Microsoft Office is one of the most popular application suits which no doubt facilitates the users to the full extent. But due to its high price or due to any compatibility issue with the operating system, it is always desirable to have some alternatives. Lets have a summarized look on the available alternatives.
Earlier today I reviewed a desktop app for Google Tasks. The developer basically took the Google Mobile API and implemented the task feature up and front. There are a few links given at top and while testing I came across an interesting conclusion - It can be used to access Google Calendar, News, Docs, iGoogle, and Gmail too.
PDF/PPT/TIF viewer with Google docs is a free Greasemoney script that can help you open PDF links with Google Docs. Keeping aside it’s long annoying name, it seems quite handy. We all know that the official Adobe Reader is resource hog and have listed various alternatives for you, but what we have missed is the online integration with the browser. Read More
I spend an entire day playing around both Google Docs and Microsoft Web Apps. Even though I am using Google Docs for the past one year, I believe Microsoft Web Apps will be a serious challenge to Google in 2010 but will users migrate? Will I migrate? Now that’s a tough question. Read More
Like promised, here are five different ways to upload documents to Google Docs. Note that these methods can be applied with all documents that are supported by Google Docs, except in some cases where PDF or other formats are not supported. Read More
Looking for a quick way to upload documents to Google Docs. One of the most common way is to visit the Google Docs website, hit Upload, choose document, and so on. But there is an easier method to upload the documents directly from the desktop.
CSV is the most cross-platform spreadsheet format, converting a spreadsheet into CSV format makes sense since most applications support CSV format rather than XLS or any other format. This post will focus on two easy ways to convert Excel Spreadsheet XLS and XLSX format into CSV Format.
is a Firefox and Internet Explorer add-on
that lets you open any document or image online with various online tools. You don’t need to download the files to view them on your computer anymore. For Documents, Spreadsheet, and Presentation you can choose between Google Docs/Apps, Zoho Viewer/Writer, ThinkFree, and Vuzit. For Images you can choose between Snipshot, Picnik, Pxlr, and Bilder Editieren.
It can handle the following file types.
- Documents (*.doc, *.rtf, *.odt, *.sxw)
- Spreadsheets (*.xls, *.csv, *.ods, *.sxc)
- Presentations (*.ppt, *.pps, *.odp, *.sxi)
- Images (*.jpg, *.gif,*.jpg)
When you install this add-on for the first time, it will ask which online tool you want to assign to the documents and images. The selected online tools will become the default, but you can always change them by going to Options.
Do you use Google Docs and Calendar frequently? Now you can integrate them in your Gmail account. They are now available in the Gmail Labs, but are disabled as default. You simply need to enable them to view them in the left sidebar of your Gmail homepage. Read More
Cloud computing is one of the most popular buzz words nowadays. Putting your data on the cloud means syncing your data to Internet servers making it travel with you, where ever you can access the internet. It also means you do not have to rely on physical media, or worry about backups, as the cloud services take care of your data themselves. But you would require a fast internet connection to take advantage of on the fly sync capabilites. Any changes you make to your data would then be reflected immediately on the Cloud, meaning you can just work with your files and not have to worry about saving them on a portable hard disk, USB, emailing it to yourself, uploading to file sharing services and network backups.