The company unveiled its newly enhanced Docs and Spreadsheet apps in front of hundreds of CIOs at a company event on Monday. Plus, insight from Google CEO Eric Schmidt and reaction from an Info-Tech research analyst
One day after releasing a package of applications that hinted at how Google might offer collaboration services to corporate, the company announced that it was releasing an online word processing and spreadsheet application.
Sun Microsystems Inc. 's Star Office works and can be used at no charge, although whether it's open source depends on your point of view. Another free usable tool is EasyOffice from e-press.com. There are open source office tools available, and an effort is underway to build a complete open source desktop.