I still don’t have a compelling reason for a Word processor, spreadsheet or presentation package so Google Docs is good enough for me.
Look Out, Microsoft Office… « Caitlyn Imburgo: “When you look at just how much value iWork ‘08 provides when compared to Microsoft Office, you then realize just how much of a steal its price is. Apple has priced iWork ‘08 at $79 for a single license of the suite. Educational licenses are $71 and family 5-packs are $99. Compare that to Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, which costs a whopping $400 for a Standard edition and $150 for an educational 5-pack edition. Apple has really priced iWork ‘08 really aggressively, which really helps to tie the knot on a really attractive software package.”
I have working mostly online for sometime now. I use a combination of Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Sheets, ProjectPath, Flickr, Mozy Online Backup, and WordPress. However, the paranoid in me still keeps a local copy of all my documents on home built NAS.
Cyber Minimalist: How to Work Almost Completely Online | zen habitsI was tired of emailing myself files between home and work computers, or uploading files to web storage and syncing them between computers, or loading them onto flash drives. I’d forget where a file was, I’d spend a lot of time transferring files and organizing things, my two computers were never completely in sync, and it was just too complicated for a minimalist like myself.Enter online apps, and my newfound simplicity.