Anyone in my Technology in Collaboration class can attest that I have an undying love for Google Docs. Since the day they were released they have made my life infinitely easier. Words can’t even describe, really. It’s a college student’s dream.
I’m an organizer. It’s what I do. I like lists. I like order. I like to figure out systems that make things easier. This, combined with managing a lot of people or being in a lot of groups, I find myself always needing a way to write things down to keep everyone on the same page.
Enter Google Docs. They’ve been a lifesaver these past few years. I’ve used them for everything from writing group research papers for various courses to organizing summer shopping lists for my roommates and I before we moved into our apartment this August. I even just set up a Doc to help organize weekend photo assignments for the Cornell Daily Sun. There really is no limit to what you can do with them. Well…ok there are a few, but I like to look past them out of respect for their many great qualities ;).
I can’t imagine how I would have made it through some of my classes last semester if it weren’t for gDocs. They’re particularly useful when it’s difficult to find common face-to-face meeting times to work on a paper together. Everyone can work on things on their own time. Wonderful. If you’re not using Google Docs yet…what the heck are you waiting for?? Really. Trust me. You won’t regret it!
OK. I realize that was a super geeky post. I mean, who professes their love to a web technology? Well, I’ve never denied my geek factor. :)
How about you? Do you ♥ gDocs or another web-based collaboration technology? Which one?
(This post was not paid for by Google or anyone else for that matter. I just love it that much).