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  • How to use Google Docs offline

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 9:32 pm

    The Day 2 keynote at Google I/O was no match for yesterday's Android keynote (though it did have people skydiving again), but Google delivered when it came to Google Docs: At long last, Google Docs has offline editing. The update has been added to Google Docs as of today, but you'll need to take a few steps to enable it.
  • Make Google+ Hangouts your new meeting room

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Google+ may not have taken the social networking world by storm the way Google hoped, but it does offer useful tools for the workplace and project-oriented groups. Hangouts, the company’s online video chat technology, offers a simple way for people to get together and meet, no external software required. The video service also integrates with Google's other free tools, so that you can talk while working together on a Google Doc or share your screen to troubleshoot a problem.
  • The best office apps for Android tablets

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:25 am

    With the right set of apps, your Android tablet can become an indispensable part of your mobile work arsenal. Here are the tools you need
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    Hands-on with Google Docs's new research tool

    Posted May 17, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    Google Docs has unveiled a new research tool meant to help writers streamline their browser-based research, making it easier for them to find and cite the information they need while composing text.
  • How to manage Google Docs on your desktop

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    No one would argue that Google Docs is a great tool, but it remains, stubbornly, a Web-only tool.
  • Google Docs gets business-friendlier with new fonts, templates

    Posted May 4, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    It was just a couple months ago that Google Docs improved its spell-check capabilities, making itself that much more attractive to business users seeking an affordable alternative to Microsoft Office.
  • Google Docs gets better at spell-check

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 3:50 pm

    Bad spelling reflects badly on you. Doesn't matter if it appears in a product brief or a presentation; if you write "it's" when you should have used "its" or accidentally type "loose" in place of "lose," you're going to come off looking, well, not too bright.
  • Now you can edit collaboratively with Google Docs for Android

    Posted February 26, 2012 - 7:57 am

    Just a few short weeks after giving users of Google Docs for Android offline access to their documents, Google on Wednesday announced another highly sought-after addition to the software.
  • Company docs in the cloud: The risks and rewards

    Posted November 14, 2011 - 9:48 pm

    DropBox, GoogleDocs, Microsoft Office 365, SkyDox ... the field of companies urging you to put your documents in the cloud is growing by the minute. Appealing as this concept might seem, CFOs and IT teams have to take a step back and evaluate the benefits and risks.
  • The Cloud, Day 4: Checking Out Google Docs

    Posted November 12, 2011 - 9:28 am

    I test cloud-based productivity suites to choose one to use for the rest of the 30 Days With the Cloud series, starting with Google Docs.
  • Google Docs revamps presentations, adds 50 new features

    Posted October 18, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    Google on Tuesday introduced a new version of its Googlde Docs presentations Web app. The app has more than 50 new features, chief among them:
  • Google's greatest hits and most spectacular misses

    Posted September 26, 2011 - 10:29 am

    When a company as large and ubiquitous Google stumbles, the whole world feels the aftershocks. Here are five of its biggest failures, followed by five things Google got right.
  • Go back to school in the cloud

    Posted July 12, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Heading off to school doesn't have to mean leaving your old life behind. With the right mix of Web-based apps, you can take your entire digital life with you--and keep it handy on practically any device you carry.
  • Microsoft matches Google Docs with collaboration in Word Web App

    Posted July 7, 2011 - 3:39 pm

    Microsoft closed the gap between its Office Web Apps and Google Docs somewhat today by adding co-authoring to the free Word Web App, letting multiple users edit a document simultaneously in the Web browser.
  • Combine Google Docs with Microsoft Office

    Posted July 7, 2011 - 9:54 am

    I'm finally starting to use Google Docs for word processing and creating spreadsheets on a regular basis. Like a lot of users, however, I'm still more comfortable working in Microsoft Office on my desktop. Google Docs however, provides a very handy service in that you can sign in from any computer anywhere in the world and access all your files. So how can you get the best of both worlds--comfortable desktop editing and the convenience of having your files in the cloud? A program called Syncdocs (free) has the solution.
  • Access Google Docs files quickly in Microsoft Office

    Posted June 27, 2011 - 7:34 pm

    I love the cloud-based convenience of Google Docs, but I can't stand actually working in Google Docs for very long. In my opinion, Microsoft Office is a far better file editing suite than Google Docs, and the gap is so vast that I scarcely ever do any actual editing in Google's Web apps. So I use Google Cloud Connect to bridge the gap. Last week, Google added a new feature to Cloud Connect to make it easier to access your cloud-based documents from within Microsoft Office. Here's how it works.
  • Microsoft's Office 365 launch puts Google on defensive

    Posted June 27, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    Microsoft's launch of Office 365 has Google feeling pressure to explain why businesses should use Gmail and Google Docs.
  • Google to dump support for Microsoft's IE7

    Posted June 3, 2011 - 7:03 am

    Google will drop support for Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla's Firefox 3.5 browsers for its online apps, including Gmail and Docs.
  • Unite Microsoft Office with Google Docs

    Posted May 25, 2011 - 10:09 am

    Combine the power of Microsoft Office with Google Docs with the free Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office.
  • 30 days with...Google Docs

    Posted May 2, 2011 - 11:22 am

    You can do anything for 30 days, right? I mean, it's only one month. How hard can it be? Well, I'm going to find out because today is the day I start my new project: "30 Days With..."
  • Google Docs now native on Android

    Posted April 27, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    Google Docs has gone native for Android, giving users a bunch of features that aren't available through the Web browser. The app, available for free through the Android Market, provides a slick interface for accessing documents and spreadsheets. The editor itself however is still handled through the browser.
  • CloudMagic amps up Gmail and Google Docs searches

    Posted April 25, 2011 - 9:54 am

    CloudMagic, the free browser extension (available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) that brings super-speedy search to Gmail and Google Apps E-mail, is back in a new and improved version. It still delivers lightning-fast searches of your e-mail account, but now also searches your Google Docs and Contacts, too.
  • Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business

    Posted April 18, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Office 365, Microsoft's answer to Google Apps for Business, just became available to the public for beta testing. With this move, Redmond comes closer to delivering a package of tools to companies seeking e-mail, word processing, Web-based meetings, and scores of other services that work on PCs and mobile devices alike.
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    Cloud fight! Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Docs vs. Microsoft Skydrive

    Posted April 1, 2011 - 1:43 am

    How does the new kid on the cloud storage block stack up against the established players?
  • Google Docs spreadsheets gets more sophisticated

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    A common criticism of Google Docs when it first launched was that it was primitive. Its word processor was barely better than WordPad, for example, which has been free with Windows since the 1980s.
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