The Google Drive became popular in 2012. It replaced the Google Docs that was a physical storage platform while it is online . The official Google Drive website shows how the tool can be used. It works as a cloud storage option.
Initially, any user has 15 free gigs available. “This way, you can save photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos and more”, explains the developer page.
This ensures that stored files can be accessed from anywhere. “Your files on Drive can be viewed from a smartphone , tablet or computer. This way, wherever you go, your files will always be at hand ”.
Using Google Drive
The Google Drive website teaches you how to use your official cloud storage tool. Learn now.
This tool is already part of the package for those who have Google accounts (Photo: depositphotos)
The first step is to access drive.google.com. It’s time to create your access, if you don’t have one. Remember that if you already have Google accounts, the drive is already part of the package . Try using your usual login and password.
Then just click on ‘My Drive’ and you will see the files and folders that have been uploaded or synchronized. In this area are also the documents created by the user and saved in the cloud.
To upload files or create new ones, just click on the file you want and work at the moment. Editing and formatting are supported in Google Drive.
As for sharing the files, the path is quite simple. Just click on the available sharing icon, represented by an arrow, and choose who to send the files to and transfer ownership. They are in a special section of ‘My Drive’.
To save Gmail attachments, place your cursor over an attachment in Gmail and look for the Drive logo. From there, you can save attachments to Drive to organize and share them in one safe place.
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Digitization is also made easier. Just take a picture of the documents , such as receipts, letters and statements, and Drive will instantly store them in PDF format. In Google Drive you can also create online forms and make diagrams and flowcharts.
Even without being signed in, you can edit your materials offline . For that, you have to connect to the internet through Google Chrome. Then, install and activate a Google Docs extension offline for Chrome. Finally, access drive.google.com/drive/settings and sync documents.
Google Drive on mobile
As the storage is in the cloud, files do not take up space on the computer’s hard drive (Photo: depositphotos)
On smartphones , Google Drive runs on Android systems and also on Apple devices. Its operation is similar to that of desktop computers and notebooks and you need to download the application to use it .
After that, just start uploading existing files, create new ones, share and organize the files as you see fit. The use of Google Drive on your phone makes remote access to cloud files even easier , as it enhances accessibility anywhere, anytime.
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Google Drive benefits
Google Drive offers other benefits for users. Even the free version has interesting benefits. See three of them:
Does not occupy physical space
The common and free user has 15 gigs of space available for cloud storage. Right when using Google Drive, files don’t take up space on your computer’s hard drive and this ensures more agility for your machine.
Can be shared
Once in Google Drive, the user can invite others to access the files . It is a way of sharing content. It is possible to “view, download and collaborate on files of your choice, without using email attachments ”.
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It is expandable
If you want to increase the capacity of Google Drive, you can expand your free storage from 15 gigs to 100 gigs for $ 6.99 a month. There are also 1 tera packages for R $ 34.99 or 10 teras for 349.99 monthly.