Google Docs & Spreadsheets

Google now has spreadsheets and documents (from Writely) combined… and awesome Discussion and Collaboration capabilities baked right in.

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

A combined list of documents and spreadsheets
You can see, create, and share all of your web-based documents and spreadsheets in one place. As your collection grows, you can manage and find them using tags, stars, and searches.

Author: Andrew Hinton

I use information to architect better places for humans. More at

2 thoughts on “Google Docs & Spreadsheets”

  1. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? So close and yet so far away…

    Anyway, I was just playing with Docs & Spreasheets. I was trying to figure out why, even if Backpack is often annoying and requires so much hacking to work flexibly, I still like it more for collecting information. I think that has to do with Backpack’s use of page as the fundamental unit: you can collect various types of information and upload documents and picture and they are all grouped under the same page (which is usually a topic or theme).

    Also, at least writely, maintains the cumbersome distinction between editing and viewing You can preview the page to look like a page, but you have to edit in the editor, which bothers me. While in Backpack editing and viewing happen on the same interface.

    Just wondering: what is the perfect application to store all our information, collaborate and organize? How would it work? How would it look like?

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