Up until pretty recently, Google Docs was fairly foreign to me. While I understood the basics, I didn’t really feel I had a need for it. When I started writing more, though, I ran into a problem.
All of a sudden, I found myself frequently muttering, “ Crap. I left that document on my laptop at home, which is really not helpful because I’m at work. Guess I’ll have to finish it later?” It was annoying and a huge barrier to my productivity . And then, the usefulness of Google Docs hit me. Had I been using it, I could've worked on my articles from anywhere.
Now, I use it all the time, and I’ve sung it’s praises to multiple people. “ You can access it from literally anywhere (Well, as long as you have internet). Any computer, phone, tablet—you name it! And, did you know that you can share it with anyone you want? Bye-bye, version control issues! ”
Today, I find myself applauding it yet again. Because I’ve learned that it has so many more helpful features than I ever knew about. To discover five of them, check out the video below.
(If you know of any others, let me know on Twitter !)
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author