As the data you store on Google’s servers is still yours, not theirs, it’s good to see the Internet giant taking seriously your right to easily move it around without being tied to using Google’s services forever once you’ve decided to start.
To that end, “data liberation” (as Google calls it) has extended to Google Docs.
You can now ZIP up and export multiple documents in multiple formats all at once instead of doing it one at a time.
There is a content limit of 500MB on each download, but that’s apparently around 20,000 files so it shouldn’t be an inconvenience.
File export options include (depending on original format) Microsoft Word and Excel, HTML, Open Document and Spreadsheet, PDF, Rich Text Format or plain text.