Google Docs Editors
Initial releaseMarch 9, 2006; 16 years ago (2006-03-09)
Written inJavaScript, Java
Operating systemAndroid, iOS, macOS, ChromeOS
PlatformWeb application
Available in100 languages[citation needed]

Google Docs Editors is a web-based productivity office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. The suite includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites, and Google Keep.[1] It used to also include Google Fusion Tables until it was discontinued in 2019.[2]

The Google Docs Editors suite is available freely for users with personal Google accounts: through a web application, a set of mobile apps for Android and iOS, and a desktop application for Google's ChromeOS.


The Google Docs Editors suite is available free of charge for users with personal Google accounts. It is also offered as part of Google's business-centered service, Google Workspace.[3][4]


The suite mainly competes with Microsoft Office and iWork software suites.[5] It pioneered real-time collaborative editing since its inception in 2006, while Microsoft Office only introduced it in 2013.[6] The suite can open and write Microsoft Office file formats.

See also


  1. ^ "Google Docs: Free Online Documents for Personal Use". Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "Notice: Google Fusion Tables Turndown - Fusion Tables Help". Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  3. ^ "G Suite - Choose a Plan". Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Announcing Google Workspace, everything you need to get it done, in one location". Google Cloud Blog.
  5. ^ Nield 2017-06-26T08:40:23.176Z, David. "Google Docs vs Microsoft Office Online vs Apple iWork for iCloud: battle of the online office suites". T3. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  6. ^ Warren, Tom (May 4, 2015). "Microsoft brings real-time collaborative editing to Office 2016". The Verge. Retrieved October 6, 2020.