Google Drive is another development from Google and provides a place where users can store, create, share and maintain all their files and other documents or stuff. It is a file storage system that helps people collaborate with others and it can synchronize documents from different sources. It is an extended part of Google Docs and users amy store various types of files. The provision of 5 GB free cloud storage is appealing and can make the popularity of the application also increase as time passes. Essentially, it can serve as an online backup service that works with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Android systems. Google Drive descends from Google Doc which can be described a a fore-runner of sorts for the newly released Google Drive application.Show more screenshots »
The creation of Google Drive goes all the way back to March of 2006 when rumours of its creation or existence began to circulate. Users are able to start storing with a free storage space of 5GB as a start. The initial release of the application is recorded as April 2012.
Google Docs launched with a free storage capacity of 1 GB. However, Google Drive has a free storage capacity of 5GB. Users may get additional storage for a yearly price. Google Drive also provides lower pricing than some other applications such as Dropbox. However, there is also competition from from other systems such as Microsoft's Skydrive that offers even lower prices as well.
The Google Drive application uses an easy way to synchronize documents and it provides a user-friendly interface. Files can be dragged into folder and can then be automatically uploaded into the cloud-based storage space.
To use Google Drive, users need to have a Google account. Once an account is created, users can sign in and begin using the Google Drive application.
It is free to use the Google Drive application and a free storage space of 5 GB is provided to all users. This free space can be used to access data and save such files safely. The space can also be used to collaborate and share other documents, files and software. If users need more than the 5 GB storage space, they can acquire more storage space for a price. Users can get an upgrade of 25 GB for less than $2.50 per month.
People who want to backup their data from their computers or other storage spaces will find Google Drive useful. The common Google brand can also be reassuring to a lot of people who are new to cloud-based computing. Those who also would like to receive free storage space will be happy to know that Google Drive does provide some free storage space for users.