but found the whole experience wanting.
The spreadsheet was only suitable for simple, non-involved calculations and navigation, and there were no options for using VBA in macros, etc. Only one spreadsheet at a time can be used, not multiples like in a workbook. No linking between spreadsheets.
Also, I was not happy about sharing any personal facts and figures on the internet.
I suspect there will be similar limitations and annoyances with other web applications, and the personal information issue is yet to be resolved in my view.
No, I think I will stay with my own PC installed office based utilities and leave web-based apps alone.
Google has been testing Google Apps for some time now, and I been using it for almost two years. While there were some hiccups, the overall experience has been great.
Lat week Google added Presentation that would serve as an alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint. While it is a simplified version of the presentation software, most of the users would be happy with the existing features. Keep in mind that if yo use it daily, you will notice that Google adds new feature, and improves interface almost weekly.
For those not familiar with Google Apps, it can be found at:
You could use a free version to collaborate with friends and family, or Enterprise version if you are looking to 24x7 support and would like to have a huge 10GB mailbox.
Please share your experience.