The Benefits of Using Google Docs for Your Documents Google Docs has truly been a revolutionary tool in how we use today’s computers. Google docs is a service that is offered for free by Google, and is mostly used for both editing and storing data online. Real time editing and viewing documents is made possible with Google docs, and not only that, you can do it with your friends, colleagues, or associates. Google docs offers a wide variety of applications, such as spreadsheet, word, document, and presentation editing and making applications. With Google doc’s word and document processing application, you are able to share articles, memos and documents with your workmates and associates. The spreadsheet applications offered by Google docs allows you to share data that concerns company reports, as well as budget proposals and financial statements with your workmates. With Google docs, document processing and sharing files is made easier, and taken a step higher. So why should you use Google docs? First and foremost, using Google docs is relatively low cost. Some online document sharing applications and websites out there are sold, and does not allow you to store files for free. Google docs not only allows you to use their services relatively for free, but it also allows you to edit and process your documents for free, and in real time with your colleagues. Also, Google docs offers a perk that most services don’t offer out there, and that is it’s real time ability. When you use Google docs properly, you are able to save the hassle of sending and editing multiple files with your colleagues, and this allows you to avoid file mismanagement. For example, if you are a project manager and you want your associates to submit files to you so you can edit and proofread them. With Google docs, each one of your associates can just upload their files on your account and you can view and edit those very documents in real time. Each of you, your colleague and you can then view these changes and edits on your respective accounts. This allows you to avoid creating a lot of documents, drafts and edited files and sending them back and forth with your workmate. You don’t even need to concern yourself with the security of these files. This is because a nifty feature Google docs offers is the ability to edit the security option of your files, specifically who you choose to edit, view and share you and your associate’s files. Google docs is also very user friendly, and if you know basic document and spreadsheet processing software such as those offered by Microsoft, then using Google docs should not present much of a challenge.