Google Drive is Google’s newly released online cloud storage service. Comparable to other similar services, Google Drive provides you with 5 gigabytes of online storage for free. You can store videos, documents, pictures, and files. If you already use other Google services and products, Google Drive will be seamlessly incorporated into those products. Currently you can attach photos from your Google Drive directly to emails in Gmail.
This is a list of the current features offered by Google Drive. First Google Docs is going to be that are part of the program. You are able to work with others instantly on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Through Gmail you may be notified whenever any changes are made. You can also share comments to increase the discussion in the projects you are concentrating on. If you work at home or assist others off their regions, this new system lets you produce a free system much like Microsoft’s SharePoint server. Also in case you have been trying to find a Free Microsoft Office replacement, you may want to give Google Docs a shot. Please realize that other online cloud storage providers charge higher rates on any usage of their system for online collaboration.
Another feature is the opportunity to access any file in Backup Google Drive. Currently Drive is accessible to use on Mac, PC, and Android. Google is working on an apple iphone/iPad compatible version. No release date has become given on that application yet. Should you need simple and fast use of an essential document, you may be able to access Drive your web browser being an additional option. This lets you still get your files for those who forgot your laptop or tablet device.
Google Drive will integrate Google Search into your documents. Through your Drive will be able to look for keywords in PDFs, presentations, and documents. It will also recognize text in pictures (such as a freeway sign) and enable that to be searchable. Google states this technology continues to be improving therefore i would expect some growing pains with regards to this.
Lastly Google Drive offers 5 gigabytes of free storage, which is more than double of online cloud storage leader Dropbox. Should you need more online space, Google Drive offers very reasonable plans. These fetveu tend to be less expensive than other online companies. 2.49 dollars a month will get you 25 gigabytes of storage. Should you buy the 25 gigabyte (or some of the other plans) Google Drive storage plan, your Gmail account will also be increased to 25 gigabytes (Google Apps Company Plans usually are not included). 4.99 monthly will bring you 100 gigabytes of storage and 49.99 per month will buy you 1 terabyte of storage. This pricing structure is a little bit not even half the expense of other similar services.
So right now Google Drive has entered inside the online cloud storage market. Currently Dropbox will be the online leader with the estimated 40 million users. Usually the one advantage Google could have is the user based with their Gmail service. With integration Google can immediately gain countless customers overnight. Then on the horizon is Microsoft online storage service. Windows 8 is going to be released later this season. Microsoft has integrated their online cloud service, SkyDrive, into this upcoming Windows release. Included in Windows 8, the SkyDrive service offers 7 gigabytes of free storage for brand new users. Existing users who registered for that SkyDrive service before April 22, 2012 will be presented 25 gigabytes of storage. Even though SkyDrive has been around for a long time, limited features and an absence of a push from Microsoft has kept the service unknown to numerous. Considering that most all computers can be bought with Windows software, I would personally expect this service will become popular.
If you are searching to get a online storage service, then you do have a valid reason to test Google Drive. In case you are already at ease with using other Google services, then this is a no brainer. If you want more storage, at this time Google Drive’s pricing structure is among the best available. 25 gigabytes of storage for two.49 monthly is ground breaking. Hopefully due to competition other online storage providers follow suit.