Is this the reply to Microsoft’s Web Apps? Google now added support of doc,docx format MS word documents to Google Docs Viewer ,that means whenever you received a word document as attachment you can view right from Gmail in your browser through Google Docs Viewer.

Till now Google Docs Viewer supports viewing .PDF, .PPT and .TIFF files, now support for .doc, docx formats has been added.

view word documents in Gmail

If you receive either doc or docx Word Documents in Gmail ,click “View” to view link at bottom of the Gmail message and document will be opened in Google Docs Viewer. If you click “Edit Online “will open in Google Docs for editing.You can download the file to your Computer by clicking “Download”.