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.
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Google Docs pricing

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

Starting Price:
USD 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
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Olga
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.

Claire
  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 27/04/2024

I LOVE Google Docs

INCREDIBLE! I recommend it to everyone and prefer to work for companies using G-suite products

Pros

It's so easy to use and collaborate on documents, It's way more intuitive than its alternatives and I love how easy it is to share and edit

Cons

It can be annoying to have to share the docs, user experience here could be improved slightly

Sven
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 30/04/2019

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.

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.

Arthur
  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 02/02/2024

One of the best out there, but should leave the physical world behind!

Pros

Google Docs is almost unparalleled when it comes to document creation and sharing! The ability to add comments, go into feedback mode, make tasks from comments, are all crucial and things I use weekly if not daily. I love how by default margins and page breaks are gone since it's rare we need to print things at this point.

Cons

I think Google Docs could go even further into the world of digital-only files. One thing I would LOVE for them to implement are collapsible sections so that documents are much easier to navigate and scan through. If I have three massive sections to a Doc, I'd like to hide the other two to focus on the one I'm working on. Also please implement a Latex integration for math and rich text in the form of code blocks.

Rex
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 29/04/2024

A solid alternative to Microsoft Word

Pros

The ease of use that allows for a range of different document types.

Cons

A few hidden features that require a quick google search to find the location.

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