
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.3
5 reviews of 28,110 View all reviews
Olga
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 29/08/2020

Great alternative to online blackboards and note-taking apps!

It is just "Oh my goodness!" Stupid simple and immensely inspiring! Useful. Helpful. Adorable.

Pros

User-friendly, flexible, responsive, customizable and overwhelmingly great!
Easy-to-use on Linux OS (my OS - Ubuntu Budgie 18.04.5 LTS (Bionic Beaver), I am a PC user).
I really like their multiple functions, such as: creating complex documents with tables, different splendid fonts, background colors, in bold and cursive fonts. Flexible and comfy using bullet points or ordered listing, page numbering, first-line indentation, interline spacing. Adjustable using hyperlinks and styles deleting. It is fast and easy to create, share and delete documents, modify them, download and save in .doc or .pdf. It is absolutely free, stable, secure and trustworthy service which is indispensable for e-learning, edutainment, studies, research work and online tutoring. Besides, you can use this spectacularly simple service as a note-taking app or even a draft of your blog or bullet journal! Whatever you want to type down: bucket list, to-do list, grocery list, motivation letter draft, CV or resume, it is always comfy, flexible and useful! Easy to use, easy to customize, easy to modify, save, download and delete! I have not mentioned other functions as inserting some files (pictures) or creating slides or optical character recognition, but I have never checked these functions, that's why I have described just common functionality which is pleasant and helpful for any task completion!
As I said: it is smart, simple and impressively good! I am really grateful that such a service exists.

Cons

Well, for some weird reason I cannot check for sure how OCR works there. Besides, my hardware is a little bit outdated, that's why something like "inserting pictures" might malfunction on my OS.

Tathagata
  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 12/02/2024

Best free Document editor

Pros

I like that it is free and is very simple to use.

Cons

The auto correct feature sometimes feels as a negative to me.

Michael
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 12/02/2024

Google Docs - It is what it is and it does pretty well, what it does

Amazing that we have such tools at our disposal. We can work on almost anything, from anywhere, and collaborate with anyone in the world. Obviously Google did not invent this concept but they are the #1, the go-to. Its really revolutionizing the way we all work together.

Pros

Just the simple fact that we live in such a time where geography doesn't make much difference at all when it comes to collaboration and teamwork, is amazing. I find myself being a big perfectionist in judging Google Docs negatively, instead of simply appreciating that we even have such technology.

Cons

The loss of cross functionality between versions of MS Office and Google, whether it's documents or spreadsheets. It is admittedly pretty great for what it is, but it still isn't standardized enough, in my opinion. Downloading a doc/sheet created using google, into Office, often ends in file corruption.

Daniel
  • Industry: Utilities
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 26/11/2023

Google Docs -A work of art

A brilliant piece of software that keeps getting better and better. At first I was mindful to make the change and was hesitant to use the software. Over time this has become a firm favourite and will likely continue to be for many years to come.

Pros

Google Docs delivers a great comprehensive package at zero cost. The ability for this software package to work easily across platforms and be so easy to use everyday has been a major plus and is why this is used on a regular basis to maximise output of my colleagues

Cons

There needs to be a tutorial package on the systems showing how to get the basics and most out of the system. For those who have used rival systems before it can take a while to adapt to the new system.

Alternatives Considered

LibreOffice and Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Choosing Google Docs

Free to use software over paying a yearly fee to use. Massive saving potential

Switched From

Microsoft 365

Reasons for Switching to Google Docs

Free to use software suite over costly software suite.
Yousef
  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 27/12/2023

Google Docs important review

This platform is easy to use for any purpose. Also, you can easily share it with people and safely.

Pros

The most important feature that I like about this platform, that you can easily edit any document and the original one stays as it is.

Cons

There are some features that are missing in this platform such as, the the feature of taking many steps to edit other documents.

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