11 May No Longer Just Googling In Online Apps
It’s confirmed that Google is doing much more than just dabbling in online apps, they are now entering into the web based apps space with full Google force. The new tagline says it all:
Search, Ads and Apps
Over the last year, Google has consumed the company’s Writely (creators of a web based word processor app), iRows (web based spreadsheet app), and most recently Tonic (web base slide show app).
Just the other week, a representative from Google said their goal wasn’t to go head to head with Microsoft in the office application world, but based on its new tagline, it appears that this is exactly what Google is doing.
Google will offer the web based office-type apps for free to the regular user and will license use for a fee to companies. Yay! That’s one way to cut down on pirated software. Let’s face it – it’s difficult for the average user to pay the steep price for Microsoft Office.
Will Google overtake Microsoft? That remains to be seen. The downside to web apps is that they are currently much slower than desktop apps – however much more convenient, useful, and now free.