Google Docs is a word processing and editing platform offered by Google Drive as a part of its Google Docs Editor suite. With Google Docs you get Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets that help you to create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets respectively.
To use Google Docs one needs to have a Google Account without which it is practically not possible to use Google Docs unless someone has set the editing permission public so that you can edit the Google document anonymously. Nevertheless, if you are willing to use Google Docs without a Gmail account then there is a small trick that you can use.
Let me make it clear that when I say you can use Google Docs without a Gmail account it doesn’t mean you can use it without a Google account but it simply means you can use an alternative non-Gmail email ID (*@outlook.com, *@protonmail.com, *@icloud.com, etc) or a custom email ID (work/business email) to register a Google account and then use Google Docs.
Steps to Use Google Docs without Gmail Account
Here are Simple Steps to Access and Edit Google Docs without Gmail Account. I will be using a Free ProtonMail Email service provider to Create a Google Account and use Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
- Create an Email Account using any free email provider other than Google. I created a ProtonMail Account.
- Now go to the SignUp Without Gmail Page.
- Enter the details, add the non-Gmail Email address, enter the password and click next.
- Now a code will be sent to your email inbox. In my case, it will be available in the ProtonMail inbox.
- Add the code and click next.
- Now enter the age and gender details. Adding a phone number is optional.
- Agree on the terms and conditions.
- That’s it, you will be taken to your newly created Google Account without Gmail.
- Now you can open Google Docs to access, create, edit or share the document with a non-Gmail Google Account.
This simple trick guide you can create a Google account using a non-Gmail email ID and then use Google Docs, Google Slides, and sheets to create, edit, and share the document files.