Cloud computing has taken the industry by storm over the last few years, and more and more people are realizing the advantages of having access to all of their files anywhere they go. To capitalize on these trends, Google is releasing a new service called Google Drive, which plans to offer users 5GB of free storage space online.
If you use Dropbox, then you know what to expect from Google Drive. Google will provide a virtual folder that you can access across your devices. If you happen to go offline, these files will still be accessible, and any changes you make to them will be uploaded once you reconnect.
These services are ideal for people who work from both home and at the office. You can type up an important document at the office and then put the finishing touches on it once you’re back home. It’s also ideal for university students who may have a laptop and desktop PC, or for anybody who uses tablet computers and smart phones.
It’s also a great way to save space on your computer. If you’ve been struggling to fix a computer with a full hard drive, or to get rid of excess files on your PC, then a service like Google Drive can help. This can fix computer slowdowns, freezes, crashes, and other problems.
Put simply, cloud computing is one of the most convenient technologies to come out in recent years, and any time an industry giant like Google enters the market, you know that the service is about to get a whole lot more powerful.
As of yet, http://drive.google.com is an empty website, but we expect that to change over the next week or so.
Drive could be released as soon as next Tuesday (April 24). If you can’t wait that long, then Dropbox offers 2GB of free storage space that does the same job. However, users can increase the amount of storage space they have by referring more users to the website (up to a maximum of 16GB for non-Android or tablet PC users).