Google Drive Overview Updated July 18, 2017

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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.


Google Drive Stories July 18

GOOG: 965.40


Google Drive has had a desktop syncing tool for years on both Mac and Windows, but up until recently, syncing Google Photos across devices had been a more difficult task. With the release of the new Backup and Sync tool, however, it’s become easy to sync files of all kinds from Google’s cloud services to a computer.

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Google Drive Stories July 12

GOOG: 943.83


After a delay late last month, Google’s Backup and Sync desktop app for Mac and Windows is now available for download. With this revamped client, only one application is needed to back up files on a desktop to Google Photos and Drive.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google Drive Stories July 10

GOOG: 928.80


When creating a survey, users need a tool or service that provides the ability to collect specific types of data. An update coming to Google Forms will soon make the web applet even more compelling for those looking to create their own online surveys…

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Google Drive Stories July 2

GOOG: 908.73


Google Drive’s new ‘Backup and Sync’ tool was quietly delayed w/ no firm release date

Google announced a new tool for Google Drive users a few weeks ago called “Backup and Sync.” The new tool, set to replace Google Drive’s current desktop uploader was set to release last week, but the company quietly pushed that back with an update to its original post.

Google Drive Stories June 14

GOOG: 950.76


Google currently has separate desktop clients to back up files and images to Drive and Photos, respectively. With the upcoming Backup and Sync from Google for Mac/PC, the company is replacing the Drive client with a new app that features better integration.

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Google Drive Stories June 1

GOOG: 966.95


Google Drive is full of powerful tools, and Sheets is one that many rely on as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. Today, Google is debuting several new features for Sheets that are bound to become incredibly useful to its users.

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