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    Default Office 365 vs Google apps.

    So, as a whole, which do you believe is better on Mac and iOS? Office 365 you get word, excel, and PowerPoint for use not only on your Mac (or PC) but also access to the iPad apps. You also get access to outlook for mail, calendar, and contacts, 1TB of one drive storage, and unless I'm mistaken free Skype minutes. It'll cost you 79.99 q year or 99.99 a year, depending which plan you go with.

    With google apps you get google docs, sheets, and slides, which are not as powerful or fully featured as their office equivalents, but still good for average users probably. You also get hangouts and google drive with 15gbs free, or you can pay more for up to 1TB of storage for 9.99 a month for the 1tb option. So equivalent price to the 1TB you get of one drive with office 365 if you go with the premium plan. And of course access to gmail and google calendar/contacts. And all of that is free of charge, however your paying for ITT with the user data. Which is a iffy situation to some.

    So, what's the best option for Mac/iOS users? Googles offering looks great on paper, but how much is the privacy thing a issue. And office 365, is well priced for what you get, bit how well are the Mac and iOS implementations of these products compared to googles?

    What do you think?
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    It depends on the user's needs. Also, you're not taking into consideration those who prefer the offerings of Apple, i.e., Pages, Numbers, Keynotes (available on iOS, OS X and anyone with an iCloud account no matter what platform you use), iCloud Drive, iMessage, FaceTime, etcetera. and those who use a combination Apple, Microsoft and Google products. Again, it all depends on the needs of the user, in my opinion...
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    It depends on the user's needs. Also, you're not taking into consideration those who prefer the offerings of Apple, i.e., Pages, Numbers, Keynotes (available on iOS, OS X and anyone with an iCloud account no matter what platform you use), iCloud Drive, iMessage, FaceTime, etcetera. and those who use a combination Apple, Microsoft and Google products. Again, it all depends on the needs of the user, in my opinion...
    That's very true. I'm very interested to see how iCloud drive turns out and if it acts the same as Dropbox. I know I personally use gmail, google calendar, google contacts, one note, one drive, and google drive for stuff. Was thinking of subscribing to 365 to get the 1tb of onedrive space and access to office. But not sure I need all that or not.
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    I just use Office mobile for iPhone:
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    It's free for me plus I have 25 GB of free onedrive storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acerace113 View Post
    I just use Office mobile for iPhone:
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    It's free for me plus I have 25 GB of free onedrive storage.
    Do you subscribe to office 365?
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenSword View Post
    Do you subscribe to office 365?
    No
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by acerace113 View Post
    No
    Can you create documents?


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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by doctordwaynewilliams View Post
    Can you create documents?


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    Yes, and it saves my documents to onedrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acerace113 View Post
    Yes, and it saves my documents to onedrive.
    There isn't a version for the iPad though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by doctordwaynewilliams View Post
    There isn't a version for the iPad though.


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    I don't have an iPad to check.
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    It doesn't. It just comes with the iPhone. But I did see that they have dropped the price for the full office suite to $69.99. I think that I'm going to jump all over this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by doctordwaynewilliams View Post
    It doesn't. It just comes with the iPhone. But I did see that they have dropped the price for the full office suite to $69.99. I think that I'm going to jump all over this.


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    If you buy it the card through amazon, they have the 365 home premium for 64.99. This gives you access to 5 PC/Mac downloads , rather than the two that comes with the personal plan.
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    There is a onedrive app for the iPad.
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    I'm loving office for Mac and my iPad. I have one drive on all my devices and gave 1TB of cloud space with it.
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    There is a onedrive app for the iPad.
    The OneDrive app doesn't allow you to create documents.


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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Still prefer Office 365 and its integration with OneDrive.
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by doctordwaynewilliams View Post
    The OneDrive app doesn't allow you to create documents.


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    Correct its just for storage. You get office when you purchase 365 and create them in that and store on one drive.
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    I'm not a big fan of the Office apps on mobile.
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    It's interesting that people now think of google as some sort of tech boogeyman. Worrying that there going to steal there data and souls and pimp them out to advertisers. I just don't get it. It's not like there using your actual name and personal info. They use anonymous algorithm stuff as far as I know .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    Still prefer Office 365 and its integration with OneDrive.
    I'm loving the way iOS and one drive is working for me. Especially with the 365 plan. Everyone I'm my family gets office and 1TB of cloud storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    I'm loving the way iOS and one drive is working for me. Especially with the 365 plan. Everyone I'm my family gets office and 1TB of cloud storage.
    Are you mainly using it for photos and documents ?
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    Default Office 365 vs Google apps.

    At work it's mainly for documents. Pictures are a plus.

    At home it's my main file for pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerog46 View Post
    At work it's mainly for documents. Pictures are a plus.

    At home it's my main file for pictures.
    I can't imagine ever filling a terabyte, ha ha
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    Default Re: Office 365 vs Google apps.

    Office 365 is a ripoff if you're only using word or minor excel stuff.

    Office for ipad is great. Office mobile is great, and free.

    Just buy Office Pro, if you really only use one computer mostly. If you use multiple PCs, Office Online is great and FREE.

    They all sync up to OneDrive.
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    And that's the best part is everyone can have there own opinion. I have myself and 4 other family members. We all get office 365 installed on out PC's or Macs. On all are iPads and iPhones. And we all get 1 TB of Onedrive storage each all for $99 a year so no it's not really a waste of money.
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