Back To School: Google Docs

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Ever since I received my Gmail beta invitation in 2004, I have been progressively moving towards a Google lifestyle. You can see a little bit about what I’m talking about in this article I wrote a while ago. But today I wanted to share my love and continued experiences with an app that I have before had little contact with. That service being Google Docs.

I have slowly been experimenting with Google Docs since the beginning of this year and I have made a big decision with the way I am going to handle college this year. I am planning on only using Google Docs for everything that has to do with school. This may not sound like a very big commitment but when we are talking about papers and homework that my college career is depending on, this is kind of a big deal.

I think this is something that is a good idea for everyone to at least give a try. The first reason being it is completely free. You don’t have to pay for a Gmail account or a to use Google Docs. This is a free service that is really handy when you need it.

Another reason that I want to use Google Docs is the fact that it also acts as a backup for all of your documents. They are up on Google’s cloud, away from your computer getting run over, your harddrive frying or even your microwave lighting on fire. (Note: Don’t ever leave your computer on top of your microwave.) If anything were to ever happen to your computer, you still have all of your documents safe and sound with Google.

If you’re still skeptical, here is another good reason. Now you can access your documents from where ever you are. Whether you have your computer, a friend’s, the one at the library or even your smart phone, you can view, edit and even email your documents. This is going to be a huge time saver. No more flash drives to the library to print something off or anything like that.

What do you think? Do you love Google Docs? Do you use something else? Let me know in the comments, @DevonSchreiner or @InflectoVita.

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