Thursday, September 22, 2011

Word versus Google Docs

At work, we have stuck almost exclusively to Microsoft Office as the tools of choice. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage are the backbone of our program. But let's not kid ourselves, not everyone is happy about that. And it is a very costly program to maintain.

So what are the options?

I've written in the past about the beauties of Google Docs and Open Office - both of which offer free versions of comparable programs. And in my own personal work, I've slowly started to migrate more and more toward Google Docs. I love the fact that I don't have to worry about updating software. Google does that for me. I love that it is free. And I love that I can access my documents from work, from home, and from my phone.

But Jeff Utecht says it far better than I could. So check out his recent blog post on 10 Reasons To Trash Word For Google Docs.

I don't think our program will make the change anytime soon. But for personal work, Microsoft Office makes less and less sense.

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