Have you noticed that Google is not showing “Docs” anymore at the header of the Google homepage? Instead of Docs, it’s now showing Drive. Google Drive is the new and improved version of Docs and offer lots of flexibility to the users. Let’s take a look at its features.
- It’s a groundbreaking cloud computing technology that provides all users 5GB of free storage. Store anything you wish to and access them from anywhere.
- Don’t have Microsoft Office in your computer? Don’t worry. You can create new documents, presentations and spreadsheets directly from Drive.
- Share your stored content with anyone and whenever someone makes any changes in those files, you will be able to see the modifications immediately.
- Multiple people can work on the same file simultaneously.
- It’s paired with Gmail so that you can send large attachments easily.
- All your photos in Google Drive are available in Google+. Therefore, you can share them with just a click.
- You can give custom permission while sharing a document. For instance, X may only view a document and Y can edit it.
- Whenever you make a change in any document, it saves the modification automatically.
- You can open more than 30 different file types in your browser. Why it’s a cool feature? Take this example. You have uploaded a PSD file in Drive and now you need to view it from your laptop. But alas! There is no Adobe Photoshop in your laptop. Just log into your account, click on the file and see it directly in the browser.
- There are a range of web apps that work with this cloud computing system and help you do a lot more things. You can check those apps here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/picmonkey/fgdgokchhicmaiacmgegjnppjkgogdhm
- The inbuilt advanced search tool not only recognizes keywords, but it can also identify text in scanned documents and objectives in photos. Now that’s impressive!
- Don’t have a computer with you? No problem. Google Drive app is now available for iOS and Android phones. Just install the app in your phone and you will be able to access files on the go.
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