Report: Students prefer Google Docs over Microsoft Word for collaborative work


Microsoft’s Word is one of its most popular and widely used apps. The app is available on the Web, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. Word is most people’s go-to editor, but turns out, a lot of people use Google Docs when it comes to collaborative work. In a recent survey by Creative Strategies, it was revealed that a lot of students prefer Google Docs over Microsoft Word when they need to work on a document with their classmates. The research firm surveyed a total of 350 students — and 78% of them use Google Docs and 13% use Microsoft Word for collaborative work. On the other hand, when it comes to individual work, 80% use Microsoft Word and 12% use Google Docs.

This isn’t anything surprising as Google Docs includes some powerful tools and features for collaboration. Microsoft Word, on the other hand, isn’t doing bad either — the app also includes a lot of features for collaboration.

Microsoft Word is still a lot more popular than Google Docs, and the service has other tools that make it better than Google Docs for sure. If you do a lot of collaborative work, let us know if you use Google Docs or Microsoft Word in the comment section below.

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