As some of you may remember last week I asked if you used a Chromebook or laptop. I ended up buying a Chromebook. I will be traveling for 3 weeks. Now, I'd need to know about using a Cloud and such: Which is better Google Docs or MS 365?
I prefer the Microsoft package to Google docs. Google docs is good if you are collaborating with someone and plan on having multiple people editing the document at the same time, etc.
But, the microsoft package is large and takes up quite a bit of space on your computer (relatively) and is also expensive. I therefore use WPS Office, it's exactly the same as MS 365, etc. and it's free. The free version shows you one ad every few days or ever time you restart the program. I have the program open on my system all the time.
The paid version is a lot cheaper than MS 365 etc if you like it and there will be no more ads. You can get the free one here: https://www.wps.com/office-free
Thanks for the tip. This is super helpful
I have a question, though: WPS is easy to understand like the others?
There isn't any learning curve. If there is one, it's almost nothing. Very similar to Microsoft office, excel and powerpoint.
I recommended it to a lot of people after I found it, most love it, there was just one guy who preferred to switch back to Office products.
If cloud storage is important to you and you do not need a lot of features, then Google Docs is a good choice. At the end of the day, it depends on what you want to use and how you use it.
Kenna, I also recommend MS 365 over Google Docs. Docs just doesn’t do as good of a job as Word.
Kenna, I’m almost certain that you can use MS 365 with a Chromebook. I just haven’t tried it yet. Maybe I will if I get disgusted enough with Docs.
There is some backdoor way with Android apps. I am not sure how to figure it out.
I spoke too soon. I still haven't been able to get WPS on my Chromebook. There is a way around getting WPS on a Chromebook. If anyone one knows how, please post here. Thank you.
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