Google enjoys a large fan base among internet consumers for a long time now. They have consistently innovated and delivered a range of products that have been extremely successful. The Google Search Engine still continues to be the most sought after search engine. Apart from that there are other utilities like Gmail, Gtalk, and Google Documents etc, which have revolutionized the way people, communicate in the World.
To add to the list, is the launch of the new Google Drive, which has again seen many positive reviews. There are several features that make Google Drive more accessible and efficient than most other drives. Here is a look at some of their best features and uses that make it viable an option.
All users can open a Google Drive Cloud storage account for free and are offered up to 5 GB in data storage. They could also go in for premium versions where they can get storage spaces of 25 GB to 16 TB by going in for monthly rental schemes.
Another key feature that is a big plus with the Google Drive is that it can open up to 20 different file formats. Hence, this negates the need for the user to have to install a variety of application in order to open and use specific files. As a result the user can reach his drive from his browser with ease.
Advantages of Google Drive
Accessibility – The files and folders can be easily accessed anywhere in the world. All the user needs to do is log into his Google Drive account and he is in. Hence, you can access the data from your drive whether you’re at office, home or on the move.
Live Changes – With the drive the user can also prepare fresh documents and spreadsheets and edit them in real time. This is similar to working on your home PC and the drive also saves the changes made.
Connectivity with other devices – The drive can be easily accessed through Smartphone’s, tablets and other such devices.
Integration – This is also one if its biggest selling points. Google Drive can be opened with other Google Services such as Gmail, Google Docs etc.
Security Features – Google pours in a lot of effort to keep their products secure from spams, malware and hacks. They employ some of the best minds in the world to work on their technologies towards providing safe platforms for consumers. This makes them a better option than most other Drive providers.
Searching Made Easy – Google has incorporated the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, which makes scanning and searching the documents and files within the drive a very easy process.
File Sharing – When the Drive is installed it will automatically create a folder on your desktop. All the user needs to do is drag and drop files into this folder and they would directly get uploaded to the drive. The drive enables the users to constantly share files and documents with friends and colleagues with minimum fuss. Users can view these files and download them. A user also has the facility to authorize permission to another user to edit files within his drive.