Google Docs Editors

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Google Docs Editors
Google Docs icon (2020).svg
Developer(s)Google
Initial releaseMarch 9, 2006; 15 years ago (2006-03-09)
Written inJavaScript, Java
Operating systemAndroid, iOS, macOS, Chrome OS
PlatformWeb application
Available in100 languages[citation needed]
Type
Websitewww.google.com/docs/about/

Google Docs Editors is a web-based productivity office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. The suite includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites, and Google Keep.[1] It used to also include Google Fusion Tables until it was discontinued in 2019.

The Google Docs Editors suite is available freely for users with personal Google accounts: through a web application, a set of mobile apps for Android and iOS, and a desktop application for Google's Chrome OS.

Competition[edit]

The suite mainly competes with Microsoft Office and iWork software suites.[2] It pioneered real-time collaborative editing since its inception in 2006, while Microsoft Office only introduced it in 2013.[3] The suite can open and write Microsoft Office file formats.

Availability[edit]

The Google Docs Editors suite is available free of charge for users with personal Google accounts. It is also offered as part of Google's business-centered service, Google Workspace, which operated as G Suite until October 2020.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Docs: Free Online Documents for Personal Use". www.google.com. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  2. ^ Nield 2017-06-26T08:40:23.176Z, David. "Google Docs vs Microsoft Office Online vs Apple iWork for iCloud: battle of the online office suites". T3. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
  3. ^ Warren, Tom (2015-05-04). "Microsoft brings real-time collaborative editing to Office 2016". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-10-06.
  4. ^ "G Suite - Choose a Plan". Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Announcing Google Workspace, everything you need to get it done, in one location". Google Cloud Blog.