20 Most Handy Tools for Google Docs
If any platform can bring cloud computing to web-based documents with real-time collaboration, it could be Google Docs.
Without a doubt, Google Docs is a powerful tool that giving you the flexibility to be productive from your desk, at office, or even when you’re offline. This amazing free cloud tool has helped middle-sized companies move forward successfully while keeping costs to a minimum.
Today we’re going to show you 20 most handy tools for Google Docs to enhance your user experience with this fantastic tool. Details next!
GDocBackup is simple utility to backup (export) all your documents from Google Docs™ to local disk. It’s open source freeware.
GDocsUploader is a little utility to help you upload documents to Google Docs. Once you’ve logged in, uploading is as simple as dragging and dropping files onto the GDocsUploader icon.
OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs (OOo2GD) is a plugin to OpenOffice.org/StarOffice (should work also with other Offices derived from OpenOffice.org) which will let you export and import your documents, spreadsheets and presentations to and from Google Docs.
gDocsBar is a sidebar extension for firefox, a perfect companion for Google® Docs. With gDocsBar, you can drag and drop multiple files into the sidebar to upload documents.
Open IT Online (Free)
Open IT Online (Firefox add-on) allows you to open documents and images online without the need of any software to be installed. It supports Google Docs, Zoho, View Docs Online, Vuzit to edit/view documents and Snipshot, Pixlr, Sumo Paint, etc. to edit/view images.
Send to Google Docs (Free)
Send to Google Docs (Firefox add-on) lets you view web documents in Google Docs without requiring any desktop software. It supports PDF, Microsoft Office and Open Office formats.
Gladinet Cloud Desktop (GCD) (Free)
Gladinet Cloud Desktop (GCD) can mount web storage as local folders, including Google Docs. Users can access their web files in Windows Explorer. It delivers Web applications to desktop.
Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office brings collaborative multi-person editing to the familiar Microsoft® Office experience. You can share, backup and simultaneously edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint® and Excel® documents with colleagues.
Google Docs Gadget (Free)
Google Docs Gadget for Google Desktop which allows you to search and open your Google documents right from your desktop, including drag-and-drop uploading for documents.
Google Docs Android App (Free)
Create, edit, upload and share your documents with the Google Docs app. Edits to your documents appear to collaborators in seconds.
iGoSyncDocs is a desktop application(Swing based) that offers an easy way to access and synchronize files to Google Docs across multiple computers.
iGoogleBar is a Firefox extension that adds Google Apps favicons to the Google Apps Bar, using them as triggers for the Apps’ respective iGoogle Gadgets.
gPDF is a handy tool to view online PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, RTF, Open Document format (ODT, ODS, ODP), CSV, SXW, SXC and SXI files. It sets links to these file formats to open with Google Docs Viewer and Zoho Viewer.
GDocsDrive is a powerful desktop client tool for Google Docs, which makes Google Docs truly become a Google Drive (GDrive) on your desktop by enabling you to upload your files and folders with just a single drag and drop.
Syncplicity (Free – $45/month)
Syncplicity delivers powerful, easy to use file management in the cloud. Syncplicity automatically syncs your files across all your computers, backs up your data, and makes sharing files and collaborating easier than ever before.
OffiSync (Free – $30 per user)
OffiSync brings together the productivity of Microsoft Office and the innovation of Google’s cloud collaboration platform. The result is a seamless experience that lets you move right from document creation to real-time collaboration and sharing.
Memeo Connect ($9 per year per account)
Memeo Connect™ for Google Apps is a service that empowers Google Docs. It allows users to upload, sync, edit and share any document on Google Docs, even when you are offline. Memeo utilizes a feature called Memeo GDrive™ which allows you to access these files anytime and from anywhere.
GDocsOpen ($9 for 1 year license)
GDocsOpen allows you to double-click to upload & edit your local document in Google Docs and automatically synchronizes your online changes when closed.
GoDocs for iPad/iPhone ($4.99)
The Ultimate solution for Google Docs™ in iPhone and iPad.
Google Docs Backup ($10)
Back up your Google Docs with ease — for a single user or an entire Google domain. Save a backup of files to ensure you’ll always be able to access critical documents.
- Box.net – A popular online storage service, added an option that allows its users to create and edit documents and spreadsheets using Google Docs, but without leaving Box.net.
- GoDropBox – GoDropBox adds “drop box” functionality to Google Docs, once installed you can securely receive files from users directly to your Google Docs account. Free trial for up to 100 users each allocated 50MB of free data usage.
- Cyberduck – Open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Docs & Amazon S3 Browser for Mac & Windows.