Google Docs

Online document creation and editing

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Google Docs Overview

What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time.

Google Docs Overview

Pricing

Starting from
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Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

Google Docs Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 others, India, Japan, Germany
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Google Docs Reviews for UK Users

Google Docs Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
17042

Very good
5286

Average
663

Poor
48

Terrible
14

Value for Money
4.8
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.3
97% recommended this app
Olga B.

Great alternative to online blackboards and note-taking apps!

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


Verified Reviewer

It's Google Docs. You know how good it is!

Love it! Love it! Love it! I have been using it with my business for the past 8 years. Google Docs is great.


Daniel F.

Welcome alternative to Microsoft Word, but still lacking some of the more powerful features

Excellent on the move, in browser (as long as you use Chrome) document editing that can rival MS Word for most use cases.

An incredible collaborative writing experience when working with a team of authors and going through an iterative review and correct process. Far better than 'track changes'

Integration with Google Drive and ecosystem of other office suite products


Tonico C.

Create docs and content everywhear.

I use Google Docs to write to my clients anywhere because I can access the software on my mobile device and my computer desktop, so this is great. I can write all my text services and get the freedom to create anytime because I can connect with Google Docs any time I want. Google Docs is a simple tool to create and edit docs for my clients. Google Docs is part of my writing/editing services and also is a great partner for every person who wants to create and edit documents around the world.


Louis W.

Documents made easy

Google documents grammar correction, spell check is by-far second to none.


Olga B.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great alternative to online blackboards and note-taking apps!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

It's Google Docs. You know how good it is!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 08/09/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Love it! Love it! Love it! I have been using it with my business for the past 8 years. Google Docs is great.

Pros

I assume by now everyone knows about Google Docs. It is one of a handful of tools that don't require non-users to login to use it. This makes it easy to collaborate with others, share key info with investors/advisors, and not have to give them another username and password to remember.

Cons

When you login and have more than one open account, it keeps asking you which account you're trying to use. There should be a way to prevent that from occurring every time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Daniel F.

Welcome alternative to Microsoft Word, but still lacking some of the more powerful features

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 05/12/2017
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent on the move, in browser (as long as you use Chrome) document editing that can rival MS Word for most use cases.

An incredible collaborative writing experience when working with a team of authors and going through an iterative review and correct process. Far better than 'track changes'

Integration with Google Drive and ecosystem of other office suite products

Pros

Simply the best thing about Google Docs is the realtime version controlled collaborative writing features. If you are jointly writing a document as a team, this works so much better than typical dogged workflows of sharing docx files with tracked changes by email.

The material design interface is familiar and enjoyable if you like Google products. It is rapidly becoming a UI standard which means the barrier to entry is low.

Availability of apps for many mobile and tablet platforms is welcome, although they do not necessarily work as well as the web version. This is a difficult thing to get right, and GDocs is certainly ahead of Word mobile.

Really nice base styles and encouragement of good authorship practice promoting the use of styles rather than the common practice of changing the font size in Word.

Really great handling of fonts from the Google font library

Nice integration with Sheets for the inclusion of data in reports

Cons

Scripting and templating is light years behind Microsoft Word

Mail merge (no need to say more, where is it?)

Handling of footnotes and references

More control over typography would be nice, especially when it comes to things like tables and bulleted lists

Tables are very primitively implemented

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Tonico C.
Industry: Writing & Editing
Company size: Self Employed

Create docs and content everywhear.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 07/08/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I use Google Docs to write to my clients anywhere because I can access the software on my mobile device and my computer desktop, so this is great. I can write all my text services and get the freedom to create anytime because I can connect with Google Docs any time I want. Google Docs is a simple tool to create and edit docs for my clients. Google Docs is part of my writing/editing services and also is a great partner for every person who wants to create and edit documents around the world.

Pros

The most important thing is Google Docs is easy to use, and you can access your Docs from any device with your Google account. With Google Docs, I can write my screenplays, advertising copy's, and so much more. I can have access to my texts all time. The features of the text editor are simple to find on the Google Docs layout. Google Docs help my job a lot because it is free to use, so no costs are added to use this software.
I love the connection with Grammarly on Google Docs because, with this connection, I can improve my writing skills and delivery better docs to my clients.

Cons

I miss the presence of one PDF editor feature on Google Docs. They have how to download the docs in the PDF version, but we can not edit the PDF directly to the archive. That is the only thing I miss in my business with Google Docs because I have clients who only want our services in PDF format, like screenplays in this case.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Louis W.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Documents made easy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 18/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Google documents grammar correction, spell check is by-far second to none.

Pros

Google documents in my honest assessment, are the best-kept secret when it comes to writing, editing, and creating written material.

Cons

Google Docs needs an actual desktop app that can function without internet.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.2/10
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Google Docs Pricing

Google Docs Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money
Value for Money
4.8/5
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Google Docs Features

Google Docs Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customisable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for Google Docs

Additional information for Google Docs

Key features of Google Docs

  • Add flair and formatting to your documents
  • Collaborate online in real time
  • Download as a Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip file
  • Email your documents to other people as attachments
  • Invite other people to collaborate on a document with you
  • Translate a document to a different language
  • Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document
  • View your document's revision history

Google Docs FAQs

Google Docs FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Docs.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Docs offer?

Google Docs offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free

Free Trial: Available

Q. What are the main features of Google Docs?

Google Docs offers the following features:

  • Add flair and formatting to your documents
  • Collaborate online in real time
  • Download as a Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, HTML or zip file
  • Email your documents to other people as attachments
  • Invite other people to collaborate on a document with you
  • Translate a document to a different language
  • Upload a Word document and convert it to a Google document
  • View your document's revision history

Q. Who are the typical users of Google Docs?

Google Docs has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Google Docs support?

Google Docs supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Docs offer?

Google Docs has the following pricing plans:

Free

Q. Does Google Docs support mobile devices?

Google Docs supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Google Docs integrate with?

Google Docs integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Benchmark Email, Click2Mail, Customer Thermometer, Email It, Kapost, LiveChat, Lucidchart, PipelineDeals, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Google Docs offer?

Google Docs offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials