Google Docs

Google Docs

by Google

Who Uses Google Docs?

Designed for businesses of sizes, it is a cloud-based document management system that helps teams collaborate, share, edit, chat, comment across multiple files in real-time.

What Is Google Docs?

Web-based app designed to store, create, and edit spreadsheets and documents online. Templates, charting and commenting are available.

Google Docs Details

Google

http://www.google.com

Google Docs Pricing Overview

Google Docs does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. Google Docs paid version starts at US$6.00/month.

Starting Price

US$6.00/month

Pricing Details

Professional office suite with 30GB storage

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Google Docs Features

Productivity Software
Collaboration
Database Creation
Document Creation
File Sharing
Notes Management
Office Suite
Presentation Tools
Project Management
Task Management
Team Chat

Google Docs Reviews

Showing 5 of 21,694 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Brittany B.
Freelance Writer
Writing & Editing, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/10/2019

"My favorite collaborative software"

Comments: I never lose work and can have all of my docs on Google cloud. Sharing documents is incredibly easy and collaboration is smooth.

Pros: Google Docs is great for both collaborative writing work and personal writing. The auto save feature ensures that you do not lose work as long as you are connected to the internet, and the history feature ensures that you can take a look back at work you may have written over. Google Docs is easy to use, free, and has most functionality that Word Doc has. Hundreds of downloadable add-ons give users even more options when it comes to things like font, graph inserts, or layout design. When sharing a document with people, you can decide what level of access that person has to the document: "view only" (no editing power), "can comment" (can make editing suggestions and leave comments throughout the document), "can edit" (full access to editing document). I started using Google Docs in college and still use it today as a professional freelance writer. It is great for academia, personal use, and professional use.

Cons: I can't set a "default" font. This is kind of petty, but I personally hate Ariel font and I have to manually change the font for body text and headings every time. Like I said, it's petty.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/10/2019
Isaias G.
Social media manger
Media Production, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/03/2020

"Google doc review "

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 29/03/2020
Verified Reviewer
Student
Human Resources, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/06/2019

"Certainly performing well..."

Comments: While the program isn't perfect, Google Docs is by far the most easily accessible and widely used word editing programs. It excels at what it needs to do, but lacks on what it could do.

Pros: To start, Docs get's everything you need done. Editing, typing, sharing—it's all easily done. In a school or work environment, the commenting mode and ability to share documents easily makes working extremely efficient. In comparison, a traditional document editor would require you to manually send the file, have the other party edit it, then send it back. In docs, being able to instantly see any edits or comments another person makes is a huge time-saver. Docs is also extremely compatible with other types of files, and even can transcribe PDF files. It's also capable of converting your current doc into other formats, which is helpful since you won't have to use a third-party website/application to do so. While being a common feature in other editing programs, the auto save feature is handy, as it saves every time a change is made, even if it's just a single letter. On top of that, Docs also stores previous versions of your document, which I personally found very useful when back-referencing older revisions of essays and other papers. Lastly, Docs runs constant grammar and spelling checks, which is great for when you are typing in a rush and misspell a word or type something out awkwardly. Not only that, but the detection is always improving, and is even able to detect proper nouns (like names) and recognize that they aren't spelled wrong because they are meant to be spelled that way.

Cons: Despite it's strengths, Google Docs holds a few annoying points. A major disappointment lies in the lack of font support. While some of the major, non-standard fonts like IBM Plex Sans are available, a majority of the fonts that are available aren't well-known or widely used, which led me to using the same 4-5 fonts over and over again. There is no option to add third-party fonts either, which isn't ideal for those of us that have a selection of them on our computers. Despite Doc's simple design, it's actually a huge resource hog for both internet bandwidth and RAM. While it may not be noticeable on a decent computer, it's especially noticeable on computers that aren't from the last 4 years or so. Loading Docs onto my laptop from a few years ago brought it to its knees, and forced me to use an alternative. While Docs has plenty of shortcuts for its most commonly used tools, not every tool has a shortcut. On top of that, there are no options to bind our own shortcuts to a tool, which is a huge problem for those of us that have to write heavily formatted, non-traditional styled documents. Lastly, table creation and editing in Docs is still yet to be ideal. Each line in a table is treated as a separate line, meaning that you have to either edit each line or all the lines at once, which makes it inconvenient to create visually appealing tables.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/06/2019
Mohammad A.
Computer engineering student
Higher Education, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/02/2020

"My experience with Google Docs service."

Comments: Since I have started using Google Docs as my main documents editor my life as a student at Altinbas university became easier. Because of Google Docs, I don't need to take my laptop with me Instead, I can just use the computer of the university with full trust that my data are secured. I love this Google Docs because it helped me a lot and I hope that Google will keep updating this service to make better and better.

Pros: Google docs service was one of the best things that I have used in the past two years it helped me a lot in my academic field. The idea of being able to use Google docs anywhere and from any device was the greatest thing for me. Instead of holding a USB stick to and facing the risk to lose your work that you have been working on for months, I used google docs for that reason. In addition, this kind of service costs a lot of money when we talk about other companies, but with Google, it is completely free and with better features.

Cons: Well, I think that there are some problems that I have encountered during my use for Google docs.
First of all, the lack of templates. there are only a few templates to choose from and this kind of limitation at least for me as an extensive user for this service. Diverse templates can help a lot and save time for students like me.
Secondly, the flexibility of the service. This problem happens a lot even with high-performance PC and laptops and that made me wonder if the problem is from the service itself. I hope that the Google team can make it faster thereby, more people will prefer to use it more than the other choices in the market.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 8/02/2020
Benjamin K.
instructor
Staffing & Recruiting, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/04/2020

"Positive and negative of Google Docs. "

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/04/2020