We use Google Docs when for all our online office services needs. Google Docs is a part of Google’s office suite. You may have used many word processors but using Google Docs is a feature-rich online word processor. There is no doubt that Google Docs is the best web tool but there are some issues which made us search for Google Docs alternatives.
Before, you start reading the article we want to tell you that Google Docs is great online software but there is nothing wrong with trying something new and different. Below we have reviewed five Google Docs alternatives. Some of them offer really cool features.
The very first option that comes to mind is Office Online, a product of Microsoft. You can find almost all the basic features of Google Docs in Office Online. There are some really cool advanced features available In Office Online. For example, Office Online offers OneNote which is a great note-taking app. There is a feature which you can use when need to do something but you don’t know how to do it. The feature is called ‘Tell Me’ feature. You just have to tell what the problem is and it will give you some answers.
Those who use MS Office will find Office Online very easy to use because of the familiar interface. The documents you edit are saved in Microsoft OneDrive. Microsoft Office Suite comes with a heavy price tag. If you cannot afford it then you should use Office Online which is absolutely free. But you must have a stable Internet connection if you want to use Office Online. You cannot work offline on Office Online.
Next Google Docs alternative we are going to review is Quip. The best thing about Quip is that you can use any device to create, discuss and organize your work on Quip. It has some great collaboration features to offer. The interface of Quip is very simple. Brett Taylor and Kevin Gibbs founded Quip in 2012.
Quip is mainly used and known for word processing and spreadsheet functionality and documents come with a chat section. You can start chatting with others when online. Quip allows you edit documents online as well as offline. You can also see the changes made to the documents thanks to its news feed feature. It is a very useful feature which you don’t find in other office suites.
OnlyOffice, previously known as TeamLab, has been around since 2009. You can find all the basic and average editing tools in OnlyOffice which you use in Google Docs. If you want to learn more about the features OnlyOffice offers then you can go for the one-month free trial. Remember the free version is great for personal use only and not for business use. If you want OnlyOffice for your company then you should go for the paid version of OnlyOffice which offers advanced features and tools such as mail servers, domain and CRM tools.
With OnlyOffice working on documents, spreadsheets and presentations are very easy. When you edit a document, you can add a comment to which is a very good feature. Now the question is where you would save your work. Well, OnlyOffice allows you connect your cloud storage account with it.
Hackpad is a text editor owned and operated by DroBox. Unlike other Google Docs alternatives, we discussed above Hackpad lets you create documents only and not spreadsheets and presentations. We are sure that you will love the collaboration tools of Hackpad. In addition, the editing tools of Hackpad are also good. You must be thinking that Google Docs is free then why would we use Hackpad. Well, Hackpad is recommended for those who don’t have big requirements. If someone edits the documents, you can see the name of the editor.
Zoho is a well-known name in when it comes to sharing and managing your business files in the cloud. Everything is stored online making it easy for you to access your documents, music and other files on the go. Zoho creates software for multiple purposes but here we are talking about Zoho Docs which you can use to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Google Docs and Office Online are well established but Zoho has something which makes it a better option. You can use Zoho desktop and browser-based apps. Zoho offers great sync features. For example, you edited a document and the change will be reflected on all the platforms.
Zoho helps you keep your things organized. It allows you categorize your files by team, project and, file type. If you prefer using Office Online then you should give Zoho a try. What makes it better than Office Online is that it allows you work offline.
Google Docs is a great tool but we wanted to tell you about some other tools like Google Docs. It is always good to know about the alternatives to your favorite software or program. We listed the five best alternatives to Google Docs.