I love Microsoft – I admit it.
I’m addicted to Microsoft Office and can’t live without Outlook 2007. I create list after list in Excel and have done for years but over the last couple of weeks I have been introducing Google Docs into two of my businesses.
So far I have to say I’m hugely impressed. I update a spreadsheet and my colleages get the update straight away. No more sending around by email or fighting over who’s using the spreadsheets at any one time.
The one question I keep getting from staff is what happens if the internet is down (which seems to happen in East London more often that it should).
Well, I have to say I’m very excited about Google Gears launched this week.
Google gears allows developer to create offline web applications. This currently allows me to download my Google Reader reading so that I can read offline and then sync back. In the future this offering is poised to allow the downloading for my Google Doc’s spreadsheets and work on them offline.
I’ll keep you posted on this software as it develops and let you know when this is available with Google Docs and what our experience of working with it is.