Google Drive Overview Updated August 23, 2016

Google Drive

Google Drive was launched in April of 2012 and encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, among other Google apps. In addition to being an office productivity suite, Drive allows users to upload their files and photos. Users get 15GB of free storage between Gmail, Photos and Drive, with the option to purchase more on a monthly basis.

Like with Docs, Google allows users to create links to share uploaded files. Google Drive supports a variety of image and video formats, as well as Microsoft Office and Adobe file formats. Third-party apps can integrate and store data in Drive, while the official Mac and Windows apps allow automatic syncing of local data from a desktop.

On Chrome, the Drive app can sync files for offline viewing. Android and iOS apps allow users to view all their files on the go and make edits.


134 Google Drive stories

September 2011 - August 2016

Google Drive Stories August 23

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Google Drive Stories August 18

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Google Drive Stories July 28

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Back in 2014, Google introduced add-ons to Docs and Sheets that allowed third-party apps to build extra functionality into Drive. Add-ons are now coming to Google Drive on Android with several apps, like DocuSign and Scanbot, already updated with the new seamless integration. All third-party developers will likely be able to build their own integrations in the future.

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Google Drive Stories July 18

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Google today announced a pair of minor updates for some of its services on the Google Apps Updates blog. Specifically, the new features affect the Google Admin app on Android, as well as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

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Google Drive Stories June 24

GOOG: 742.74

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Google Drive Stories June 10

GOOG: 705.63

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WhatsApp, despite being used by over a billion users, has remained a fairly simplistic chat app over the years, but things seem to be changing…

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