Why use Google Docs as your online Word Processor?

Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor available for free. You only need a Google account to be able to use it. So if you, for example, already use Gmail, you can start using Google Docs now because this means you already have a Google account.

Google Docs only exists online. There is no app to download to your computer. You work directly on your document in the browser. However, if you want to work on a mobile or tablet device, you can download and install the Google Docs app.

So, why use Google Docs as your word processor?

There are actually several good reasons. Here are some of them:

  • It is easy to use and also easy to learn if you haven’t used it before or if you have used any other word processor previously.
  • It has enough features to create content-rich documents.
  • You can work on your document on multiple devices like your computer, tablet or mobile.
  • You can also work on the train, in the library or in the coffeehouse.
  • You can even work when you’re offline.
  • Real-time collaboration is easy if you work together with other people.
  • It is free.
  • Your documents are continuously saved online.
  • Multiple versions of the document are saved so you can go back and retrieve older versions if necessary.
  • You can also use it on your Android, iPhone or iPad devices.
  • Google Docs has a clean interface making it easier to concentrate on writing.
  • You can export and download your documents in different formats, including Microsoft Word, PDF and Open Document Format.
  • You can also open and work with Microsoft Word documents.
  • You can check spelling and grammar in multiple languages.
  • It is easy to translate documents between different languages.
  • You can use voice typing if you prefer to read or dictate the text.

To start using Google Docs:

  1. Go to Google.com on your browser
  2. Log in to your Google account.
  3. Click on the small app icon and look for the Docs icon in the list.
  4. Click on the Docs icon

This will open the Google Docs home page. You can now start a new document.

In the blog post How to Create a Basic Document with Google Docs, you will find more information about how to use Google Docs.


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