Introduced March 9, 2006, after Google acquired Writely, Google Docs (formerly known as Google Documents) is a free online word processor program that includes nearly all of the capabilities of a traditional word processor, such as Microsoft Word. Google Docs offers the benefit of cloud storage, which means that users' documents are saved automatically, and may be retrieved even if their hard drive or SSD fails.
Google Docs features
In its default form, Google Docs includes many features, several of which are listed below.
- Text formatting
- The ability to insert images and other media
- The use of a variety of templates
- Collaborative editing for sharing between computers, devices, and other users
Supported file types: .doc, .docx, .docm .dot, .dotx, .dotm, .html, .txt, .rtf, .odt
Official site link: Google Docs