5 Essential Things You Can Do with the New Google Drive

Search giant Google, has entered the online storage service in addition to its ever growing list of products, calling it Google Drive.


Free Storage
Google Drive starts you off with 5GB for free.

Paid Storage

Google Drive gives you more flexibility at a cheaper rate:

  • Storage     Monthly Rate
  • 25 GB     $2.49
  • 100 GB     $4.99
  • 200 GB     $9.99
  • 400 GB     $19.99
  • 1 TB     $49.99
  • 2 TB     $99.99
  • 4 TB     $199.99
  • 8 TB     $399.99
  • 16 TB     $799.99

Google Drive is available on Android, Mac OS X, and Windows. iOS applications are on the way.

Google Drive allows sharing with a link by copying and pasting the URL of any file and sending it in an email. It also allows you to create a document and work on it at the same time with a colleague. You choose who has access and who can edit or make changes. The changes then appear instantly so everyone can stay in sync.

When you upload a document to Google Drive it gives you the option to convert that file to Google Docs for easy sharing and collaboration. The process is simple and fast. In addition, the ability to open over 30 file types right in your browser—including HD video, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop—even if you don’t have the program installed on your computer is frankly, game changing.

Digitally sign and/or fax any Google Drive document

Google has teamed up with HelloFax to make all documents from your GDrive easy to sign and fax from the cloud – no fax machine or paper is required. This can be done from any device at any time.

“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. This is just the beginning for Google Drive; there’s a lot more to come.”

To get started with Google Drive click here.

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