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.

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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
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