What is Google Docs?

It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.
Google Docs is a tool in the Document Collaboration category of a tech stack.

Who uses Google Docs?

36 companies reportedly use Google Docs in their tech stacks, including Treatwell, HashiCorp, and Codepixel Tools.

58 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Google Docs.

Google Docs Integrations

FogBugz, Coda, Google Keep, MockFlow, and Typora are some of the popular tools that integrate with Google Docs. Here's a list of all 17 tools that integrate with Google Docs.

Why developers like Google Docs?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Google Docs
Public Decisions about Google Docs

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Google Docs in their tech stack.

Jason Barry
Jason Barry
Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 9 upvotes · 56.1K views
Google Docs
Google Docs
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Google Sheets

If you're a developer using Google Docs or Google Sheets... just stop. There are much better alternatives these days that provide a better user and developer experience.

At FeaturePeek, we use slite for our internal documents and knowledge tracking. Slite's look and feel is similar to Slack's, so if you use Slack, you'll feel right at home. Slite is great for keeping tabs on meeting notes, internal documentation, drafting marketing content, writing pitches... any long-form text writing that we do as a company happens in Slite. I'm able to be up-to-date with everyone on my team by viewing our team activity. I feel more organized using Slite as opposed to GDocs or GDrive.

Airtable is also absolutely killer – you'll never want to use Google Sheets again. Have you noticed that with most spreadsheet apps, if you have a tall or wide cell, your screen jumps all over the place when you scroll? With Airtable, you can scroll by screen pixels instead of by spreadsheet cells – this makes a huge difference! It's one of those things that you don't really notice at first, but once you do, you can't go back. This is just one example of the UX improvements that Airtable has to the previous generation of spreadsheet apps – there are plenty more.

Also, their API is a breeze to use. If you're logged in, the docs fill in values from your tables and account, so it feels personalized to you.

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Google Docs Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Google Docs?
Google Drive
Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices. It helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks.
Edit and discuss in one place. Quip combines documents with messages so you can work faster, on the web or on the go.
It is an intuitive online project management tool enabling teams to increase productivity using cloud, collaboration, & mobile technologies. It provides your organization with a powerful work platform that offers exceptional speed to business value
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Google Docs's Followers
64 developers follow Google Docs to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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