What Is Google Docs?

Google Docs is a suite of web-based applications offered by Google that gives free access to word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs. Users can create documents using the apps, save them to Google Drive, which provides data storage, and easily share files with other online users.

Google Docs is not as comprehensive as other desktop programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, Google Docs is an easy-to-use tool that is compatible with Microsoft Office file formats. The system facilitates collaboration between multiple users due to the accessibility of Google Docs files saved on the Google Drive. Google Docs does not require downloading or installing software and can be accessed with any computer that has Internet capability.