Google’s office suite is available to anyone with a Gmail email address. These users can store up to 15 GB of documents online for free and have several different office applications to use for work, school, and a variety of other purposes. More storage and professional versions of the suite are also available. Go to drive.google.com to access it.
- Docs – word processor
- Sheets – spreadsheet
- Slides – presentations
- Drive – document manager
Web page contents:
- Overview videos
- Other links
OS-College thoroughly examines the applications in the above list, through Web pages and videos about their features and functions. Web pages and videos in this subsection also cover the other applications.
Regardless of whether you use Mac, Windows, Linux, or a Chromebook, information on the OS-College Website will help you become more familiar with the applications that can be accessed by anyone with a Web browser.
Docs, Sheets, and Slides can open applications in Microsoft Office formats, OpenDocument Formats, and other formats, but each have their own native formats for creating documents. Users can access these applications through just about any Web browser, though Google Chrome will give users more editing options and features for documents.
Each of these three applications has its own document manager, that allows users to focus on one of the three different document types. The document managers will list all the documents the different applications can open and edit. For example, GDOC, DOCX, and ODT formatted documents will be in the Google Docs manager.
In addition to the three applications and their document managers, OS-College has videos and Web pages about Google Drive, the central document manager. Google Drive is a Web interface, and it also has an application that can sync documents with Windows and Mac desktops. There are third-party applications available to Linux users.
Click one of the drop-down items below to learn about the application or item. Each will reveal a description, an image, and a list of links to related pages. There are also links at the bottom of the page.