Google Docs

Google Docs is a free, web-based service provided by Google for word processing and the creation of spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings. The cloud-computing application allows users to create, edit, upload, share and store data online in a variety of file formats similar to any office suite.
  • Shared folders and multiple file uploads with an individual file storage limit of 1GB.
  • Allows multiple users to create and update live documents in collaboration.
  • Translation and detection of up to 40 languages online and offline as well as dictionary definitions.
  • Supported on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and mobile browsers.
  • Available in 48 languages.
  • Automatic saving of open documents with revision history.
  • Insertion and editing of mathematical equations and symbols in documents.
  • Snap-to grid guides for automatic object alignment.
  • A choice of 70 themes to add colour to surveys and questionnaires created with forms.
  • Improved find-and-replace toolbar.
  • Strict and lenient levels of validation in spreadsheets for controlled project collaboration.
  • New version will include a chat function as well as drag-and-drop columns and editable formula bars in spreadsheets.
Projects that have used this tool:
The project provides free MP3 streaming and downloadable recordings of performances by British and Irish musicians made between 1900 and 1950, accessible through an online search interface. Around 2000 recordings from King's College archives were digitised and made accessible alongside almost 3000 digitised recordings from the CHARM project (Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music).
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Methods relating to this toolCategory
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
Textual interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Lifecycle stage:
Alternate tool(s):

Buzzword, Zoho, ThinkFree

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Author(s) of recordDana El Farra
TitleGoogle Docs
Record created2010-06-08
Record updated2010-06-08 14:16
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Citation of recordDana El Farra: Google Docs. <> created: 2010-06-08, last updated 2010-06-08 14:16
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