What is Google Drive?
The Google Drive is web-based file storage and synching all kinds of files using the Google search engine server. This enables users to use a cloud-based computing technology in storing and accessing their personal files. For the free service, users can use a 5 gigabyte account free of charge while a monthly fee is required for users who require up to 16 terabyte of storage space. This level is recommended for business and enterprise subscribers. The store and access components are processed between the multimedia organizer utility Picasa and Google Drive.
This cloud-based service is available for Windows OS, Mac OS X and Snow Leopard. For mobile devices, it can be accessed through Android powered smartphones, netbooks and tablets. The Google Drive as the client software will also be integrated in the associate browser Google Chrome.
Aside from file storage and access, the Google Drive can be used to directly create changes within the files, such as editing documents and multimedia, post-viewing actions like faxing and signing, manipulating spreadsheets and managing files using Windows-based programs like Project, among others. This can be done by installing third-party applications downloaded from Google Chrome online store, Chrome Web Store.
A term of service for the Google Drive is to allow Google to use the content of the stored files in the system in reproducing, using and creating derivatives of these contents. This way, the Google search engine and all its associated services are given an extensive amount of user-generated content to add up to its own libraries. The content will retain intellectual property rights of the owner, but can be used by Google in perpetuity even after discontinued service of the Google Drive.Download directly from the developerDownload Google Drive (external link)
File types supported by Google Drive
Our users primarily use Google Drive to open these file types:
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