Google Docs or MS 365?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (14 posts)
  1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    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?

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      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

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
        Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the tip. This is super helpful
        I have a question, though: WPS is easy to understand like the others?

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
            Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Sounds good.  I will give it a try. I hope it has a cloud. : )

            1. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Nope, no real cloud storage. You can check this out: http://kingsoftoffice.desk.com/customer … ud-storage

  2. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That makes sense. I can work on the doc and then share it.  However, WPS is not compatible with Chromebook.

      1. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Ooh okay. Never used a chromebook. Good to know

  3. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 13 months ago

    Kenna, I also recommend MS 365 over Google Docs. Docs just doesn’t do as good of a job as Word.

  4. Gregory DeVictor profile image98
    Gregory DeVictorposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      There is some backdoor way with Android apps. I am not sure how to figure it out.

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
        Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I discovered that WPS can be download onto a Chromebook because it is available on Google Play, which is Android friendly. Chromebook users cannot download it from WPS website.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    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.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)