Google Docs Editors

Summary

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

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

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

References

  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.