October 11, 2006

Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog

Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog

Google has just merged Writely with their spreadsheet program. After one day of testing things out, and kicking the tires, so to speak, here are my impressions:

There are exciting things afoot. For the first time, Google feels like a competitor to Microsoft Office. Little has changed, except for the look of Writely, and yet something feels different. The ability to share and edit in real time defines Web 2.0, and Google is writing the rules.

There are bugs, there are things that are difficult and non-intuitive (no easy button for double-spacing, no way to change print margins, no real print preview), but somehow it's still OK. It feels like life on the cutting edge.

Thank you, Google. Keep up the good work.

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