Google Docs is a word processor that is offered by Google as part of their free, web-based software office suite.
Google Docs is one of many cloud computing document-sharing services The suite allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real-time
The suite is tightly integrated with Google Drive. All files created with the apps are by default saved to Google Drive.
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Batch Permissions & Access
Google Apps Integration
Network Traffic Monitoring
Work can be published as a Web page or as a print-ready manuscript.
Google Docs is a simple file-and-folder system. Users can create folders and subfolders for all their files.
The application supports opening and exporting two ISO standard document formats: OpenDocument and Office Open XML.
Google Docs serves as a collaborative tool for multiple users editing documents in real time.
Documents can be created, imported or sent.
Password protected sharing
Edit documents in the cloud
File sharing links
Mobile device management
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Google Docs is free for individuals, but has fees for business starting at $5/month.
Does this service offer an API?
It offers APIs.
Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
Users own a particular document, but documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users simultaneously.
What is this service generally used for?
This service is used for creating, editing, sharing, and storing documents online.
What platforms does this service support?
The service is officially supported on recent versions of the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers running on Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux operating systems.
The three apps are available as web applications, as Chrome apps that work offline, and as mobile apps for Android and iOS. The apps are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats.
What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
It is mostly used in tandem with Google Chrome web browser.
Does this service integrate with any other apps?
It can be integrated with web browsers, mobile apps, and other applications.
Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
It offers a help center, video tutorials and guides.
Who are the main user groups of this service?
Google Docs is ideal for publishing within an enterprise, maintaining blogs or composing work.