Comparison between 2 word processors: WPS docs vs. Google docs

March 30, 2022
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 In the workplace, a professional yet handy word processor is indispensable for improving work efficiency and productivity. Today, WPS Official Academy is going to compare 2 popular word processors, WPS docs vs. Google docs, and help you find the most suitable one. It only takes you 3 minutes to master the differences between WPS docs and Google docs.

What is WPS docs?

WPS docs, commonly called WPS Writer, is one of the 4 modules of WPS Office, the weightlight and rich-feature comprehensive office suite developed by Kingsoft of China. As an all-in-one desktop office software, WPS Office is composed of WPS Writer, WPS Spreadsheet, WPS Presentation and WPS PDF.

What is Google docs?

Google docs, an online browser-based word processor, is a part of the web-based Google Docs Editors suite launched by Google, whose family members include Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, etc. Not only on website, but can Google docs be used as a desktop app on Google's Chrome OS and as a mobile app on Android and iOS.

WPS docs vs. Google docs

Ø WPS docs

Included in WPS Office, WPS docs (or WPS Writer) is able to realize all the basic operations on word documents as the best alternative to Microsoft Word.

In addition, the Co-Editing function built in WPS Writer allows multiple users to edit the current document concurrently via switching the docuement as an online Cloud document.

Furthermore, WPS Office supports real-time team collaboration in order that the users can create a WPS team and share file with others directly without extra file transferring. What's more, in WPS team, history versions are retained for all lest the documents are lost, and the team members can initiate collaborative editing. Collaborative working is unprecedentedly easy to handle.

Ø Google docs

Similar to other apps in the Google Drive suite, Google Docs serves as a collaborative tool for cooperative editing of documents in real time. With Google docs, the documents are shared, and edited by multiple servers at the same time, and the revision history is saved so the changes can be tracked. Then, the files can be exported to the local computer in many formats as ODF, HTML, PDF, Office Open XML, etc.

There are also some file limits to the insertable file sizes and overall document length. For example, 1.02 million characters at most are allowed; and the images inserted can be up to 50 MB.

The above is all the content of comparing WPS docs with Google docs. Have you found the word processor that fits you best?

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