Google Docs

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Google Docs

A family of Web-based applications from Google that includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, forms creation and cloud storage. Launched in 2006, documents can be uploaded and downloaded in Word, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML or text formats. Spreadsheets can be uploaded and downloaded in Excel, OpenOffice and comma delimited (CSV) formats. Files can also be downloaded as PDFs. Google's Chrome-based computers come with Google Docs preloaded (see Chromebook). See Google Drive, G Suite and Google.
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Google Docs and spreadsheets do not default to an encrypted HTTPS connection once the user has signed in.
Although Google Docs and Spreadsheets has been touted as a potential competitor to the Microsoft Office Suite, OpenOffice is currently the more likely app to take that position, possibly indicating the value of offline and local processing enabled by installed applications.
Of the Google offerings, Computerworld concluded, "Simple, straightforward, and elegant, Google Docs and Spreadsheets fit the bill for basic word processing and number crunching.