Google Docs

Updated Sept 18, 2020 · 2 min read

What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is a free word processor, as part of the Google Drive, that users can use to create, modify, and share documents that are stored on the Google Cloud. Google Docs is available as a web, mobile, and desktop application. Because the documents are stored on their Cloud, users can access the documents from any device with an Internet connection and web browser.

Google Docs is great for being about to share content quickly with colleagues and highlight and collaborate on content for your projects. Documents created on Google Docs can be exported as PDFs (.pdf), Word documents (.docx), Plain Text files (.txt), and Web Page files (.html).

Google Docs provides similar offerings to what Microsoft Word offers. However, the advantage of using Google Docs is that documents are stored on the Cloud and can be accessed anywhere. Because the documents are stored on the Cloud, some are concerned that their files are more vulnerable and less secure.

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