Google Presents the Much Rumored Google Drive
Article by George Norman
On 26 Apr 2012
Sometimes rumors are just that, rumors, and they shouldn’t be taken seriously. Other times the rumors turn out to be true. This is the case with the much rumored Google Drive.

As of this week we have confirmation that the rumors about Google Drive were real. Earlier this week the Mountain View-based company introduced Google Drive to the world. Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome & Apps, presented Google Drive as “a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.”

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Google Drive is a place where you can store videos, photos, docs, PDFs, and other types of files – or as Mr. Pichai put it, all your stuff. After you upload your data to Google Drive, you can easily access it for wherever you are, assuming you have internet access of course. You can install Google Drive on your Mac or PC, and you can get the Drive app for Android and thus have easy access to all your data. There isn’t a Drive app for iOS just yet, but Google said it is working on it and will have an app out as soon as possible.

As I was saying, after you upload your data, you have easy access to it. To help you manage all the data on Google Drive, a search feature has been implemented. You can search by keyword and you can filter by file type, owner, and more. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology is included in Google Drive, meaning that if you upload a scanned letter, you can search for text from that scanned letter. Or if you upload a photo of, let’s say the Grand Canion, and your search query is “grand canyon”, you will be presented with the photo.

If you’re thinking something along the lines “Google Drive seems a lot like Google Docs”, you’re on to something. The thing is that Google Docs is built right into Google Drive. The great functionality that Google Docs has to offer is also provided by Google Drive. Google Docs’ uploading, sharing, and collaboration capabilities are also available in Google Drive.

To get started with Google Drive, click here.





Tags: Google, Google Drive, Google Docs, Android, App, Play
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