6 reasons why Google Docs is superior to Word
1. Outstanding collaboration
Unlike Word where you can end up with dozen files when working with other people, in Google docs you always have one file. If you need to revise anything, you can always do that by opening File -> Version History -> See Version History
2. Access your documents anywhere
As long as you have internet connection, you can access the latest version of the files you are working on. Google Docs works offline as well, all you need to do is install Google Docs Offline extension
3. Improves your focus
There is a full screen option that prevents you being distracted from the top menu where all the formatting buttons are. We are all distracted by the desire to tinker the colors, the headings and etc, but in reality - if you want to write something properly, all your attention should be directed to WRITING.
4. Easy sharing
Instead of attaching a file (also checking if this is the last version you edited) when you want to send what you have written, you can either send an url or share the document itself with the corresponding notes.
5. Saving the files
The moment you start pounding the keyboard, everything is already safely stored. Nothing can make your progress vanish. On top of that, since your files are being stored on Google Drive, they are also backed up.
Yes, it is completely free. All you need to do is have a Google account and you are good to go. In comparison the Microsoft Office Personal subscription comes at $69.99 per year.
What is missing from Google Docs?
It is not as sophisticated as Microsoft Word. The latter offers vast amount features that cannot be found in Google Docs. If you are looking for lightweight word processor - go for Google Docs. If you are a in need for more powerful tool - Microsoft Word is still the best.