Google Drive Syncs File Between Android, iOS, Desktops
Google today made Google Drive available to the Android and iOS platforms, as well as most desktop PCs. Google Drive is an online storage service similar to Box or DropBox. It gives users 5GB of free storage and interacts with 30 different types of files, such as Docs, Excel, PowerPoint, Jpegs, etc. Google Drive integrates with Google Docs, which is the online tool used to interact with documents. In addition to the online tool, which is available from most browsers, Google has dedicated Google Drive applications for Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs (iPhone/iPad app to follow soon). The apps automatically keep files in sync across devices and can be used to control how, when, and with whom files are shared. Google Drive also automatically links up with Google+, and stored files can easily be shared to Google's social network. For users needing more than 5GB of data, Google Drive offers additional storage for a monthly fee.
Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen.
Google Duplicating Google+ Photos in Google Drive
Google today said it is giving people more options for organizing their photos and videos online. Moving forward, all the photos and videos users have stored in Google+ will be accessible from Google Drive.
Google Updates Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides
Google today rolled out updates to its core productivity apps associated with Google Drive. The chief new feature is the ability to edit Microsoft Word documents - online or offline - natively with no need for plugins or conversions.
Google Drive Update Makes It More Searchable
Google is adding new search powers to Google Drive for Android and iOS devices, as well as the web. Drive now lets users narrow searches to select file types or file owner.