In internet marketing circles Dropbox is a household name and is one of the most important tools used in the trade. So it was no surprise to find out that someone would try to rival the platform.
Enter Google Drive!
Now it was expected that Google would come up with something like Dropbox. I mean they already have the foundation and means in the form of Google Docs. And with Google Drive, it is just a matter of time until Google fully controls the files sharing market.
Anyway, here is what you can do with Google Drive.
With Google Drive, you can:
- Create and collaborate. If the idea of Google doing a Dropbox doesn’t tickle your fancy, imagine a merging it with the collaborative aspect of Google Docs. Being fully integrated with Docs, you can instantly add and reply comments on any file you share with your contacts.
- Access files anywhere. Google Drive gives you instant access to your files. Whether you’re in your home, office, or on some deserted island you are assured of total access to your files as long as you have access to the internet. Drive can be used regardless if you are a PC or MAC users and can also be downloaded to your Andriod tablet and phone. News is that Google is also working on a Drive app for iOS devices.
- Search everything. Drive allows you to search keywords and filter it by owner, file type, etc. And one thing that might make you smile a bit is Drive’s ability to recognized scanned documents. Using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, Drive can recognize text of actual scanned documents.
Lastly, storage space for Google Drive starts at 5GB for its free version, 25GB for $2.49 per month, 100GB for $4.99 per month, and for space whores a whopping 1TB for $49.99 per month. And if that not enough, your Gmail account storage space also expands to 25GB when you upgrade your Drive to a paid account.
So if you’re now asking for a link as to where you can start using Google Drive, that I can give you. What I can’t though is a working version as Google Drive is still not available to the public. Yep! Google is teasing us and waiting to see how much saliva can ooze out of our watering mouths. But this is something I can’t complain with. If I was able to wait for Starcraft and Diablo for more than ten years, I’m pretty sure a few months waiting for Google Drive won’t be an issue.