The software giant Google has entered the Cloud Storage Arena.
Google Drive is a file storage and sync service, first introduced to the public by Google on April 24, 2012.Google Drive is a replacement of Google Docs once activated and replaces the URL docs.google.com with drive.google.com.
There are 3rd party Google Drive apps which can be installed from the Chrome Web Store. These apps, running in Google Chrome, are operating on the online files, and can be used to edit images and videos, fax and sign documents, manage projects, create flowcharts etc
1.Google Drive is Google’s newly cloud-based storage service that lets users store data online on Google’s servers, and access the same anywhere, anytime.
2. If a user runs the free Google Drive application, he will get a folder on his computer (Windows or OSX) where he can drag his files in to. Any data stored in that folder is kept on your hard disk and is also copied to account in the cloud. Users can anytime, anywhere access those files from drive.google.com or from other computers, including mobile devices.
3. Google Drive is offering the first 5GB of storage per account for free. Additional storage will be sold for prices starting at $2.49 per month for 25 gigabytes.
4. Users can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB. This will be a bonus for you!
5. Users can install Drive on their Macs or PCs and can download the Drive app to their Android phones or tablets. The company says that it is working on a drive app for iOS devices.
6. Any file you put in the drive, and any changes you make to the data stored in the drive are automatically updated not just in the cloud but on all the other devices that you have connected to the Drive.
7. Within file size and space limits, users can store any file or folder, which they can store on their hard drives, in a cloud drive.
8. Google Docs is also built right into Google Drive, so users can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
9. All users may not have immediate access to the Google Drive service. The Google Drive page says, “Your Google Drive is not ready yet.” And when you click the ‘Notify me’ button beneath the message, it states: We’ll email you at ******@gmail.com (your email address) when your Google Drive is ready.
10. Users can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+. According to the company, users will soon be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail