Integrated Messaging Feature - Quip comes with a built-in chat feature in its platform where team members can have discussions in real-time, in the context of the document they are co-authoring, which Google Docs does not provide.
Simplified Toolbars - Unlike Google Docs, Quip's interface focuses on the bare essentials needed for creation and collaboration, making it much more user-friendly and less overwhelming, especially for novices.
Centralized Workspace - Quip combines docs, spreadsheets, and slides into a single unified app, making it easier for teams to collaborate without having to switch between different applications, which is necessary in Google's suite of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
Integration with Salesforce - Quip is a Salesforce product, allowing it to integrate seamlessly with other products in the Salesforce ecosystem, providing a clear advantage for businesses already using Salesforce over using Google Docs.
Real-time Collaboration Across Multiple Platforms - Quip allows for real-time collaboration with notes, tasks, and spreadsheets across several devices including, Android, iOS, and desktops, providing a more flexible and efficient workspace than Google Docs.
Quip does not support complex spreadsheet calculations as Google Docs does which can limit functionality for users who require this function for finance, data analysis, or other purposes.
Quip has a lack of add-on integration which Google Docs offers. This includes utilities for citation management, translation tools, and various document templates which enhance the user's experience.
Unlike Google Docs, Quip does not have native presentation software. Users would need to convert documents to another format and import to a separate presentation software which can be cumbersome.
Quip does not have built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) while Google Docs does. OCR is the technology used to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or images captured by a digital camera into editable and searchable data.
Localization and language support in Quip is not as extensive as in Google Docs. This could be a limitation for global teams or multilingual users.