When it comes to offline word processing, the first service which comes in our mind is Microsoft Office’s Word, PowerPoint and Excel, which we are using for so many years. But buying Microsoft Office Suite is an expensive deal for regular users.
That time, Google Docs comes into rescue which offers online word processing and other office tasks. Even all my word processing is getting done by the office web apps.
There are a lot of other users also prefer to work in web apps for several reasons. First, you can access your documents from anywhere, share with others to view and edit, import – export of other documents are easy.
The most important advantage of using these web apps: they are simple and free to use. There are some other web-based alternatives of Google Docs which are available on the Internet with some great features and looks.
So, in this article, I am gathering the best online apps available as an alternative for Google Docs. All these apps offer free and chargeable subscriptions according to your need.
1. Zoho – http://www.zoho.com/docs
Zoho.com offers a comprehensive suite of on-line business, productivity & collaboration applications. Zoho.com has more than 22 free online applications — from CRM to Mail, Office Suite, Project Management, Invoicing, Web conferencing and more.
You can link your Zoho account to your Google and Yahoo accounts as well. Zoho automatically saves your documents so that there is no threat of losing data due to lost network connection. It also allows you to insert images from your computer or internet. You can also invite someone to see and edit the document you are working in.
2. Etherpad – etherpad.org
EtherPad is the first web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time. All editing of the document is instantly visible on the screens of all participating users, enabling new and productive ways to collaborate on text documents. Etherpad is useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.
3. Quip – quip.com
Quip can create live documents that can be used in a team. The collaboration is fast and it also includes other tasks like chat, task list sharing, docs and spreadsheets.
The chain emails are now considered to be an old fashion way to collaborate Quip can transform your daily needs of sharing more professional.
4. Onlyoffice – personal.onlyoffice.com
A free alternative to Microsoft word, powerpoint, and spreadsheets.
Tech enthusiasts can also use the HTML5 and Canvas like elements, which makes this online processor one of the best of the lot.
5. Hackpad – hackpad.com
Acquired by Dropbox, Hackpad has an Ajax interface and it works brilliantly.
While testing I observed Hackpad is simple and intuitive, its interface minimal with many formatting options available for instant beautification in your online documents. Another must try app.