“Gmail is faster. Easier to use. Has better spam blocking. A nicer interface. Is better integrated into Google Calendar, which I’ve also switched to. Is far more productive.”Switching to Gmail… « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger
So this morning I read a Scoble link to an article about how Office was the best application because of the additional functionality. This evening he’s changed his mind.
It’s funny the way that we’ve separated email from the rest of Office but in fact they’re the same; to the point that Word is the email editor in Outlook.
If Google Docs isn’t good enough because you can’t paste an image into it. Why isn’t that an issue in Gmail?
“The irony is you could go out right now, and get a whole Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote) for $120 at Newegg, and you can install it on three different computers. And it works great and has tons more features than Google Docs. And it has no ads. Imagine that!”
Comment of the Day: “Google Docs is Chock Full of Fail” – ReadWriteWeb
This is very right, but yet so wrong…
- Sharing documents in Office is a pain and yet so easy in Docs.
- This calculation only works if you’ve three PCs on the same OS to install it on.
- Why can’t I pay Microsoft the dollar a month to avoid the up front investment?
- All this to keep a list of CDs or write the shopping list?
Does Docs need to improve? Yes, massively. Especially in for large data sets and with graphics but they’re out of the gate and it’s the right price.
Google has announced that they now have a forms interface to the Google Spreadsheet application…
Official Google Docs Blog: Stop sharing spreadsheets, start collecting information
This is massive news. Google is building the next generation of office and the functionality set isn’t the same as our desktop applications.
They now have applications for collecting data, manipulating data, analyzing data. All they need is workflow applications and things will get very interesting.