With 5GB of free cloud storage, Google Drive is the hub for all your stuff: documents, pictures, videos, presentations, the kitchen sink. Access any file type from anywhere—in your home, at the office, on the road and of course, in the cloud. Then share with others so everyone has the latest and greatest available, even if you’re not.
You can pay to upgrade to 20 GB up to 1 TB of storage with an annual subscription. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail storage will also increase to 25GB.
Introducing the all-new Google Drive. Now access your files, even the big ones, from wherever you are. Share them with whomever you want, and edit them together in real time. Learn more at http://drive.google.com/start
- 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 and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). 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.
Your document list is now part of Google Drive. Watch this short video to learn about syncing your stuff with the desktop application, creating and sharing files, new views and simplified navigation, and more. Find out more at https://drive.google.com/start/
Google Drive fills the gap between your devices and Google apps. You can share your files to anybody. It absorbs your Google Docs files, connects your Android phone, and extends the functionality of Gmail.
The Google Drive app is available in the Google Play store. It is also available for PC and Mac with iPhone/iPad support coming soon.
Drive is built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience. You can attach photos from 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 faxes, edit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store—and look out for even more useful apps in the future.
Microsoft’s newly updated SkyDrive offers a lot of the same features but it’s hard to beat the excitement of a new Google product, especially with features like synchronizing files to Android phones.