• INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Google Docs] Saying goodbye to the Library Success Wiki
    Google Docs didn’t exist. Google Sites didn’t exist. In July 2005, on the heels of the successful ALA Annual 2005 Wiki, I developed the Library Success Wiki. Here’s what I said about it then : “I would like this wiki to be a one-stop-shop for inspiration. All over the country, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their libraries knows about.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Google Docs] Framework Freakout presentation and Questions Answered
    Sometimes instructors show them in class, or sometimes students complete pre-assignments I design in Google Forms or Qualtrics where they watch videos and then do the things described in the videos (brainstorm keywords on their topic, search the database, etc.). I find it easy enough for students to post to a Google Form or a collaborative Google Doc, so that’s what I use.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
    [Google Docs] Information Literacy #uklibchat storified
    This Google Doc gives the questions that were used to prompt discussion. There's a storify of the #uklibchat twitter discussion of Information Literacy at https://storify.com/uklibchat/uklibchat-7th-february-2017? some interesting points and links! Information Literacy
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016
    [Google Docs] Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation
    On a recent #lrnchat , a colleague shared how she was collaborating on presentations using Google Slides. And I’ve done much important work with others using Google Docs and Sheets. I want to have flexible representations mixed in, so I can be working on numbers and diagrams and text in one doc (a brief eulogy here for the fabulous program Trapeze that had a revolutionary document model decades ago).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    [Google Docs] Feedback wanted: Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians
    The document is available as MS Word, Google Doc and pdf Word document: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5FvOK9b5e6kazh5d25odU9zUWM id=0B5FvOK9b5e6kazh5d25odU9zUWM Google doc: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pPEu3CRDavR8OD0Iq0pna1dmoBtfT_6JuILMfpO9ts4
  • WEB TOOLS FOR LEARNERS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
    [Google Docs] Advice for Teachers of Writing
    communication education essays Google Docs learning learning 2.0 As a young teacher. If you are interested in how to teach writing effectively, you might be interested in my Labour Day post on another of my blogs – [link]. teaching writing writing teaching
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016
    [Google Docs] Being clear on collaboration
    Google Docs), but it’s central. Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation. So in each case I did some investigation. Unfortunately, the claims didn’t hold up to scrutiny. And I think it’s important to understand why. Now, true collaboration is powerful.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Google Docs] What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?
    Instead, I coordinate with one group with Slack, a couple others with Skype and email, and am using Google Docs and email with another. I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Yeah, my life is exciting ;). Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
    [Google Docs] Work chat Fleep’s slash commands and email integration
    Documents can be added to the conversation — including Google and Dropbox docs — but these aren’t attached to messages or tasks: they’re just dropped into the chat. Also note in this case I was trying to attach a Google doc, but somehow Fleep instead creates and attaches a PDF of the doc. If I were actually using Fleep in production I would copy and paste URLs to docs, instead.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Google Docs] Unsurprisingly, Dropbox to shutter Mailbox and Carousel, focus on businesses
    Google followed it with Google Drive in 2012. Created a Google account because of that new Android tablet? Use Google Drive. Products like Google’s new ( and popular ) Photos service takes it a step further by automatically sorting images and generating montages. There are many, like Google Docs and the Microsoft Office suite, for starters.) Dropbox has abandoned its efforts to take over your smartphone.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Google Docs] Social Media Policy?
    Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. I’m not a big user of Google Plus, but if IFTTT did have that as a recipe, I would post there too. So what’s your social media policy? It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. In fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
    [Google Docs] Are online MLIS degree-holders “less than?”
    It was required in my program in the age before collaborative tools like Google Docs.) When I graduated from library school, I worried about anti-online-degree bias. I worried that people would think my degree was somehow “less than” because I’d done it fully online.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
    [Google Docs] Integrations (and Metaservices) For The Win
    Four years ago I wrote File Under: Metaservices, The Rise Of , in which I posed a problem: …heavy users of the web depend on scores – sometimes hundreds – of services, all of which work wonderfully for their particular purpose (eBay for auctions, Google for search, OpenTable for restaurant reservations, etc). It “just works” with Google Docs, YouTube, Trello, MailChimp, and about 100 other services.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015
    [Google Docs] MOOC Research about peer interaction #Futurelearn
    Draper identified types of platform and issues/usage of each Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, and Google docs. They can be used for different things, have different privacy issues, and also might be used in sequence, migrating between types e.g. chat in Facebook, then someone might move this to a longer piece on a blog or Google docs.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014
    [Google Docs] Open letter to ACRL task force
    It is available on a Google Doc at [link] This is a rather more vehement opposition than anything I saw during the actual consultation period, though obviously I wasn''t in touch with everything written about it. Members of New Jersey''s Information Literacy committees have produced an Open Letter Regarding the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education expressing their concerns about the proposed new ACRL Information Literacy Framework.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Google Docs] Gigaom: Yahoo buys Indian startup Bookpad for document viewing and editing capabilities
    The outfit''s DocsPad product gives developers a way to insert Google Docs-style functionality into their apps, and the exit helps Bangalore raise its profile as a startup hub of note. Uncategorized Bangalore collaborative editing documents editing India NASDAQ:FB NASDAQ:MSFT NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:FB NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO
  • BETHKANTER.WIKISPACES.COM  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Google Docs] bethkanter - Listening 101
    Google +. Try this: If you are using an analytics software program like Google Analytics, run a search engine referral report and see what words people are actually typing into search engines to find your site. Find more bloggers using Google Blog Search. You can use a spreadsheet, Google Doc, or paper. Search on Google Blog Search. Identify the Google Page Rank. Install Google Toolbar. How to use the Google Toolbar ?
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Google Docs] Report: Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing
    Google Docs (for collaborative writing) seemed particularly popular. On Tuesday The Pew Research Center''s Internet and American Life Project published: Purcell, K., Buchanan, J. and Friedrich, L. 2013) The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools. Pew Research Center. The research methods consisted of: "an online survey of a non-probability sample of 2,462 middle and high school teachers currently teaching in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013
    [Google Docs] MOOC session at ACRL THATcamp
    One of the participants, Steve Stone, put some notes on Google Docs https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Pa0JB2cbdfrvfgxSNzFTou2h-GWOqstXxVzbs6gC-Ec/edit?pli=1 Part of the ACRL conference 2013 (10-13 April) was THATcamp , an unconference day. One session that caught my eye was Let’s Make a MOOC! Crowdsourcing an Information Literacy MOOC.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
    [Google Docs] Technology is Eating Your Job (Part 2)--For Those Who Need More Convincing
    Technological Unemployment Resources --A Google doc with tons of links collected by the G+ Technological Unemployment community. . Last Friday, I wrote about how technology is eating your job. Since then, I've been immersed in further exploring the extent to which this is true and finding more resources to convince you that this is one of the most critical trends impacting your career today. .
  • CHIEFTECH  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2013
    [Google Docs] SharePoint 2013: Is utility more important than usability?
    This is a simple (and old) concept, but I haven’t seen it in any other publishing tool—unless you count Google Docs and the like, where you’re basically always in editing mode (versus always in viewing mode). Is utility more important than usability? When evaluating SharePoint 2013 specifically as a collaboration platform, this question is often top of mind.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Google Docs] Looming Danger: Failure of WAN SharePoint Deployments
    Employees can easily use alternatives solutions like Dropbox, Google Docs, Microsoft SkyDrive, and many other smaller, less well-known options. This is the third of a six part series, Robust SharePoint Performance in the Emerging Distributed Enterprise: Turning the Potential for Chaos into the Means for Success, sponsored by Certeon. The remaining parts of my series will appear on this blog over the next two weeks.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
    [Google Docs] Using Flickr for scientific discovery
    Also, the authors used Google Docs to write the article, and the journal this article is published in is open access. Not sure whether this is information literacy, but it is an example of knowledge being extended and disseminated using the internet. It is also an example of the power of browsing and encountering as information behaviour strategies, as the taxonomist came across the new species because he randomly browses pictures of insects on Flickr. Winterton, S., Ping Guek, H.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
    [Google Docs] Beware: BYOA May Rival BYOD as IT Issue
    I Googled it and did not find anything. One example is when IT invests in an expensive document sharing system and employees use Google Docs on their own instead. There has been a lot of discussion about the BYOD movement (Bring Your Own Device) where people are getting their own smart phone and/or tablet. Well, I think the complementary to that may be just as big. This opinion is not based on any research, just a number of conversations I have had recently.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Google Docs] 10 Google Chromebook tips, tricks and tweaks
    I’ve been using a new Google Chromebook — specifically the Samsung Series 5 550 — since I bought it for $449 about a month ago. With the new Chromebooks, Google did away with the Caps Lock keyboard button, opting to leave a full-sized Search key instead. With Chrome OS, Google has added more “desktop platform” style window management. Enable offline Google Docs. Chrome Chrome OS Chromebook Google Linux
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Google Docs] Google Docs goes offline while Drive comes to iOS
    The hits keep coming from day two of Google I/O : The company announced Google Docs finally works offline, allowing users to edit docs without a connection to the web. Apple iPhones, iPods and iPod touch devices not only got the Chrome browser earlier in the day , but also gain a native Google Drive application , which was improved for all platforms with integrated search features. On stage at Google I/O, the company demonstrated this and it was impressive.
  • WWW.MACWORLD.COM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Google Docs] Stop using email for everything | Macworld
    LAC Group spent recent months experimenting with alternative ways of communicating and sharing information, testing everything from public social networks like Google+ to project management software like 37signals’ Basecamp to private networks like Salesforce’s Chatter.com. “My Instead of passing versions of a document back and forth by email, some companies use Google Docs to collaborate and make corrections to documents in real time. iPhone & iPad. digital photo.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Google Docs] Box’s Levie: Google Drive not a competitor
    Aaron Levie, founder and CEO of Box, said even with the long-awaited arrival of Google Drive, he still doesn’t see Google as a competitor. That’s because he sees Box as more of a dedicated collaboration platform that happens to have storage and syncing, making Microsoft’s Sharepoint more of a direct rival than Google Drive. “Microsoft is our primary competitor and Google Drive didn’t change that.”
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Google Docs] Google Drive is real: here’s what it means
    Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome and Apps, Google (left) and Scott Johnston, Group Product Manager, Google (right). If you do, you might want to give Google a call. based company is taking the covers off its much hyped and long awaited online storage service, and it will be called Google Drive. The Drive, which starts with 5 GB of free storage, is available to anyone with a Google account, including Google Apps for business accounts.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Google Docs] Every business document should be in the cloud and concurrently editable
    I’m at the Melbourne Google Enterprise Atmosphere on Tour event , the first of 25 events around the world. I am doing the keynote on The Evolution of Business at the Melbourne and Sydney events, giving an external perspective which happens to be highly aligned with the Google vision. The event included a Google Apps demo. The demo seemed to be over-emphasizing the concurrent editing and collaboration features of Google Docs, which I think of as pretty basic.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Google Docs] On Larry Page’s Letter: Super Amazing Great Tremendous!
    I wrote this last weekend, but am on vacation, so just posting it now…) It’s not often you get a document such as this to analyze – the last time I can recall is Google’s feisty 2004 letter to shareholders written on the eve of its IPO. As a lover of language, I wanted to see if there were any interesting patterns, so for ease of analysis, I decided to cut and paste it into a Word doc (sorry, Google Docs, old habits die hard.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Google Docs] On Larry Page’s Letter: Super Amazing Great Tremendous!
    It’s not often you get a document such as this to analyze – the last time I can recall is Google’s feisty 2004 letter to shareholders written on the eve of its IPO. As a lover of language, I wanted to see if there were any interesting patterns, so for ease of analysis, I decided to cut and paste it into a Word doc (sorry, Google Docs, old habits die hard. defense of Google’s Motorola deal.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Google Docs] Up to my neck in… well, everything.
    I also had to spend an extra day after Assessment Immersion in Nashville working on a joint rubric with the other librarians involved in RAILS, which ended up dragging on through Google Docs over several months. Add this to Google Bookmarks. You know you’re a real blogger when, no matter how absurdly busy the rest of your life is, the thing you can’t do that you miss the most is blogging.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Google Docs] Google Docs for Android adds real-time collaboration
    Android smartphone and tablet owners can collaborate on documents from their devices with the updated version of Google Docs for Android , released on Wednesday. devices and up, adds the same real-time collaboration found in the full web version of Google Docs on a laptop or desktop. With the new Google Docs, owners of a document can invite others to view or even edit a document. Android Google Google Docs Mobile Apps smartphones tablets
  • WWW.ALANLEPOFSKY.NET  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
    [Google Docs] In The Next Version - My POV On The Lotusphere 2012 Opening General Session
    IBM Docs - Provides online document editing similar to Google Docs, where people can work together in real time to co-author content. Google? Alans Google+ Profile. In The Next Version. Alan Lepofskys blog about technology, travel and the occasional golf post. About. My POV On The Lotusphere 2012 Opening General Session. January 18 2012 11:15:00 PM. Add/Read Comments [0].
  • NANCY WHITE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Google Docs] Digital Habitats Editable version of Chapter 10 – Action Notebook
    Step 1: View the Google Doc version using this URL: [link]. Recently a group of students in the Foundations of Communities of Practice workshop completed a Word-Doc version of Chapter 10. Being able to write in the Word Doc was more useful than the PDF version because the boxes could expand according to how much there was to say about a particular topic for a particular community. (And Log in to Google Docs.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
    [Google Docs] You can’t dictate which tools your employees use
    Hussain said that HIGEAR leans heavily on Skype for chat and messaging, and employees tend to use Google docs. Which applications are best for scaling a business from a tiny startup to an enterprise powerhouse? And how do you get your employees to use them? For most companies, success will come from adopting the easiest tools to use, and those which employees are already used to.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2011
    [Google Docs] A plea for a better Google Docs
    Google Docs users unite! Most of us who work with Google’s online suite of productivity applications have or will at some point get frustrated with Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations et al. But it’s only because we use Google Docs so often and it’s such an ingrained part of our work days that we want it to fit more smoothly into our work flows. The second issue also goes to the core of Google, which is hands-off by nature.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Google Docs] Let’s make Google Docs suck less
    If you prefer to work in a “paperless” office the way we do at GigaOM, you’re probably a Google Docs user. And if you’ve used Google’s cloud-based take of Microsoft Office, like many of us, you probably love and curse it at the same time. Google’s navigation bar, title and menu bar in Spreadsheets overwhelm the viewing pane, taking up a third of the page in some browsers. Google is a search and advertising company at heart.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Google Docs] Wrike’s Project Management Tool Goes Freemium
    Today, Wrike launched a free version of their project management software into the Google Apps Marketplace. He says the free version will continue to improve as Google expands their API to allow greater flexibility for building off of the Google ecosystem of applications. ” Wrike’s plan is to go where people are already doing their work — in this case Google Apps — by integrating with Gmail™, Google Docs™, and Google Calendar™.
  • NANCY WHITE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Google Docs] Follow-up from the Leadership Learning Community Webinar
    Have a visual element – a shared Google doc or presentation, a wiki/chat room in Meetingwords.com or use the white board in a web meeting tool. Last Monday I was a guest of the Leadership Learning Community for an short online gathering. The description was pretty loose and they expected around 50 people to show up. Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action.
  • CONNECTING 2 THE WORLD  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
    [Google Docs] Curating, filtering, and increasing traffic
    Filtering and curating tools In addition to hashtags, tags, and labels, filtering and curating tools may include: Favorite: By identifying something as a favorite, others may access the resources or a resource may be retrieved for future use Page counts Programs such as google analytics or stat counter allow your page's statistics to be shown on your internet page (i.e.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
    [Google Docs] Google = Google+
    Earlier this week I participated in Google's partner conference , entitled Zeitgeist after the company's annual summary of trending topics. I'd been noodling a post about the meaning of Google's brand*, in particular with respect to Google+, for some time, and I'd planned to write it before heading to the conference, if for no other reason than it might provide fodder for conversations with various Google executives and partners. That was the brand: Google = search.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
    [Google Docs] 8 iOS apps that make it easier to go paperless
    You can add pages to documents, creating a multi-page scan, as well as delete and reorder pages and send documents to EverNote, DropBox, or Google Docs. Several factors are making us shift more toward going paperless : the need to be mobile and location-independent, greater speed and convenience, an increased awareness for going green, not to mention our need for pinching pennies in today’s economic climate.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011
    [Google Docs] How to embrace remote meetings
    Shared documents (Google Docs). Consider this: managers spend between 30 to 80 percent of their time in meetings and more than 50 percent of them consider many meetings to be a “waste of time.&# Ninety percent of managers attribute the failure of most meetings to a “ lack of planning and organization ,” and most managers have never been trained on how to host a productive meeting.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011
    [Google Docs] The Future of The Internet (And How to Stop It) - A Dialog with Jonathan Zittrain Updating His 2008 Book
    Google (you can break this down into Android, Search, Apps, etc). Google has offered a counterpoint, since the Android platform, while including an app store, allows outside code to be run. In part that's because Google's play is through the cloud. Google seeks to make our key apps based somewhere within the google.com archipelago, and to offer infrastructure that outside apps can't resist, such a easy APIs to geographic mapping or user location.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Google Docs] GoFileDrop now works with Gmail accounts
    GoFileDrop (previously called GoDropBox) is an app that adds a public mailbox to your Google Docs account , enabling anyone with the appropriate link to upload files to your account. It was previously only available to Google Apps customers via the Google Apps marketplace, but it can now be installed by users with regular Gmail accounts. Uploaded files appear immediately in your Google Docs account, and you’re also sent an email notification of any new uploads.
  • INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011
    [Google Docs] Library Day in the Life – Monday
    Tried to figure out why sharing a Google Doc with a Google Group did not put the document into each group member’s Google Docs. Add this to Google Bookmarks. I figured that since I’ve changed jobs from the last time I did Library Day in the Life , I’d participate this time around to give people a sense of what a Head of Instructional Services does at a large urban university.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Google Docs] Tales from the trenches: Laura Roeder Media
    We use Google Chat… a lot. Google Docs is where we put everything, so anybody can, at any time, go in and see what’s going on. GigaOM is a tech site with lots of tech-crazy readers, but remote collaboration isn’t just the province of geeks. The web worker lifestyle appeals to the creative- and lifestyle-focused as well as the guys waiting hours in line to get a glimpse of the latest gadget. Not sure if you believe me? Then take Laura Roeder Media as proof.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Google Docs] 5 steps for effective real-time document collaboration
    Simon recently reported on new co-authoring capabilities for Microsoft Word Web App , while Google Docs has been in the news with a crowdsourced Tips and Tricks document for Google+. Related content from GigaOM Pro (subscription req’d): The Future of Work Platforms: An Overview Report: High-Impact Collaboration in the Enterprise Google Wave Explained. Collaboration collaboration tools Google Docs Microsoft Word real-time-collaboration writing tips writing tools
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Google Docs] Google looking to integrate Google+ features into Gmail
    It should come as no surprise that Google is looking to use its new platform, Google+, to add a social layer to the company’s existing services. It seems the company wants to forge ahead with plans to incorporate some of Google+’s social features into its flagship webmail product, Gmail. According to a Google+ post , Mark Streibeck, Engineering Manager for Gmail frontend, is looking for community input on how Google can successfully integrate the two apps.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Google Docs] Microsoft Word Web App gets co-authoring capability
    This update brings Word into line with the Excel and OneNote Web Apps, which have had co-authoring features since launch, and also with its main web app competitor, Google Docs. As shown in the image below, there are notifications to alert users when a collaborator is editing the doc, and there are also notifications to alert users when a specific section is being edited. Microsoft has rolled out a co-authoring update to Word Web App , part of the Office Web Apps suite.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Google Docs] Chrome breaks 20 percent global browser market share
    Google’s Chrome browser is continuing to grow in popularity. That’s an impressive result for Google’s WebKit-based browser, which was only released in December 2008. This resulted in an across-the-board improvement of browsers that’s not only good news for users, it’s good for Google, too, as the company wants to make using its web apps feel as close to a desktop experience as possible.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Google Docs] GoDropBox allows people to upload files to your Google Docs account
    GoDropBox is a nifty third-party add-on for Google Apps that adds a public mailbox to your Google Docs account, enabling anyone with the appropriate link to upload files to your account. Uploaded files appear immediately in your Google Docs account. Also, in order to use it, you’ll have to be a Google Apps user and an admin will have to install it on your domain. (
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Google Docs] Strategies for Exploring Positive Questions for Professional Development
    For me, it can be really helpful to use old-fashioned pen and paper to write down my thoughts, but some people may prefer to open up a Google doc to reflect on these questions. I've been writing and thinking over the past few days about using positive questions for professional development. First I looked at some questions for creating an internal and external learning environmen t and then I looked at questions to use in exploring what you want to learn. .
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
    [Google Docs] Harmon.ie adds social collaboration tools to Outlook
    It simplifies collaboration and document version control by letting users send live links to SharePoint documents, rather than emailing individual docs that are hard to manage. In addition to the SharePoint version, the developer also offers a version for Lotus Notes, and another for Google Docs, although the latter does not currently include social features. chat Collaboration Google Docs harmon.ie
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Google Docs] Alfresco Team offers open source collaboration for enterprises
    Alfresco Team offers real-time collaboration around content using a smooth integration with Google Docs. Files can be “checked out” to Google Docs, and team members can be given access for real-time content collaboration. Small- to mid-sized companies that create content collaboratively have a number of key needs, including the ability to edit, share and collaborate on files while keeping the team updated with the latest versions.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Google Docs] 9 great ways to make the iPad a useful work tool: structures, setup, apps
    But they are basically useless because there is no easy way to access and edit documents hosted on cloud servers such as Dropbox , Google Docs , or Box.net. After spending some time with them when I first bought an iPad, I have pretty much settled on Documents To Go, occasionally using the others, for example when I want to open a Google Doc at the same time as a document on Dropbox. Office doc formatting.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Google Docs] The Power of Writing It Down
    During my social media diet, I returned to writing things down, rather than typing them in a Google doc and re-discovered the pleasures of putting pen to page. Long-time readers of my blog know that I'm an inveterate user and admirer of technology. I'm consistently drawn to its possibilities and have benefited tremendously from all that technology offers to us.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Google Docs] Quick Tip: How to Use QuickFox Notes With Google Docs
    But by using an extension, you can modify QuickFox Notes to save notes to Google Docs. Once restarted, you’ll find that you now have an extra button in your QuickFox Notes window for uploading the note to Google Docs, as shown in the screenshot above. Hitting that button will pop up a window asking for your username and password before saving the note to Google Docs. browsers Collaboration Firefox Google Docs note-taking notes QuickFox Notes
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Google Docs] Virtual Worlds: Immersive Training, Collaboration and Meetings
    You can explore tools to import Google Docs and other applications as well as live streaming by visiting the I-Zone Virtual Collaboration Environment (VCE ) in Second Life. Are virtual worlds really viable environments for work? According to a survey by Unisfair , a global provider of virtual events and business environments, usage of virtual environments is growing for marketing, training and collaboration.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Google Docs] Minutes.io Makes Taking and Sharing Meeting Notes a Breeze
    doesn’t really do anything groundbreaking; you could accomplish much the same kind of thing using a document template in Google Docs, for example. Minutes.io is a simple, well-designed web app that makes taking and distributing meeting minutes quick and painless — no more transcribing hasty jottings, or cobbling together minutes from typed notes. It’s free, and no sign-up is required in order to use it. Minutes.io
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Google Docs] Library School Outreach Task Force
    Esther Grassian (the Task Force chair) has kindly put this material up online, in pdf format and also as Google Docs, so that they can be amended and expanded.
  • WWW.DDMCD.COM  |  SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2011
    [Google Docs] Five Realities of Enterprise Collaboration & Technology - Managing Technology - Dennis D. McDonald's Web Site
    eGovernment DRM Governance Industry Analysis Facebook Project Management Adoption Expertise Management Management Tools Google Innovation Privacy Strategy Copyright Publishing Social Network Portability Knowledge Management Strategic Planning Lists « Dennis McDonalds Weekly Top Ten | Main | Chromebooks, iPads, and Access to Everything, Everywhere » Wednesday May 25 2011 Five Realities of Enterprise Collaboration & Technology Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 01:20AM Tweet By Dennis D.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Google Docs] Becoming Untethered: 2 Steps to Simplify Your Work
    With the advent of services like Google Docs, it’s much easier to stop thinking in terms of the solution and instead focus on the medium or output. Instead of using local programs for things like documents and spreadsheets, for example, we can opt for online applications, like Office Web Apps , Google Docs and Zoho , that can handle these types of files.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011
    [Google Docs] Primadesk Wants to Be a File Manager for the Cloud
    The proliferation of cloud storage providers has led to many of us storing our documents using a variety of different providers: Google Docs, Zoho, Dropbox, SugarSync, Pogoplug. Collaboration Google Docs Primadesk remote work SugarSync zohoBox.net, etc. That makes managing those documents tricky. Moving documents between services isn’t easy, and having to log into several places just to look for one document is inefficient.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Google Docs] Record and Share Handwritten Notes With Livescribe Connect
    Files containing both handwritten notes and recorded audio can be sent to a number of applications and online services, including email, Google Docs, Facebook, Evernote, and the MyLivescribe service that offers 500MB of cloud storage to any Livescribe owner.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Google Docs] ScanDrop Scans Documents Directly to the Cloud
    ScanDrop makes the process more efficient by giving you the option to scan documents directly to cloud file storage apps like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs and OfficeDrop Online. ScanDrop works with Google Docs’ OCR feature to convert scanned documents into editable text. Cloud document storage app OfficeDrop has become known for bringing filing into the modern era, helping users to get away from those pesky manila folders.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Google Docs] Remote Access App HomePipe Gets Enterprise-Friendly
    The agent can also be run through an add-on for Google Chrome. In that regard, it’s more like such remote control solutions as Hamachi, LogMeIn, and TeamViewer, as well as cloud-based content-sharing services like Google Docs , Dropbox , and Docstoc. HomePipe is a service that allows users to securely access and share files remotely on Windows, Mac, and Linux machines, through a web app and free mobile apps for iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7.
  • WWW.CMSWIRE.COM  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Google Docs] Cisco Quad: A New Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise
    Web Optimization Social Media Web Development Mobile Front Page All Topics Full RSS Feed Software Directory Web CMS List Doc Management List Enterprise CMS List DAM Software List Micro CMS & Blogging Social Media Monitoring Migration Tools All Products Featured Products Nuxeo Document Management Get Featured!
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Google Docs] Digital Filing Service OfficeDrop Now on Android
    Using OfficeDrop, you can connect a scanner directly to many cloud storage apps, including Evernote , Dropbox , Google Docs and OfficeDrop’s own digital filing cabinet, which allows users to organize, search, share and access documents from anywhere. CNN Android Dropbox Evernote Google Docs iPad mobility officedrop remote work
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Google Docs] Chromebook: Like Good Wine, It Gets Better With Time
    With all the buzz surrounding the launch of Google Chromebooks today, you’ll have to excuse a Google executive for getting his metaphors a little mixed. With Chrome OS for enterprise, Google is stressing the three S’s: simplicity, security and speed. Google claims new users can be up and running on the system within four minutes — and that includes unboxing time. Chrome OS Chromebook Enterprise Google google i/o
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Google Docs] Dropdo: Online File Sharing With Built-In Viewing Tools
    While Google Docs and some file sync services like box.net also have file viewing tools , Dropdo offers very simple and quick “one-stop&# service to share files in a wide variety of different formats, and it doesn’t require users to sign up to upload or view documents. Want to share a file with colleagues or clients, but aren’t sure whether they have the necessary software to open it?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011
    [Google Docs] LucidChart Takes Cloud-Based Diagram Collaboration Offline
    Each person’s changes are sent to the server and “merged,&# in a similar way to how Google Docs works. One of the problems with most cloud collaboration apps is that you need to have an Internet connection in order to do your work. LucidChart , a web-based visual communication and diagramming app that offers real-time collaboration , has announced it’s now providing offline capabilities.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Google Docs] ideapi Helps You to Collaborate on Briefs, Documents and Ideas
    Unlike other collaborative document editing tools like Google Docs, each ideapi document is based around discrete sections. ideapi is a simple online tool for creating documents and collaborating on them with others. These sections can be commented upon and edited separately, which makes idapi ideal for creating and collaborating on highly structured documents like briefs and proposals.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
    [Google Docs] First Look: Google Docs App for Android
    My company has been using Google Apps for a few years now; it provides a simple way to collaborate on documents and spreadsheets, and it’s easy to share documents with clients. Google has now released a Google Docs app for Android to complement the web app. When I first launched the app, it didn’t ask me to log in to my Google Apps account, since my phone already syncs with my account. Have you tried the Google Docs app?
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Google Docs] VMware Buys SlideRocket in a Race to Provide Collaboration
    The acquisition fits in with VMware’s acquisition of the Zimbra messaging platform in January 2010 and pits VMwareagainst Microsoft, Cisco, Google and other folks in the collaboration space. CNN Collaboration Google Docs Microsoft presentation sliderocket VMWare ZimbraVMware is showing off its CEO’s Microsoft roots by purchasing SlideRocket , an online presentation provider for an undisclosed sum.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Google Docs] Measuring Economic Impact of Using Cloud-Based Services: Google Apps
    In May 2010, Google commissioned Forrester to examine the total economic impact and expected return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by switching from legacy email and productivity solutions to Google Apps. As most of you know, Google Apps is a cloud-based messaging and collaboration platform that includes mail, calendaring, IM, as well as Web-based collaborative documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and sites.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [Google Docs] 3 Free Online OCR Tools for Your Paperless Office
    Free Online OCR accepts JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF and multi-page PDF files, and can export DOC, RTF, TXT or searchable PDF files. Google Docs. Google Docs has built-in OCR capabilities ; if you’re planning on working with or sharing the text generated using Google Docs, using its OCR features is probably going to be the simplest option, although its file size limits are a bit stingy at just 2MB.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Google Docs] Keep Tabs on Your Docs Account With Google Docs Notifier
    If you don’t like having to switch to the Google Docs website to monitor your account to see whether any new documents have been shared with you, check out Google Docs Notifier , a simple free Widows utility that sits in the taskbar, displaying a count of unviewed Docs. Clicking the icon pops up a window displaying those unviewed Docs, which you can use to click through to the documents themselves in your default browser.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Google Docs] A Paperless Mobile Office: Just a Dream?
    Doxie’s “cloud” function allows scanning directly to services such as Evernote , Google Docs , Flickr and Picasa , among many others. OCR is carried out by Google Docs, for which Doxie warns it can’t accept responsibility, and notes that Google puts unspecified limits on the amount of items that it will convert. A paperless office might seem an unattainable goal, like perpetual motion, cold fusion or alchemy.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011
    [Google Docs] March 31 is World Backup Day. When Did You Last Back Up?
    Backing up your data to the cloud is one thing, but how about backing up the data you already have stored somewhere in the cloud, such as the emails in your webmail account, or documents stored in Google Docs? A bunch of Reddit users have decided to declare March 31 as World Backup Day , using the clever tagline “Don’t be an April Fool.&#
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Google Docs] Harmon.ie Provides Social Email to Push Enterprise Collaboration Adoption
    The goal is to increase user adoption of the broader collaboration platforms now available and stop sharing docs as attachments to email. They found that eighty-three percent of business users continue to abuse email, ping-ponging document attachments back and forth, thus creating document chaos instead of using SharePoint, Google Docs or other collaboration suites.  Harmon.ie
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Google Docs] Joukuu Manages Files Across Google Docs, Dropbox and Box.net
    If you’re like me, you probably have files spread across a number of different cloud services, so you might be interested to hear about Joukuu , a Windows desktop app that manage files from Box.net, Dropbox and Google Docs. box.net Dropbox Google Docs joukuu
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
    [Google Docs] Google Apps Gets Scheduled Rollout of New Features
    To make its products more appealing to larger enterprise customers, Google is introducing a Scheduled Release option to Google Apps, which will add a delay to new feature releases that allows time for administrators to use a test domain to explore changes, educate support staff and communicate new info to their users. Scheduled releases in Google Apps should allow organizations to plan for feature rollouts with more certainty. enterprise IT google apps scheduled release
  • NANCY WHITE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
    [Google Docs] Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups
    I mentioned that there is an open Google doc listing some of the more well known tweetups and I would share it, so I wanted to post that link and a few others here. This is a crosspost from the Network Weavers Community of Practice! On today’s full community “ share fair &# meeting the concept of tweetups and tweet chats came up.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Google Docs] Be Prepared — Don’t Be Caught Out When the Cloud Fails
    Over the weekend, Google apparently accidentally deleted some 150,000 Gmail accounts. While Google says it’s now working to restore the data in the accounts of those users unlucky enough to suffer a surprise inbox zero, it brings home just how much we all now rely on cloud services, and how catastrophic the loss of access to the data in those services could be.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
    [Google Docs] Google Docs Viewer Now Supports 12 More File Formats
    Google Docs Viewer, the handy online document viewer that enables you to view Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and PDF files online without having to download them to your machine, now supports 12 new popular file formats. You can also use Google Docs Viewer through Google Docs; uploading and sharing these files types through Google Docs means that anyone can view them through their browser. Gmail Google Docs Google Docs Viewer
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Google Docs] Crocodoc’s New HTML5 Viewer Promises Better Speed and Accuracy
    Thus, services like Google Docs , Zoho Docs , and Scribd are popular. Managing the creation and editing of documents, especially heavily-formatted ones, can be a headache within a distributed workforce.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011
    [Google Docs] Are Tools Limiting Your Team’s Collaboration?
    It can also lead to miscommunication: did my colleague say he put that file in Dropbox, Basecamp, Google Docs or the shared drive on the server? In an article published late last year , collaboration champion Brian Solis commented, “we’re blinded by the [social] networks and our need to listen, respond, and update. But, we miss the intimacy necessary to learn, adapt, and earn relevance.&#.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
    [Google Docs] eLearning Startup Opportunities
    See: Performance Support in 2015 Mobile Augmented reality Communication (leverage platforms, but in a learning context) Virtual environments Integration with Google Docs And ???? I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
    [Google Docs] Managing Institutional Knowledge in Distributed Teams
    Depending on your organizational culture, a wiki, a database, collection of Google Docs or some other solution may be the best fit. When you’re working with a distributed workforce, it can be tough to manage institutional knowledge , whether that’s dealing with the little details like why you use a specific process or how to handle a specific client, or the bigger questions like how to make the parts for specialized machinery.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2011
    [Google Docs] Lotusphere 2011 Notes: Interviews – Brendan Crotty on LotusLive
    I noted that the Google Wave experience has suggested that real time online collaboration on documents may need more thought to be properly accepted in the market. Brendan said that Google has had several recent failures in the market including Buzz. Some one asked about integration with Google Docs. This is another a series of my notes on Lotusphere 2011. I am very pleased to be back after ten years.  IBM set up some individual interviews.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
    [Google Docs] Google Docs Makeover Shoots for Better Cloud Organization
    Google has updated the interface on Google Docs to help users navigate and sort through the increasing number of files they’re storing and editing in the cloud. Google has included a new preview panel for viewing videos and seeing thumbnails of documents. Google has also sped up the back end for faster performance, streamlined the interface overall and included new keyboard short cuts. Google has recently enabled document editing on mobile devices.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [Google Docs] Do Your Virtual Team Members Feel Loved or Neglected?
    You’ll want to make sure that your team has a good document collaboration solution, like a wiki, Google Docs or other tools. It can be tough to be a remote employee in a company, especially if most of the team is located elsewhere. I’ve worked remotely both part-time and full-time over the past decade and learned that the way a company treats it virtual team members can make it a great experience or a miserable one.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Google Docs] Document Collaboration Best Practices
    Google Docs works really well for sharing a few documents with a small team, and it is one of the best ways to collaborate on spreadsheets, presentations and other documents where the end product is a standalone document in a specific format. For all of my current projects, I use wikis and Google Docs; it’s likely that one of these solutions will also work for you.
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Google Docs] Shifting from Outlook to Google
    One of the big ones is that I am dropping MS Outlook for Google for my email, contacts, calendar, and tasks. tabs or the happy realization that Google remembers where you were. The big question for me was how I was going to transfer my email, contacts and calendar entries from Outlook on my standalone computer to Google and "the cloud." Google Mail uses both POP and IMAP, and they seem to recommend IMAP. Google. I was dreading how this would look on Google.
  • THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Google Docs] Reflecting on Online Community Building
    I've now set up a Google doc that I've shared with other leaders on the team and we're recording our responses each day so that we'll have a record of our work and can also respond to what we're learning. For one of my clients, I'm developing an online community of practitioners working for a variety of nonprofit, government and for-profit entitities in New Jersey.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Google Docs] Edit Google Documents Locally with GDocsOpen
    GDocsOpen is a software program for Windows that makes it easy to edit and sync local documents directly to Google Documents. The installation program politely asks your okay for it to make changes to the registry, and requests your Google Docs username and password (which it says will be encrypted on your local hard drive). When a file is selected, it opens Google Docs’ web interface. Apps Google Docs gdocsopen
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Google Docs] How Will the Move to the Cloud Impact Remote Productivity?
    Unless you use a Google Cr-48 running Chrome OS , or work exclusively in your browser, you’re probably utilizing the cloud a lot less than you might think during the course of an average workday. Google anticipated the curve, housing its productivity suite Google Docs completely on the web, beyond local storage. Many remote workers make fairly extensive use of the cloud.
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