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Top 5 Alternatives to Google Docs

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Google Docs is an online word processor included as part of Google’s Drive office suite. It offers features such as editing, sharing, multiple user access and many more. This is one of the most used web apps in world. Many more word processing are coming up online which gives advantage to users to access their documents from anywhere. Google Docs has its own pros and cons which make us search through to find some other alternatives for document managing web apps. Here Tech Infinite has listed Top 5 of them, which have their own uses.

Zoho Office


Zoho is an Indian software development company which focuses on web-based business tools and information technology solutions such as office suite. Launched in 2005 as a web-based word processor, it now offers features as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, and a lot more. The word processor is excellent and easy-to-use for users, which combines with additional tons of tools for its user. You can do almost anything you do in MS-Word or Google Docs.

Microsoft Word Online

Microsoft Office, regarded as world’s most used and best office suite applications also comes in an online version of it. This online version is free to use and offers almost the same features as the offline version of it. All you need is a Microsoft account to sign-in. This online alternative is so better that some people prefer this over the offline version. This gives the advantage that they can access their documents online anywhere.


As we said Microsoft Word Online gives “almost” all features, or we say it lack some key features. You have to work with limited number of template and no user defined styles. Despite of these cons, it still is a good alternative for Google Docs.

DropBox Paper


Dropbox Paper is a collaborative document-editing service developed by Dropbox, one of most used cloud storage service. This service is a part of DropBox, so all you need is a Dropbox account for it. It has some of the excellent features in it. Especially embedding other contents, you can embed images, YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Google Docs with much ease. Except for this, sharing is a key feature of DropBox Paper which can be easily used to share documents with anybody. Another small feature is that you can turn any bullet-list to Tasks-list easily.


Nuclino originally is a collaborative platform for users who wish to keep privacy. This included a word processor web-based app which is an alternative to Google Docs.


 Some of the major features offered by Nuclino are:

  • Visual organization of documents
  • Linking documents to Wiki
  • Clutter-free and responsive workspace
  • Different views of works (Tree view, Graph view, etc.)

Nuclino use extensive caching which makes it faster in synchronizing documents over Internet.



ONLYOFFICE is an open source office suite developed by Ascensio System. It features online document editors, document management, mail and project management tools. It comes with a free online editor for personal use and for commercial use it has paid subscriptions. It supports many different document formats to work on including .docx, .doc, .rtf, .epub, and a lot more. Its functionality can be extended using plugins which includes DocuSign and more. OnlyOffice allows accessing documents in third-party storage platforms like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox. It thus has a good collaborative platform.

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