Fighting with computers

Computers are not always friendly.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Google's new offspring

I've used for some time their Google Docs service that offered on-line Spreadsheets and Text editing and now the third complement has come to life: Presentations have been added to the mix and offer, like the other tools, easy collaboration among a group of users of the same documents.

I've used a shared spreadsheet for marking lab sessions across a group of teachers and it proved quite useful.

Of course none of these tools compare very well against a locally installed Office application, but it just uses on any networked computer and its free and your documents are accessible from anywhere on the net.

When you factor in the possible collaboration between several people on the same documents Google's proposal becomes much more attactive plus you save lots of emails.

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