I used to be old school when it comes to document management so we encountered issues like lost documents, different version iterations and repository of archived documents. Fortunately, we now have cloud storage and cloud systems that make document management a lot manageable. In my experience operating in a paperless working environment, Google Drive is the most popular DMS application in the world. Aside from being free, itâs automatically bundled with applications like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Calendar that work seamlessly and feels much like Microsoft Office. Although Microsoft already launched Office 365 to compete with Google Drive, the latter has already dominated and set a firm foothold in the playing field while the others are still catching up. However, not everyone likes Google Drive so here are great alternatives that you can use to manage your documents online.
Note: This post was originally published on 12th of May 2017. Summary: 1. Google Drive is a great place to keep your docs. There are a lot of features in Google Drive that make using it worthwhile. Its interface is fast and comfortable to use. It has a lot of features that make its documents intuitive. 2. It is good for collaborating. Google Drive offers a great feature to collaborate on your documents — sharing in multiple ways including emails, calendars and chat. You can write your docs using various forms of formatting, and you can do so with the help of the many formatting tools that have evolved during Google's years of growth. 3. It has a huge community. As mentioned earlier, Google Drive has over 700,000 monthly active users, which makes it one of the top 5 document management tools in the world.