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#1 Blade

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:20 PM

Today, Google revealed their newest upcoming product: Google Drive.

Google Drive is an online file storage application similar to Dropbox, but with a twist.

In addition to standard file storage Google Drive offers several additional features including file revision history, built in compatibility with Google Docs, and a powerful search tool to navigate your files.

Google Drive is free to use and comes with 5GB of storage. Additional storage is available for a yearly fee.

Check it out at http://drive.google.com

While Google Drive is not yet available for all Google account holders, it is currently in the process of being rolled out. You can be notified when your Google Drive is available by clicking on the "Notify me" button in the top left corner of the Google Drive page while signed in to your Google Account.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

They'll have to convince me to leave Dropbox, but it looks pretty good so far. :)
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:15 PM

And yet microsoft offers 7 gb free.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

I was going mention the file size limit in Skydrive, but apparently it's been upped to 2GB, so it's irrelevant for most of us.

Here's a comparison of all the major cloud storage services:
http://gizmodo.com/5904739/google-drive-icloud-dropbox-and-more-compared-whats-the-best-cloud-option
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:03 PM

In addition to standard file storage Google Drive offers several additional features including file revision history,


Google drive sounds good, but I'm not likely to leave Dropbox any time soon. Also, Dropbox does do file revision history, you just need to tell it to restore previous versions, then you can view the history and restore or inspect previous versions.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

The docs integration and emphasis on search capability is what intrigues me. 2 extra GB but potentially taking three times longer to find something is a wash for me. If I was that concerned for 1-2 GB of storage I'd put it on one of my 8GB flash drives. What is going to make the difference is ease of use, integration and the ability to search effectively yet easily, in winning me over.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

its a new name for Google docs

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

Yeah, it seems Google is renaming everything these days (for better or worse, as it were). Android Market -> Play Store, Google Music -> Play Music, Google Docs -> Google Drive, etc.
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