In terms of features, Microsoft Office has Google Doc’s beaten hands down. The bad news for Microsoft however, is that the vast majority of features a typical user cares about are quickly being addressed. Of those missing features, the most common complaint we hear is lack of offline support. The option to work without an active Internet connection has come and gone from Google Doc’s over the years, but its back again for Chrome users, and hopefully its here to stay this time.
Some developers have already begun utilizing the API
Google Drive’s real-time collaboration capabilities have always been regarded as a key component of its overall appeal. Now, for the first time, some of these collaboration features are available to third-party developers for integration into their own apps.
After years of rumors and whispers, Google finally released its long-awaited Google Drive cloud storage service in April, combining Dropbox-like synching abilities and a PC client with the company’s Google Docs service. Microsoft could have waved the white flag; instead, it released an excellent update for its own SkyDrive service, adding many of the features found in Google Drive. The chips are on the table and there’s only one question left: Which cloud storage service is better?
With so many cloud computing storage services available to you, you don’t ever truly need to pay for online storage. When your 2GB DropBox runs out, you can always get 5 free gigs from Amazon. When that runs out, why not open up a SkyDrive account for an additional 7GB? The only problem with cloud computing is that your files get spread out over different services, which can make it harder to find things, and can also increase your exposure to risk of losing access to files. If you use 3 online cloud services, there’s three times the chance that some of your files will be inaccessible at any given time, due to service outage. In this article, we’ll show you how to mitigate both of these problems, by using GoodSync to keep an up-to-date local backup of all the files on multiple cloud computing storage services.
After years of rumors, whispers and supposed false starts -- and a week of anticipatory service upgrades from competitors like Dropbox and SkyDrive -- Google Drive is finally here. Yep, Google's getting into the increasingly crowded cloud storage game and it's bringing wallet-friendly price points and a bevy of features swiped from Google Docs and others.
We'll try to avoid throwing around the term 'Dropbox killer' to describe Google's upcoming Google Drive service, which according to leaked information on the Internet is slated to launch next week, perhaps as early as Tuesday. Google Drive, even if it's awesome, probably won't decimate Dropbox unless Dropbox stands pat, but it will debut with more than twice as much free storage space.
The mythical Google Drive cloud storage service just keeps getting better and better. Within a few days, the perennially-rumored service has gone from having 1GB of gratis storage space to 5GB. As is the case with most unsubstantiated reports, this latest GDrive rumor is also based on an anonymous tip. But the anonymous source in this case was kind enough to provide some ocular proof. Hit the jump for more.
After a brief hiatus, Google Drive rumors made a comeback last month when the venerable Wall Street Journal reported that the long-fabled service was finally on the verge of release. Many weeks have passed and there’s still no sign of the Dropbox-like cloud storage service. What we have instead is yet another tantalizing rumor.
Google's sticking its proverbial fingers into a whole lot of proverbial pies right now: search, social media, advertising, smartphones, restaurant reviews, self-driving cars and a ton more. A rumor swirling around the 'Net says the company's about to offer all those, +1 more: a cloud storage service similar to Dropbox. Yes, the long whispered-about GDrive service has reared its elusive head again -- but now it's just called Drive.