If you are an aficionado of cloud services, then the new Google Drive is right up your alley. Much like Dropbox.com and Box.com, Google Drive allows you to save and share files from a central location that you can access anywhere and anytime. Not only that, but your public files can be accessed by anyone you want.
What is the benefit of all this? Well, just imagine the cooperative possibilities. No more redoing work that you accidentally left on your work computer, no more crossover when you and your co-workers have a cooperative project to complete, and no more emailing yourself or others updated copies of documents.
Another benefit of saving documents and files on the cloud is the fact that you can save a lot. Dropbox.com allows up to 2 GB of room free and Box.com allows 5 GB. You can pay extra for more room, but that should be plenty to get you started.
Using online storage has another benefit. You never lose anything. Online, everything is backed up for a period of time, 30 days with Google Drive, and you can recover your files anytime during that period. You never have to work about losing your documents if your laptop or USB drive is lost or stolen. Everything is already in the box!
Google Drive offers a few additional things that Box.com and Dropbox.com do not. It is integrated with Gmail and Google+, allowing you to share and save documents instantly. It also works with Android to use apps, mobile or not, and allows you to view many types of files that you may not have the software for currently.
Online storage is the best way to keep your files safe, saved, and shareable. If you haven’t tried it out yet, check out Google Drive. I promise you’ll never go back to emailing files again.
Kate Croston is a freelance writer, holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. She writes guest posts for different sites and loves contributing internet service related topics. Questions or comments can be sent to: katecroston.croston09 @ gmail.com.