There has been a slight jump in comparisons between Google Docs and Microsoft’s wildly popular Office productivity suite, mainly due to the launch of Office 2010 earlier in the week. The comparison is barely justifiable as the numbers decisively favor the latter. But numbers seldom tell the whole story - Docs does have its moments.
Docs has traditionally excelled in areas such as collaboration and sharing. Google has just announced new upgrades to make sharing easier in Docs. Users can now choose among three visibility options: “Private,” “Anyone with a link” or “Public on the web.” All documents are marked as private to begin with.
If you opt to make a particular document visible to anyone who knows its URL, “you can better control who has access to your doc” by resetting the link whenever necessary.