My choice for an award winning Web 2.0 app is Google Docs.
I’ve taken the leap into Google Docs. I did a trial run with this app awhile ago, but didn’t really have a genuine use for it at the time. Now, with major server issues in my school, just this past week, I’ve started showing this app to students, while also learning the basics of it myself. Google Docs alleviates some problems and issues of file formatting, forgetting attachments, and full e-mail inbox troubles and makes saving, uploading and file sharing more seamless and reliable.
Some of the features that I like include:
- Can save files in various formats
- Headers and footers available
- Equation editor
- Translation feature
- Ability to insert images and tables
- Print preview
- Can upload, save, and share documents, presentations, and spreadsheets
- Has a huge variety of templates (finance management, resumes, calendars, research papers, invoices, family tree, etc.)
- It’s free
- It’s easily accessible with a Google Account
I see Google Docs as a great application for group work, study groups, scheduling shared assignments, typing notes from a conference or keeping minutes of meetings. The sharing feature is excellent.