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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Google Doc's & Spreadsheets

If you have a Google Account and log in regularly then you may have noticed that a new option appears in the top left hand corner when you log into Gmail, called "Docs & Spreadsheets". I actually write this blog post in Google "Docs & Spreadsheets" as I type.. The document part off Google "Docs & Spreadsheets" looks to be a re badged version of Writley (Online word processor), and to back this call up when you visit the Writley site, it re-directs you the Google "Docs & Spreadsheets" page, need I say more. The spreadsheet part, i believe Google has been working on for a while. This is early days for both the Docs & Spreadsheets functionality that Google are offering. Both on line apps do lack some of the functionality that the MS Office apps provide, but this is the beginning of what Web 2 has too offer and the can only offer more from now into the future. One of the features that I like is the fact that you can save the document to HTML, PDF, OpenOffice or MS Office format. Go Google for the Open Office format save function. Check it out, I think that I will be using it for creating Blog posts from now so will keep you posted on the functionality that gets added.