Google Docs is a free and fairly user-friendly document creating, collaborative editing, and sharing silo from Google that sometimes fails inexplicably.
Perhaps the most important feature of Google Docs, collaborative editing, if often blocked, because of a "Sharing unavailable" error preventing you from sharing the document with others to edit together.
When you click the blue [Share] link/button in the top right corner, sometimes you'll see a spinning cursor for a bit and then this alert:
- Tantek Çelik: I have seen this error at least once a day when attempting to share a Google Doc with others. In comparison I have never had nor seen any similar problem with Etherpad.
- Appears useful for converting to HTML (using copy/paste and a web UI) https://www.gdoctohtml.com/
- Use-case: replacing a broken (due to infrastructure service outage) home page with a Google Doc, with the added benefit of being world editable: https://twitter.com/ChrisSinjo/status/1402214570278768643
- "shout out to the verge for replacing their homepage with a google doc because of the fastly outage, but forgeting to restrict edits" @ChrisSinjo June 8, 2021