I want to ditch my Microsoft Office and use Google Docs, but I would like Google Docs to be available on the desktop, not through a browser. Is there any way to do this?

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No, that's not possible. Google Docs use HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to do their "magic". They need a browser to work. Any app that would work as a standalone app will simply be a wrapper around a browser canvas.

If you want to ditch Microsoft Office, your best option is probably OpenOffice and/or LibreOffice.

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