RocketDocs - Google Drive & Docs Client
By Tricky Duck Ltd
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RocketDocs - Smart Uses for Google Drive & Docs.
RocketDocs lets you to work with multiple Google accounts, takes advantage of new interface features, one-click upload, auto-login and more.
With RocketDocs, you can work faster with Google Docs & Drive with a separate app.
These are the major benefits of using RocketDocs:
✔ Support for multiple Google accounts
✔ Convenient menu for creating new documents
✔ Standalone application accessible from the menu bar and the Dock
✔ Drag’n’Drop support
✔ Full screen mode
✔ Easy navigation between tabs
✔ Full support for Google Docs hotkeys
✔ Quickly access all the most recently opened documents from the menu bar
✔ Own useful hotkeys in addition to default Google hotkeys
✔ Many other great features planned as regular updates!
“RocketDocs Makes Google Docs Editing More Mac-like”
- Cult Of Mac
“For me it's just a super cheap way to get the extra functionality”
- Living Smart TV
“We really love RocketDocs and use it everyday”
- Aviasales.ru Team
- You need an Internet connection to access the RocketDocs.
Support Email: email@example.com
What's New in Version 1.3
- Drag'n'Drop for upload
- "Unsupported browser" fix
- Additional Languages: German, Spanish, Dutch, French, Russian, Polish, Japanese
Nice idea, but no URL sharing, no preserving of open docs
True that this app is little more than an emulation of the Google Docs UI you can already access via a traditional web browser.
Also true that you can get many of the same benefits of isolating your google docs form your webpages by building a desktop webapp via Fluid.
The best feature in this tool is that it allows you to easily switch between mutiple google accounts-- which is good if you have different google identities for, say, home and work.
Missing features that prevent me from using this tool:
1. No way to share or open google docs via URLs. This is a dealbreaker. I usually share and refer to docs with with collaborators by copying/pasting a given document's URL into a browser or chat. I can't get that URL from within Rocketdocs. Likewise, I usually open docs that collaborators share with me by copying/pasting the document's URL into a browser. I can't do that in Rocketdocs either-- Rocketdocs only lets you access the doc via a google docs search or by mining for it via the google docs UI. URLs are a valuable shortcut that's not supported.
2. Open docs are not restored when relaunching Rocket Docs. If I'm working on more than one document and quit the software, I have to reopen everything when I relaunch.
Overall, a Rocketdocs is a good idea but not quite useable for me. For now, I'll stick with Fluid.
Great idea, but needs improvements.
This application is very useful for people like me, students, who would better use a client rather than google docs itself. For me it is nice to have a client that I can launch and work with straight away. But I am only giving 3 stars, and this is the reasons why:
-First and foremost, I cannot login with my school google account, which uses 2-step-verification - to sing into the google account you need to sign in through a website. Whenever I try to, it tells me to open the browser and login to the account, I do, but nothing happens.
-Not full retina support: some buttons and menubar icon aren’t retina
-Clicking on “open drive” blue button in the top left while editing a document opens your browser rather than opening the drive in-app
-No offline mode: would be greatly appreciated if offline mode would be added.
-While in a folder, clicking on “Drive” text button above the create document button opens the browser
-A button to go back a page would also add simplicity
And that only after testing the app for an hour or so.
I do hope this review is taken as a tip and not as criticism by the developers. I support the idea but with the improvements above, and maybe a few more peculiarities, this app deserves a 5 star rating.
This is my Office Suite
Ok, I'd originally rated this at 4-stars as there was a minor UI error, that's taken care of so we're at 5-stars.
If you're an engineer, try to look past the fact that it's really just a clever browser wrapper for Google Docs and think of it more as something greater than the sum of its parts.
RocketDocs gives you fast lightweight access to a suite of wordprocesser, spreadsheet, slide creation and drawing tools linked to a cloud storage solution that allows you to create, edit and most importantly collaborate on day-to-day office work in a way I've not experienced in nearly 30 years of doing this.
btw: I'm not affiliated with RocketDocs at all however, I wouldn't mind being!
Oh, and don't forget cmd-L switches between Google Accounts - I'd love it if I could have multiple RocketDocs open, each on a different account. 6-stars?