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Click2Mail add-on for Google Docs™ enables businesses to have documents printed and mailed to any address - anytime, anywhere, any device
ARLINGTON, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest Google Docs™ add-on has just been released by industry-leading hybrid mail company Click2Mail. The add-on is another step in the evolution of office productivity – offering more cloud-based capabilities for Docs users, accessible anywhere, anytime, on virtually any device. It allows documents created in Google Docs™ to be remotely printed and mailed overnight with a single click.
"Our mission is to deliver seamless online productivity to users of conventional postal delivery," explains Click2Mail CEO Lee Garvey. "To that end we are continually researching new uses of technology and investing in concepts that bridge the worlds of digital and hardcopy communications."
Evolution in Office Productivity Software
Since the first word processors three decades ago, office productivity software solutions have a long history. Yet software in a box has been relatively expensive, and never particularly flexible.
That paradigm changed in 2006 when Google released Google Docs™, eliminating the need for expensive software in a box. Google's cloud-based word processing service is completely free, and accessible anytime, anywhere, through any web browser or even offline via Google Drive™.
In March, 2014, Google took Docs to the next level when it enabled external partners like Click2Mail to develop software that would integrate with Docs. "You use Google Docs to get all sorts of stuff done," writes Google Product Manager Saurabh Gupta. "To help take some of that work off your shoulders, today we're launching add-ons – new tools created by developer partners that give you even more features in your documents."
Cloud-based Services are the Wave of the Future
The growing popularity of web-based applications like Google Docs™ for businesses owes to a confluence of factors:
1) The growing use of mobile devices like smart phones and tablets – as of January 2014, 58% of American adults had a smart phone and 42% had a tablet
2) The cost and inflexibility of traditional in-a-box software
3) The low cost, flexibility, and availability of web-based software services like Click2Mail and Google Docs™
So businesses are replacing traditional in-a-box software with cloud-based services that provide even greater functionality. Gartner estimates that in 10 years, more than half of the 1.2 billion people using productivity suite services will be using cloud-based services.
Services like Click2Mail and Google Docs™ are accessible anytime, anywhere through any web browser. Purchasing software licenses is unnecessary. No need to have a specific type of computer – or even a computer at all. No need to print, fold, stamp, and mail. In all those ways, the Click2Mail add-on for Google Docs™ represents the wave of the future.
Founded in 2003, Click2Mail.com provides cloud-based tools for creating, personalizing, and sending postal mail and for acquiring, building, and managing mailing lists. To learn more, visit click2mail.com
 Source: Google Drive Blog, "Bring a little something extra to Docs and Sheets with add-ons"
 Source: Pew Internet Project
 Source: CNNMoney, "Will Google Docs kill off Microsoft Office?"
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