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Google Docs

Collaborate on rich-text documents

Working on an assignment, project, or any other task based on writing in a group

Google Docs

by Google, Inc.
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Open Google Drive files in Docs
Google Docs
Google Docs
FREE in the App Store

Working on an assignment, project, or any other task based on writing in a group? Over the past few years, Google Docs has become a staple for accomplishing this by allowing users to construct and edit documents collaboratively in real time.

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Open Google Drive files in Docs. These can be personal files or files you've shared with collaborators. All changes will instantly be saved to Drive as you make them, and you're always working on the latest version of a file. This is a great way to keep everyone up-to-speed with the latest work and updates without having to ask everyone if they received the latest file.

Open Google Drive files in Docs
The best collaboration

The best collaboration. Type and edit documents in real time with collaborators, and see what edits they're making right before your eyes. Google Docs is one of the best ways to work on documents and projects together with other people and see the results happen right before your eyes. It's perfect for college students working on a project or even professionals who need to get things done.

What is it about?

When constructing a document for any reason – especially school projects – doing so with a group of people can often be a hassle. Thankfully, Google Docs and other web apps within the Google Drive suite can take some of the pain out of hearing the words "group essay." For those who have used desktop word processors such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs' interface will be familiar as you use it to create and edit documents. However, the real magic comes in when you share your documents with other Google users and can watch them edit with you online. See who's typing and where, suggest edits, and view extensive revision history so you can know exactly who to blame for removing an entire paragraph. On iOS in particular, you can take this functionality on the go – and even offline – with the Google Docs iOS app.

For those who...

  • Need to collaborate on documents
  • Are looking for a trustworthy cloud-based documents editor that is mostly free

Not for those who...

  • Need the advanced functionality of alternatives such as Microsoft Word (and are willing to give up some collaborative abilities in return)
  • Want a plain text editor

Why we love it

The collaboration abilities in Google Docs are unmatched by similar services. And since you probably already have an account, your work is already in there. Odds are you're already using the web version to manage documents and spreadsheets, so making the jump to mobile means you don't even have a tough transition to make.

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App Details

Productivity Business
Last updated
June 6, 2018
Release date
April 30, 2014
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App Store Description

Create, edit, and collaborate with others on documents from your iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the free Google Docs app. With Google Docs you can:

* Create new documents or edit any that were created on the web or on another device
* Share documents and work together with others in the same document at the same time
* Get stuff done anytime -- even without an internet connection
* Add and respond to comments
* Never worry about losing your work -- everything is automatically saved as you type
* Directly insert photos from your camera
* Open, edit, and save Word documents

Permissions Notice
Camera: This is used to takes photos to insert into documents.
Photos: This is used to access photos under the control of Photos Application to let the users pick images to insert into documents

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