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Only One Percent of Users Using Google Docs

Do You Use Google Docs?

If you haven't tested out Google Docs yet, what's stopping you? The spreadsheets were indispensable for me over the last few months when I collaborated with friends on a party and planned a trip out of town with several friends — my boyfriend and I even use it to make grocery lists (watching someone edit your doc simultaneously is endlessly fascinating).

So I was shocked when I read that only 1 percent of users utilize Google Docs, and that people are still using Microsoft Office. I use both; not ready, I guess, to completely live on the cloud and go Google Docs all the way, but I can foresee a day when I might.

What about you? Are you a Google Docs user?

ehadams ehadams 8 years
Google docs is great. I use it so that I can work on projects from both home and work (or desktop and laptop) without having to save copies on both computers, transfer them over, etc. Plus it is a great backup for your important files.
loopymoi loopymoi 8 years
I love Google Docs autosave feature. Its saved me from my share of heartache.
DefyAllLogic DefyAllLogic 8 years
i tried it and it wasn't good enough
psterling psterling 8 years
My sister, mom, MIL and I used it to to put together my wedding guest list and I've found other times that its been very useful but Excel is still my go-to for complex spreadsheet.
GissiJ GissiJ 8 years
it is so convenient to access any document from anywhere
SisiBurgos SisiBurgos 8 years
I do use them very rarely though.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
I use it for notes to myself and reminders.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I don't but I may have to try it soon.
syako syako 8 years
I use the Google Docs. I have my weekly budget spreadsheets set up there, that way whether I'm at work, at home, on my laptop, I can use the exact same document without saving it to a jump drive or something. It's very convenient!! Try it!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I wish I could convince people at Uni to use google docs.
miriverite miriverite 8 years
I don't have anything against Google Docs, but I find that when you don't have Internet, it's a bit difficult to access your work ;)
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i got my mom to try out google docs and she uses it but has all kinds of problems with printing and what not. plus, she's a teacher and it's blocked at her job. i like having web apps but they can be problems.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I'd use GoogleDocs...if it would only WORK. Every time I go to open a document using Docs, Google's system fails. How lame.
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
I think I'd like to try it now that you've mentioned it! I don't use it.
chlobear chlobear 8 years
I love Google docs! I use MS Office at work and for personal documents or little notes to myself, I use Google docs-- its so great especially since when I'm dillydallying at work on my PC, I can save it and know I can come back to it at home on my Mac. So far, I've written what I want to blog about, my Christmas shopping list, some of my favorite recipes off the web and so much more.
djkatscan djkatscan 8 years
I like it for some things, but for really robust collberation, I find it annoying that you have to set the permissions manually. I discovered a sharepoint clone called Open Goo, and it seems pretty cool so far.
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 8 years
I have heard of google docs but I haven't taken the time out to really familiarize myself with it. Maybe now I will
esmerb esmerb 8 years
i am obsessed with google docs! it has helped me SO much in maintaining my budget!!!
Arivia Arivia 8 years
I do! I work for a magazine, and I find it's really handy to put articles I'm writing in there so I can easily make changes at home, at the office, or send them to other production team members. The really heavy lifting is all Microsoft Word and InDesign, but it's still really helpful.
girlwparasol girlwparasol 8 years
i love using google docs for creative projects (poems, stories, story ideas, etc.) as well as for making lists (i used the spreadsheet to make my christmas list!) because it's so wonderfully portable, and i can view/edit my documents on my phone. (buy a present, cross it off. get inspiration, record it immediately.) at home, though, i use openoffice. i use microsoft office at work, because they paid the licensing fees for it.
rachelsmith rachelsmith 8 years
I use google docs occasionally to collaborate,b ut I like having desktop apps because they generally give you more screen space, and I really like the ribbon, actually. I also don't use openoffice because there are certain features of office 07 I've found indispensable - while making an outline, being able to drag the bulletpoints, for example. I was forced to use openoffice for a little bit and I was frustrated by features I missed - basic image editing (crop/rotate/resize) in an intuitive format and the like. I also don't like storing my docs in google docs, mine always get to cluttered becuase I'm not very organized. I love Vista's folder navigation, though (one of the few strenghts) and I have a huge hierarchy of folders, like documents>school>teacher>completed work>daily assignments>document. And Google Docs just isn't that easy. I'm not yet ready to migrate to the cloud - though I have every intention of picking up an android phone when my contract expires (I've still got a ways to go) and maybe at that point, it'll make more sense for to completely google-ize. I love GMail, google reader, picasa web albums, etc. already.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
I have always tried to use google docs but it never flies. I tried to do something with a list in the ss function but it would do what I wanted to do so I went back to old reliable, excel. I have it, it does what I need it to do, why switch? Until it gets better, I can't switch.
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 8 years
Google Docs is too weak for me. I need a more robust Word Processor/Spreadsheet. What amazes me isn't that people aren't using Google Docs, it's that they aren't using Open Office. Why pay when you can get just as good for free?
AutumnLove AutumnLove 8 years
I use Office at work and at home but I usually upload documents I may need when I'm out and about so I can view them on my Google Docs on my Blackberry.
Rivercat0338 Rivercat0338 8 years
We use Office mostly at work, but Google Docs is great for collaborating and sharing info with people outside the office, like contractors working from home. It's not perfect though: the spreadsheet is still not as robust as Excel and the word processor is very primitive. Haven't used the other apps yet.
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