Even though it is free and features rich, the web-based office suite, Google Docs, offered by Google still has a hard time to penetrate the enterprise market which has long been dominated by Microsoft. It is definitely human nature to change users’ habit to try something new and different and many users tend to be defensive on changes. As a new strategy to encourage more users and an effort to change those defensive users, Google has unveiled a demo version for its Google Docs. The Google Docs demo version does not require users to register to Google account before they start using and trying Google’s office suites.
With the Google Docs demo version, defensive non-Google users particularly who do not like to go through the tedious registration process can go directly to the demo site at docs.google.com/demo and try out the three full-fledged office suite products: word processor, spreadsheet and drawing tool instantly without registering to Google. Users, for instance can use the Google Document editor to do word processing and enjoy those standard features such as adjust fonts, print, alignment, etc. Users can share their demo document by given the particular document’s link to others and collaborate on it. The demo document created by the users will only be available for 24 hours from the time it was created. Of course eventually if users want to continue with Google Docs web service, they are required to register with Google.