Protect Your Cloud Stuff — Google Docs Adds Downloads

One of the primary concerns consumers have with keeping important documents in the cloud is the possibility for lack of access should the cloud go down. Some folks feel uncomfortable giving up control for having local backups of important files. Google (s goog) understands those concerns and today announced the Convert, Zip and Download (CZ&D) feature available in Google Docs.


The CZ & D utility makes it a breeze to tag a batch of Google Docs for conversion to the desired format (MS Office, Open Office, PDF, etc.). The converted files are then zipped up into a single compressed file for downloading to the user’s computer.  I have been wishing for an easy way to grab my docs from the cloud, and this looks like a good way to do that.