Google Finally Launched Google Drive

Posted by Prashant on April 24, 2012 in Google

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Today Google officially launched Google Drive – a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond. You can also share your files directly into Google+ and can embed those in your emails.

How to Access Google Drive?

Go to Google Drive and login with your Google account. First time you go there you will be asked to download the Google Drive app for your computer so that you can sync your content across devices. Simply download the it and install it on your computer. Google Drive is also available on android phones/tablets and as per Google, their team is already working on to bring an app for iOS devices.

 

Features of Google Drive

Create and Share Documents : Google Docs is integrated into Google Drive so you can create documents, spreadsheets and these docs will be available on all your devices. You can also share these documents on Google+ and receive notifications when someone comments on your docs. Both you and the person with whom the content is shared can comment on the shared stuff.

Access from Anywhere: Using Google Drive all your stuff is synched so you can access the files, documents from anywhere be it your computer, tablet, mobile, on the web etc. Google Drive will allow blind users to access the files using screen reader.

Search Enabled : You can not only search for the documents and the text but can also search for text in scanned images. For e.g. If you a scanned copy of a newspaper, you will be able to search for a text in it using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Technology.

Free 5B Storage:  By default, you will get a 5GB storage free on Google Drive but users have an option to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. Upgrading will also increase your Gmail storage to 25GB.

Here is a video by Google , explaining the Google Drive

 

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