Amit Agarwal strikes again! From Digital Inspiration: How to Email Spreadsheets Automatically on a Recurring Schedule. “Introducing Email Spreadsheets, a Google Sheets add-on that lets you automate the reporting of spreadsheet data and dashboards by email. If you are an office worker who has been emailing spreadsheets to colleagues manually, this add-on will save you a ton of time. And because it runs on the Google Cloud, your spreadsheet reports will be delivered even while you are offline or on vacation.”
Lifehacker: Forget Social Media And Start A Blog In A Google Doc. “When social media leaves me exhausted, I always feel better by switching to one-on-one or group chats. But I never thought of this method, via Gareth’s Tips: write a ‘blog post’ in a cloud doc and share it with a select group of friends.”
How-To Geek: The Beginner’s Guide to Google Docs. “If you’re just getting started with Google Docs, its extensive features and add-ons can be a little overwhelming. Here are some tips to help you get started with this powerful alternative to Microsoft Word.” Very detailed starter guide. If I had a friend getting started with Google Docs, I would point them here.
Make Tech Easier: How to Open and Edit Remote Files from Google Drive in LibreOffice. “LibreOffice is a powerful tool, and it’s only getting more powerful. While it’s a desktop tool first, you can now use LibreOffice in a browser, making it an alternative to online office suites like Google Docs. Recent versions of LibreOffice have added support for editing files remotely on SAMBA shares, over SSH, and via other methods. One of the more interesting of these is Google Drive support, which we’ll dive into in this article.”
Guiding Tech: Zoho Docs (Writer) vs Google Docs: Which Tool Is Better at Document Management. “Zoho Writer is the word processor of Zoho Docs. Similar to Google Docs, it comes with collaborative features and a nice interface that can tempt anyone that is looking for a switch. So, should you switch from plain old Google Docs to Zoho Writer? Well, that’s what we are going to find in our post today as we weigh both Google Docs and Zoho Writer to see which one shines as the better document management tool.”
The Verge: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can now be edited and shared within Dropbox. “Dropbox Business now integrates directly with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides within G-Suite, letting you create and collaborate on files directly from within the file-sharing service’s interface.”
Lifehacker: How Kids Are Using Google Docs to Bully Each Other. “As a parent, you might walk past your child’s room and see her happily typing away on a Google Docs page. ‘Lovely!’ you think. ‘She’s probably working on her science report or finishing up her essay on the rise of RBG.’ Or, she could be in a secret chat room.”