Drive Intro

Google Drive is Google’s cloud computing platform that lets you store and access your files anywhere; via the web, on your own computer, or on the move.

To get started, first go to the Google Drive website at Install Google Drive on your computer or mobile device, and straight away you can upload your files into Google Drive. Store the first 15 GB of your files for free across Google’s Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos services. If you ever need more space, you can get more for a very reasonable monthly fee.

Now your stuff goes everywhere you do. Edit a file on the web, on your PC, or on your mobile device and it updates on all your devices where you’ve installed Google Drive. You can share, you can collaborate, or you can work alone. Your files are always there for you at, but you can also access them directly via your computer, smartphone, or other mobile device. You can even get to your files after you go offline, because Google Drive knows how to keep files synced automatically.

Whenever you access the internet and log on to Google, your device connects to Google Drive, ensuring that your files and folders are always the latest version. Google Drive also lets you choose exactly who can have access to your files. Just share your file, folder, or Google Doc from any device, and collaborate with your friends, family, colleagues, or anyone you choose.

But wait, there’s more! Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs office productivity suite, offering state-of-the-art word processing, slide presentations, spreadsheets and more.

2 thoughts on “Drive Intro

  1. Andy Speed

    You might want to make mention of s/w such as BackupGoo that allow incremental back ups of Drive Docs locally, should the unexpected ever happen!

    “Google Apps for Business are absolutely awesome. But the cloud is too risky without a proper local backup.” Jan Kulke …”



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