Google Docs: Sync, Edit, Share 4+

Edit Documents and Collaborate


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Create, edit, and collaborate on online documents with the Google Docs app.

Work together in real time
• Share documents with your team
• Edit, comment, and add action items in real time
• Never lose changes or previous versions of your document with version history

Create anywhere, anytime—even offline
• Capture spontaneous ideas on the fly
• Get things done, even on the go, with offline mode
• Save time and add polish with easy-to-use templates

Search Google right in Docs
• Use Google Search without leaving your document
• Search the web and your files in Drive, right from Docs

Edit and share multiple file types
• Open a variety of files, including Microsoft Word files, right in Google Docs
• Frictionless collaboration, no matter which application your teammates use
• Convert and export files seamlessly

Google Docs is part of Google Workspace: where teams of any size can chat, create, and collaborate.

Google Workspace subscribers have access to additional Google Docs features, including:
• Working in a single document with teammates or people outside your company. See edits as others type, communicate through built-in chat, and leave feedback through comments and suggestions
• Importing your documents to make them instantly editable, including Microsoft® Word and PDF files. Export your work in .docx, .pdf, .odt, .rtf, .txt or .html format
• Unlimited version history. Track changes made to your documents and undo anything you choose.
• Working across devices, with or without Internet.

What’s New

Version 1.2024.15203

* Bug fixes and performance improvements
* Ability to insert people chips by typing @ or selecting @ in the toolbar
* Ability to convert multiple pasted links into smart chips, where supported (e.g. Google Drive files, email addresses)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
138.9K Ratings

138.9K Ratings

Jasperjay9 ,

Always have those documents you need

With this, the hassle of not having documents in the right 'place' is over. Other apps I've tried are costly, require accounts or constant internet access to work. Plus, emailing everything back and forth just gets so tiresome - especially with limited internet. So I have always ended up coming back to this app.

I've found it works well with both a computer and tablet, working with word files throughout the day. The accessibility is so freeing. I can write whenever, wherever I want now.

However, I would definitely like to see more formatting options eventually being put in place. Also, I've found that you can't go back to a previous form of the document which has, on occasion, caused problem but nothing too major.

mena00123 ,

It’s really good but has 1 fault that doesn’t make it excellent - crashing

I even prefer google docs more than word now for various reasons. First is that its free, second is that is syncs so you can open the same document on any devices as long as you sign in to your gmail account which is a lot better than word as you can’t open the document elsewhere unless you saved it on a flash drive or an online drive. And I like the presentation.

The downside is the unexpected crashes, and I’ve realised it only crashes or me when I try to highlight a text. Especially on the version for phones and iPads. I use my iPad with keyboard to do most of my school work, and when highlighting the document will close down and go back to the homepage. It does it every other time I highlight something which is quite annoying because it interrupts my efficiency and fluidity of my work. I hope Google sorts that out and then it will be excellent

a_Clarkson ,

Quality of life changes

No major complaints so far but a little quality of life changes could make this a bit better: (i am using an iPad to use Google Docs) Please make the option to toggle the print layout either completely on or off. What I mean is that when I open a document it always has print layout off, and when I turn it on, it will turn off automatically once I exit the Doc. I personally like the print layout toggle to be on by default as I can see when a page ends which is useful when I want to export a doc in PDF format. It is just a bit tedious having to constantly toggle the Print Layout function. Secondly, there should be a display for page number when I am in Print layout mode. There should be an option to display a word count somewhere in the screen (preferably at the bottom) because it is very tedious on an iPad to constantly check the word count (especially when we have character based assignments) when we don’t have shortcuts.

App Privacy

The developer, Google, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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