Upload Ten Times More Data to Google Docs
Article by George Norman
On 22 Jul 2011
Back in January 2010, when Google announced that it would allow Google Docs users to upload any type of file to the cloud, I couldn’t be happier. And when it said that it would be giving users 1GB of storage space for free, I said to myself that the days of emailing documents back and forth were over. Thanks to Google Docs I can upload anything I want to the cloud and access it anytime I want. And when I work on something with a colleague, I can easily share a document with that colleague.

Today I am ecstatic and that’s because Google has increased the amount of free storage space for Google Docs tenfold. Product Manager with Google Scot Johnston just announced that the maximum storage space has been increased from 1GB to 10GB. A quick look on Google Docs Help confirmed that the upload limit has been upped to 10GB.

Advertising

I can now upload ten times more data to the cloud for free and access it whenever and from wherever I am (as long as I have access to the web that is). To my mind, that’s great news.

The simple truth of the matter is that with just 1GB of free storage space, Google Docs was behind the competition. But by upping it from 1GB to 10GB, it has surpassed most, not all of it. It has surpassed Dropbox, which offers 2GB for free, Amazon Cloud Service, which offers 5GB, and it has surpassed Box. Net, which also offers 5GB. It did not surpass Microsoft SkyDrive, which puts 25B of storage space at the user’s disposal.

In related news, the Mountain View-based search engine giant has recently announced that its Google Docs Viewer added support for ZIP and RAR archives. So if someone sends you an email with a ZIP archive attached to it, you can preview the contents of the archive with Google Docs Viewer.



Tags: Google, Google Docs
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 22 Jul 2014
Ritot is the first ever projection smartwatch; it projects the time, incoming calls, emails, and other types of notifications right onto your skin.
By George Norman on 21 Jul 2014
World class performers, the biggest names in music, will take part in the 8th annual iTunes Festival. Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Maroon 5, and many others will take to the stage at the legendary Roundhouse in London.
Related News
By George Norman on 01 Apr 2014
Last year, Google introduced Google Nose, Gmail Blue, and Treasure Mode for Google Maps. This year, Google has some more interesting offers for its customers.
By George Norman on 21 Feb 2014
The new Google Maps, which has been available as a preview for months now, starting rollout out to everyone. Google decided to roll out the new Google Maps to desktops all over the world.
By George Norman on 18 Jul 2014
Project Zero is a new initiative that focuses on the security of “any software depended upon by large numbers of people”.
By George Norman on 15 Jul 2014
Do you know that Google recorded 2.1+ billion World Cup-related searches? Or that in the US there were 10x more searches for the World Cup than for the NBA Playoffs?
Advertising
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Upload Ten Times More Data to Google Docs
HTML Linking Code