Four apps say they can replace Office. Find out which three actually can.
Google calls Google Docs a beta product, and it has the feel of a beta product. It's not that the Web-based applications are unstable but that they seem intentionally limited in scope to ensure their stability. The word processor, for example, has no support for footnotes, a bibliography, or mail-merge. The list of fonts is also kept quite small. But the basics of word processing are there: You can insert tables and graphical elements, count words, correct spelling, and perform essential formatting. FULL REPORT