Google today has announced that Google Docs can now store any type of document. Up until now docs has been a collection of office type tools (spreadsheet, word processor and presentations) that you can access online – for free.
The Google applications are fairly low on features but being able to have a single document that anyone can work on, and at the same time, is very useful. You don’t have to worry about who has the latest version of document – there is a single version of the truth. Here is a backgrounder on docs …
Now, with docs you can store any type of file. So for small businesses or clubs and groups with no infrastructure, you have a free workspace where your files can live and are looked after for you. That’s huge.
This makes it easy to backup more of your key files online, from large graphics and raw photos to unedited home videos taken on your smartphone. You might even be able to replace the USB drive you reserved for those files that are too big to send over email.
Combined with shared folders, you can store, organize, and collaborate on files more easily using Google Docs. For example, if you are in a club or PTA working on large graphic files for posters or a newsletter, you can upload them to a shared folder for collaborators to view, download, and print.