Google a fairly new tool available that allows you to create, open, print, share and collaborative edit word processor documents and spreadsheets. The word processor tool appears to be a cross between MS Word and a Wiki. Actually it is the Writely tool that Google acquired not too long ago. The spreadsheet tool appears like MS Excel. Both allow you to do the following:
- Open documents and save them as PDF files.
- Store documents online and access them from anywhere. No storage limit apparently.
- Collaborative create documents like meeting agendas, lists and tables.
- Draws email address from my gmail contact list.
Although you just need email addresses of the people you want to share or collaborate with, they will need a Google account, which is free.
You can access this tool at http://docs.google.com/
Are tools like this going to be a threat to the MS Office Monopoly?