Video: Google Docs vs Smartsheet
Last updated: July 25, 2018
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.
Smartsheet is an online project management and crowdsourcing tool. It allows owners of information to comprehensively involve contributors through authenticated access, publicly-accessible published sheets, or via embeddable survey forms. Functionality is focused on the ability to organize, share, and update tasks and files. Smartsheet free alternatives are Asana and Trello.
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2018 - Google Sheets gets smart macros recording to leave Smartsheet behind
Google has launched a major update to Google Sheets. With this update, Sheets users can now record macros. The new “record macros” feature, which sits in the Tools menu, does exactly what you think it should do. You simply start your recording, go through your usual steps and when you’re done, all it takes to repeat all those steps is to run the macro again. In the backend, Sheets actually converts your macro into Apps Script code, which also means that if you want to dive a bit deeper or make a small change, you can edit that script. So we may assume that Google Docs becomes more smart than Smartsheet
2017 - Google updates Docs with new collaboration features to catch up with Smartsheet
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.
2017 - Collaboration service Smartsheet gets $52M to fight Google Docs
Smartsheet, the service providing spreadsheet software that lets people set and manage tasks and work across teams of people, has picked up $52 million. The company currently has about 70,000 businesses paying to use the product, ranging from SMBs through to large enterprises. This works out to around 550,000 licensed customers, and “a few million” people who use it free of charge. Smartsheet was an early mover in that space, opening up for business in 2006 as an alternative to Google Docs, Excel and other spreadsheet packages on the market, with a firm focus on offering a way for multiple people to collaborate in those documents to use them more dynamically.
2011 - Google Docs gets video player to fight Smartsheet
Online video is becoming the main format for training, promotional materials, as well as for the social content, important for team-building (e.g. corporate party videos). That is why providing shared access to video content in the intranet is an important task. Previously, only paid Google Apps users could use the service Google Video as an intranet video gallery. From now all Google Apps and Google Docs users will be able to share video in the intranet, because Google Docs gets youtube-like embedded video player. As you know, since the previous year it's possible to upload any file type (including video clips) to Google Docs. So now, these videos can be also viewed online instead of downloading and viewing on the desktop. The list of supported file formats can be found here. The max video file size is 1GB - the same as max storage limit in free Google Docs account. Probably, Google hopes that with this new tool users will much quicker reach the free storage limit and move to the paid accounts.