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Free Document Templates Once in a while we all need some kind of document, it may be a business plan presentation, rental contract, non-disclosure agreement, or even a name change request form. In most cases, Googling the document may ultimately get you what you need, but it’s both time consuming and frustrating. Below, I want to go through 3 excellent resources that can provide you with any professional document or form template for free.

(1) Docstoc – Extremely useful community-powered service for sharing all kinds of business document templates. If you need a professional document, Docstoc is the first place to check out. Whether it’s a legal document, a business form or whatever is out there. Docstoc was launched just recently but already counts over 65.000 user-submitted documents, covering legal, business, financial, technology, and education areas.

Docstoc - Free Document Templates

For all Docstoc features and video demo check out Docstoc profile here.

(2) Gazhoo – Unlike Docstoc, Gazhoo is a marketplace for legal, financial and business documents, case studies and research papers. Mainly it’s a place to buy and sell professional documents. However, with the exception of few scarce document types (i.e. market research papers) most of the listed documents are free. So, it’s a pretty good resource as well.

Gazhoo - Free Professional Documents

(3) Scribd – Scribd has the biggest document collection, but it’s not focused on professional documents alone. It’s more like a virtual document library, where anyone can freely upload and share any kind of text documents (jokes, facts, stories, legal, presentations, etc.). Although, there is a good deal of useless stuff, it still has lots of legal forms and document templates. Read more: Scribd – Online Document Sharing.

Scribd - Online Document Library

Are you aware of any other similar websites? Share them in comments ;-)

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  1. mehulpatel
    March 18, 2016 at 10:29 am

    west of my time

  2. sfsf
    January 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Useless! All links are bad.

  3. joe
    December 3, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    items 1 and 2 are no longer available. the third is a paid service now

  4. Small Business Help
    February 4, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Yeah these three sites have saved me a ton of time. The days of creating documents from scratch are over!

  5. naveendokala
    December 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    its good sit for"cad cam" people

  6. Todd Toback
    November 1, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I got many free documents through eztemplatesnow.com Editable docs and easy to use.

  7. Jim Cochran
    September 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    These are great resources for general documents and the like, but if you need legally reviewed business document templates, consider giving http://www.contractedge.com/ a shot.

  8. henry
    September 6, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    i would like to know what i wold need to do to get some legal doc

  9. Business Card Translation
    September 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Docshare isn't bad but there are many to choose from.

  10. Frankie
    August 10, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Another site that is up and coming and I like using it better is docshare.com it is more user friendly and is easier to use.

  11. spreadsheetzone
    June 25, 2009 at 3:12 am

    thanks for sharing, and also check out spreadsheetzone.com for free to download excel templates for business and personal use.

  12. paid directory
    June 4, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    this is really good for start up businesses or even to update you exisiting business and put a better system in place.

  13. Clark15881
    May 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Another great document site is freebusinessformsandtemplates.com

  14. Renesmee
    March 20, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    SCRIBD IS THE BEST THERE IS NO OTHER FOR MEEEEEEEEEEE

  15. momo
    March 6, 2009 at 12:35 am

    thank friedn when free time try mywebsite

  16. Gary Winnick
    February 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Scribd was letting backlinks concernment pages, but does not sanction factual anymore. Since January of 2008 they weird their policy. Their sites foundry skookum also does an first-class concern uploading also translating documents from variant formats. I am stir to deem to tryout a easily done with the incommensurable two.

  17. Create My Business Plan
    October 30, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Thanks for Sharing,i think it will be a great idea and will also helpful in our Small business plan..
    please visit us http://www.createmybusinessplan.com/

  18. Jim
    September 12, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    You can also try anydocs.co.uk for free UK Document templates. Legal documents, business documents, rental and tenancy agreements etc are all available for free

    anydocs.co.uk

  19. Pramod
    July 18, 2008 at 6:34 am

    esnips.com is also a site worth checking out..

  20. Business Card Translation
    July 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Scribd was letting backlinks into pages, but does not allow it anymore. Since January of 2008 they changed their policy. Their sites works great and does an outstanding job uploading and translating documents from various formats. I am going to have to experiment a little with the other two.

  21. website design
    June 11, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Docstoc is really cool.

  22. Jay Hughes
    May 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Couple of free ipages iwork mac templates here. Simple request by email. FraserValleyLinks.com

  23. Annemarie
    February 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I've found the documents at free-legal-document.com most useful - well constructed, written in plain English and easy to edit.

  24. grace
    January 21, 2008 at 2:44 am

    Gazhoo will be interesting to watch over time as it is the newest of the 3 sites. They have come up with a business model that makes sense for users; financial incentive to sellers; access to quality documents for cheap for buyers. One user seems to have made $1,500 selling documents so far. This is the start of something.

  25. Tate Linden
    January 19, 2008 at 7:37 am

    This stuff is gold for small businesses. Many thanks for posting

  26. Janice DeBard
    January 4, 2008 at 5:02 am

    I'm going to use this information. Thanks.

  27. Manoj Ranaweera
    November 24, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Great article. We decided to concentrate on post production interactivity. Therefore the output of all documents in http://www.edocr.com is pdfs. Whilst we do have consumer oriented documents, our focus is on servicing businesses. Best regards Manoj

  28. franco
    November 13, 2007 at 4:58 am

    thanks to all : so @ cactus for searchdocs.net ;-)

  29. cactus
    November 12, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    http://searchdocs.net
    Here you can find more resources and a global search engine.

  30. Tyler
    November 11, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Nice post. I personally like Scribd the most out of the three.

  31. Israel J Pattison
    November 11, 2007 at 7:00 am

    None of these sites had any templates for iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) as far as I could see. Pretty useless then.

    • Aibek
      November 11, 2007 at 8:49 am

      Well, most of the windows folks still use Powerpoint, Word and Excel. On top of that OpenOffice supports them as well.

  32. Agilius
    November 11, 2007 at 1:12 am

    Thanks for sharing. I only knew about Scrib. Now I can upload on more sources yey! I wonder if I can save PSD ( photoshop format ) there. Anyway, grate post!

  33. Anthony
    November 11, 2007 at 12:32 am

    I've used http://www.paynetglobal.com for quick and dirty contracts. completely free ad supported site.

  34. Nature Wallpaper
    November 10, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I have use scribd, it's nice for general documents, but I prefer to design my own ;)

  35. grace
    November 7, 2007 at 7:23 am

    Docstoc is a rip-off of Scribd. Gazhoo is a little different in that it's a marketplace where uploaders are selling their documents.

    • Aibek
      November 7, 2007 at 5:27 pm

      Scribd and Docstoc are similar services but each serves different needs. Scribd is more like Youtube for text files, it's designed towards community. Docstoc on the other hand is just a resource for professional documents.

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