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online applications from google
Member Name: davidmiddleton87
Disadvantages: clunky to set up
Google docs is a internet site and online resource for creating documents which are manipulated and stored online using Google's servers. There is the added bonus that you can choose to allow access rights to any individual users and select people who you will allow to edit the content as well. This allows you to create documents collaboratively which is useful if people are spread out over some distance. I use this for creating group reports for university.
The documents you can produce are word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. The functionality in each of these applications is useful but minimal. Generally speaking the level is amount the same as the office works version of the Office suite from Microsoft.
Sometimes I find that the invitations to other users to edit your documents fails. I am not sure why this happens but it can be very annoying. I think it might be when you try to use a non gmail.com email address from a user who does not have one. In recent months Google has come up with a new product with much better collaborative features which is known as wave and currently only available through invitation but used together the two act as a very good productivity tool for working in spread out groups
Summary: free online productivity suite from google