Google Docs alternatives

Google Docs
Google Docs is a free, Web-based office suite, and data storage service. Documents, spreadsheets, presentations can be created with Google Docs, imported through the web interface, or sent via email. Documents can be saved to a user's local computer in a variety of formats. Google Docs serves as a collaborative tool for editing amongst in real time. If you are looking for self-hosted open-source Google Docs alternative, pay attention to ONLYOFFICE.
Google Docs alternatives are:
DropBox, Office 365, Box, SugarSync, Evernote, OneDrive, SharePoint



Here are the latest news about Google Docs:

17.08.17 Google updates Docs with new collaboration features


Google added a number of new features to its alternative document editing apps Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. The biggest new features come with the organization of a group Doc. You'll now be able to name separate versions of the same file, which should be a helpful way to clarify which versions are final and which are still in progress. With the new features, you'll also be able to preview "clean" versions of a Doc for easier reading and review, and accept or reject all edits with one command to save time approving every little thing. Most helpfully, you'll be able to access the suggestions tool from mobile devices using the "three dot" menu. Google's also introducing some new add-ons and templates for its productivity suite, making it easier for users to quickly draft documents like NDAs in the cloud. Partners include LegalZoom and Docusign, LucidChart, PandaDoc, EasyBib, and Supermetrics.


2016 Google Docs now let you create custom templates


Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms are getting support for creating custom, reusable templates that you can share with your co-workers. While you may not use templates much in your day-to-day G Suite life, this is a necessary feature for businesses. You don’t want to have to recreate your report or newsletter layout every time you start a new one, after all. For the most part then, the addition of template support in Google Docs is yet another example of Google trying to make its service more attractive to business users as it gets serious about the enterprise.


2016 G Suite adds some intelligence to Docs


G Suite (former Google Apps for Work) is getting a couple of new smart features. The most interesting of them is automatic action suggestion is Docs. When you type something like “Mathew to create a document with all the upcoming earnings,” Docs will now automatically suggest that you create an action item and assign this to (hopefully) the right person. Google now also makes it easier for you to see which action items have been assigned to you and which documents may need your attention. All the G Suite apps will now show a badge on files that have action items attached to them and when there are unresolved suggestions that others may have made to your files.


2014 Google Docs for iPhone/iPad now can edit MS Office files


Google is bringing support for natively editing Microsoft Office documents to iOS. Google Docs, Sheets and Slides apps for Android and web browsers added this feature two months ago. With this, Google now offers the full-fledged MS Office alternative on all of its major platforms, including Android, iOS, Chrome OS and the web (it’s unlikely Google will ever launch a Metro app for Windows, though.) Microsoft launched Office for iOS earlier this year. To fully make use of those apps, however, users need a subscription to Office 365. Google’s apps are available for free, though business users are likely already paying for a Google Apps for Business account anyway.


2014 Google Docs allows to edit MS Office files without conversion


Google made it possible to edit Microsoft Office files directly in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, so you can open and edit those documents in their native format using Office Compatibility Mode. No need to buy additional software or think about how to open your file. The Docs, Sheets and Slides mobile apps come with Office editing built right in, and with the Chrome extension, you can edit and share files directly from Google Drive or Gmail. Another new feature -  Suggest Edits in Docs. It lets you do just that: your team can make suggestions that you can accept or reject with a single click.


2014 Google to discontinue QuickOffice for Android, iOS



2014 Google launched standalone Docs and Spreadsheets for iOS and Android



2014 Google Docs gets Add-ons store, ONLYOFFICE gets server version.



2014 Google, Microsoft and Apple refreshed their online office apps



2013 Google makes QuickOffice free for everyone



2013 Google Forms adds real-time collaboration



2012 Google Drive for iOS now can edit documents



2012 Google Docs - on its way to offline



2012 Google acquired the best mobile office - Quickoffice



2012 QuickOffice now can sync your files. Even with desktop



2012 Google launched Google Drive



2012 Google Docs adds the world best spell-checker



2012 Google Docs for Android adds real-time collaborative editing



2012 Video: Google Docs vs SkyDrive



2012 Insync (Dropbox for Google Docs) becomes Free



2011 Google Presentations adds real-time collaboration



2011 Google Hangouts turned into full-featured web-conferencing tool



2011 Google restores offline access to GMail, Calendar and Docs in Google Chrome



2011 Google Docs allows to preview archived docs



2011 GMail gets instant search



2011 Google Docs gets Comments 2.0



2011 Google Cloud Connect is available for all



2011 Google Docs gets new interface and new competitor - LotusLive Symphony



2011 Google Docs gets video player



2010 Google gets inside MS Office



2010 Edit your Google Docs on the go



2010 New interactive charts in Google Docs



2010 Online Office Search: Google vs Zoho



2010 Google develops a new office document format?



2010 Google Docs gets OCR and Google Chrome - PDF reader



2010 QuickOffice and Documents To Go allow to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint on the iPad



2010 QuickOffice for Android launches



2010 OffiSync adds almost-real-time collaborative editing between MS Office and Google Docs



2010 Harmony - a lot of pleasure for Outlook and Google Docs users



2009 Google acquires DocVerse for MS Office integration



2009 QuickOffice is available on iPhone