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GOOGLE DRIVE :: CLOUD INTEGRATION GOOGLE STYLE

Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cloud, Google | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on GOOGLE DRIVE :: CLOUD INTEGRATION GOOGLE STYLE

GOOGLEGoogle yesterday announced its DropBox killer, Google Drive, pledging every user 5GB of free storage. That’s a pretty good deal, combined with other Google products – Google Docs, soon to be Picassa and Gmail –  as well as some comprehensive search capabilities, Google Drive  appears to be a pretty close to taking over the galaxy that is cloud, for the personal user at least.

But there’s another story here. Products such as Google Drive and DropBox are becoming more frequently released, more importantly, cheap. It costs less than $10 to back up 100GB.

Punters truly have no excuse, the concept of accidentally deleting a file should be a thing of the past. Expect to see a DropBox Teams competitor any day now. Google truly seems to have our online world stitched 

UPDATE :: OK, not happy Jan!! I feel slightly duped, it seems that Google has Given at the same Time as They’ve Taken Away!! On loading Google Drive I’ve lost my Google Docs account, well perhaps an exaggeration, my Google Docs space – some 1.7GB – has been integrated into my new Google Drive – 5 GB – a gain of 3.3Gb :::: The Full Google Blurb

Google Drive is built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience. You can attach photos from Google Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail. Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxesedit videoscreate website mockups directly from Google Drive. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store.

GOOGLE DRIVE CAMPAIGN

The Low Down on Google Drive

You can get started with 5GB of storage for free—that’s enough to store the high-res photos of your trip to the Mt. Everest, scanned copies of your grandparents’ love letters or a career’s worth of business proposals, and still have space for the novel you’re working on. 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.

Create and collaborate :: Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.

Store everything safely :: Access it anywhere, all your stuff is just… there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.

Search everything :: Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition – OCR – technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.

Links:

https://drive.google.com/start#home

www.dropbox.com


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