Yesterday I requested some comparative data from Compete about Web Office products, as a follow-up to our 2007 review of the Web Office space. Specifically I wanted to know how Google Docs & Spreadsheets compared to Zoho or ThinkFree's word processing and spreadsheeting products. Also how Google Apps compared to Zoho, ThinkFree and others. The charts below answer both questions:
This shows that Google's word processing and spreadsheet products have a noticeable lead over what may be its nearest rival, Zoho. This is to be expected, seeing as Google is a big Internet company with a substantial 'built in' user base (via search). It does however prove that Google D&S is the market leader, at least with consumer use, something which a couple of commenters in our Web Office round-up questioned.
We see here that Google Docs is the clear market leader in comparison with its competitors, at least at the domain level. We can infer it is a similar situation for Google Apps as a suite. Again it's to be expected, given Google's bulk. Note that Microsoft's OfficeLive has crept up into second place, despite being a relatively benign product.