The google apps users frequently need to update the documents or make changes for various reasons. In that case, if you are able to synchronise the MS Office directly with the google docs and google apps, that will be absolutely amazing. It will make the job much easier, simpler and faster. So today, I would like to review the utility called as OffiSync.
OffiSync is a freeware of 11.9 MB. The utility allows you to synchronise the files in Microsoft Office with the Google Apps and Google Docs. Also, it provides the additional benefits within the MS Office by installing google options in it. MS Office 2007 and 2010 will have a new ribbon tab and MS Office 2003 will have a new tab named as OffiSync after the installation of the software. It has been clearly shown in the snapshot below.
The first three options shown in the ribbon: Open, Save, Save As can be used for the purpose of directly synchronising the word document, excel spreadsheet or powerpoint with your google docs. When you click on any of these options, you have to enter the email id and password. The file gets upload to the google docs. If you are not having any of the google sites, the application will ask you to make one to proceed.
Apart from these options you can the document sharing option is also available. The permissions and update option are also there. These all were the options for uploading and for making changes with the google docs and apps.
You c an also make the use of google search: web search and images search. Now, you don’t need to search, save and then insert. The MS Office can directly search and insert from Google. Suppose, you want to insert the image of Technixupdate. Enter the requirement in the Google search column and click on images search. It will show the results as shown.
It will show the image and its related details. You can copy as well as insert.
There are few settings available to further make the utility beneficial.
Accounts facilitate you to save the email id for your convenience. You can check the updates if any for OffiSync. There is also the option for feedback and bug report.
To have a better understanding of the tool, you can go through the video showing the OffiSync Demo.
The tool is designed to work with Office 2003, Office 2007 and Office 2010. It requires Microsoft’s .net framework version and will install it by itself if the PC don’t have it. The tool is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.