Google’s suite of apps has many uses. However, if I had to name the killer feature, it would be the ability to instantly create or edit online documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other types of files from any Web browser or Chromebook, or the free apps for Android and iOS phones and tablets. They are a cheap, quick and effective substitute for Microsoft Office.
This chapter will explain how to get started with Docs, the most popular application in the suite after Google Drive. Docs is also the easiest one to get started with. Go to to get started, or download the Google Docs app for Android and iOS.