Google Drive?

Google tried to fully change the concept of the previous Docs, into something of a different caliber, which is actually a combination of Cloud based file hosting & good ol’ Google Docs.

The Good

2 New filters were added to your documents: Recent & Activity.

  • Recent function filters the files by last opened with one more sorting option – “Last Edited by me”, which is available in the top right corner.
  • The “Activity” option allows you to display live updates of everything you and others have modified chronologically. Available by clicking “More” in the left navigation bar, then choose “Activity”.

1 More view option is now available – showing your documents as thumbnails of their content. (pretty good)

The desktop app creates a folder on you desktop which is directly connected to the cloud hosting with 5GB of free storage. A pretty good innovation…  Now drag your favorite song to the Drive folder, and share it with anyone. More storage options are available:

You 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.

The new file types – are an example of why google drive is an open platform, working with many third-party developers  ”"so you can do things like send faxesedit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive”".

You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+.

The Bad

The part you should know is that the files in the Drive  folder are  just  links (which open that particular file in your browser) on Google Drive.

I really hoped Google would have considered making an option where files on your desktop ca be available automatically in Excel/Open Office, not the .gdoc format. Google promised that soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail, which is one of the things I’ve been expecting for ages.

 

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One Response to Google Drive?

  1. I ran into the files as links issue recently and ended up losing a bunch of data. I wrote about it here: http://googledrivesucks.com/

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