Google just keeps on rolling. Today (or perhaps last night) Google released Google Docs and Spreadsheets.
Earlier this year Google aquired a company name Writely, which specialized in allowing users to edit documents (imported Word files, etc.) online. I always thought this was a great way of working. Your documents aren’t tied to a machine, and there accessible from anywhere.
Google also released on online spreadsheet program earlier this year, which allowed you to edit spreadsheets online, rather than using Excel or OpenOffice.
This appears to simply be the combination of the two into one location, plus some other features. One of the coolest features is document collaboration. You (and other Google Accounts users) can edit the same document at the same time. My wife, Danielle, and I tried this out once, and it worked really well.
So, you don’t feel like paying a bundle of money for Microsoft Office? Try Google Docs and Spreadsheets (needs a shorter name I think).Â Do you loathe using OpenOffice for whatever reason? Try Google Docs and Spreadsheets.