Google Docs supplies us with a great amount of free tools that let us do spreadsheets, create PowerPoint presentations or make projects. Another excellent service these tools can provide is the opportunity to share your documents with other people in order to collaborate with them.
Google Docs is easy to use when working on projects with multiple people, however it requires a Google account for each user. But nowadays there is no need for a Google account to try Google Docs. Google has recently launched a site at docs.google.com/demo which lets its users produce documents with a 24-hour shelf-life.
Using the site is easier than you would imagine. First you go to https://docs.google.com/demo:
Then you will see a newly generated document directing you to start typing. At the same time there will also be a notice telling you that the sample document you are working on is accessible only for 24 hours, then it will be deleted from the Google server. Moreover, the document comes with a link which lets you invite other Google users (who actually do not need to have a Google account either) to edit your document.
Thanks to Google Docs it’s now easier to hold short-term collaborations with other people remotely. Google Docs works as a combined tool for editing documents in real time. All the documents can be opened and shared by a multiple amount of users, making teamwork seamlessly easy. Users are not notified about changes to the document, but Google Docs does give a notification when a comment is left or replied to. With the Google Doc Demo you cannot save a document to your computer but there is a possibility to print it.
The good part about this application is that Google Docs is free of charge, while a great amount of document-sharing services require user fees. Its growing popularity is explained by the enhanced amount of features and accessibility. Furthermore Google Docs is gaining more and more popularity amongst students from many educational institutions.
Google Docs is a great application for either a businessman working on a project or a student trying to do homework, whether on their own or as a group. Without Google Docs collaborating via the internet can be a hassle and very frustrating. So do not fall behind on new Google applications. They are way too useful not to take advantage of. Especially when they can be used free of charge. And remember you don’t even need a Google account, simply use the Google Doc Demo to experience this great service. So give Google Doc’s a go and start enjoying it today.
This is guest post from Frank Taber from http://www.azoft.com/