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Google Drive is a free service from Google that allows you to store files from your computer online and access them anywhere using the cloud. Google Drive also gives you access to one of Google's most popular services, Google Docs. Google Docs is a free, web-based application for creating documents, spreadsheets, and more. In this lesson, you'll learn more about Google Drive and Google Docs and how the cloud can help you in your everyday life.
In the spring of 2012, Google introduced Google Drive, a cloud- based storage system that allows you to keep your documents, photos, videos, and other files online. Whenever you place files on Google Drive, they are stored on internet servers rather than your computer's hard drive. You can then access those files from any computer with an internet connection or even a mobile device, like a tablet or smartphone. Drive even allows you to share files with your family, friends and co- workers.
Because files can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection, Drive eliminates the need to email or save a file to a USB drive. And because Drive allows you to share files, working with others becomes easier than ever before. Google Drive is one of the most advanced cloud storage services available today, offering five gigabytes (5 GB) of free storage space. If you've never used a cloud-based storage service like Google Drive before, take a moment to consider the advantages of keeping your files online. The introduction of Google Drive has raised privacy concerns among some users. Despite what you may have heard, Google Drive keeps your files private and secure. However, storing files on the cloud is not without some risk. It's possible that your files could be lost by the server or hacked and viewed by someone else. Though the chances of this happening are very low, you should never keep your only copy of an important document in the cloud!
These are the types of docs you can create and share with Google Docs: Documents: For composing letters, flyers, essays, and other text-based files (similar to Microsoft Word documents). Spreadsheets: For storing and organizing information (similar to Microsoft Excel worksheets). Presentations: For creating and presenting slides (similar to Microsoft PowerPoint slideshows). Forms: For collecting and organizing data. Drawings: For creating simple vector graphics or diagrams. Google Docs is a free, web-based application that lets you create, share, and manage documents, or docs.
There are several reasons many people find Google Docs useful. You can access it anywhere, and it's easy to share and collaborate on docs. Google Docs lets you decide exactly who you want to see your docs by offering three sharing settings. You can choose to: Keep a doc private Share it with a few people Make it public on the web
In order to use Google Drive, you will need a Google Account. Google Accounts are free, and signing up for one is fairly simple. During the process you will also receive a Gmail (Google Mail) address and Google+ profile. Once you've created your account, you'll be able to use your Gmail address to access not only Google Drive, but other Google services like Calendar, YouTube, Reader, and more.
To Create a Google Account: Go to www.google.com.www.google.com Click the Sign in button in the top-right corner of the page. Click Sign Up or Create an account for free.
Once you've set up your Google Account, it's easy to access your Google Drive any time by signing into www.google.com. For greater flexibility, you can also download and install the Google Drive desktop app. You will then be able to upload and sync files to Google Drive from your computer's desktop.
Installing Google Drive on an iPhone Viewing files in the Google Drive app Available for both iOS and Android, the Google Drive app allows you to view, edit and upload files to Google Drive using your mobile device.
Google Drive makes it easy to store and access your files online in the cloud, allowing you to access them from any computer with an internet connection. If you upload files from compatible programs like Microsoft Word or Excel, you can even use Google Docs to edit them.
Google Drive gives you five gigabytes (5 GB) of free storage space to upload files from your computer and store them in the cloud. There are two main types of files you can store on your Google Drive: Files you can edit, like Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and other text-based files. Files you cannot edit, like music, videos, compressed archives (.zip files), and most other files. Once you upload a file, no matter what type of file it is, you'll be able to manage, organize, share, and access it from anywhere. And because the files on Google Drive are synced across your devices, you'll always see the most recent version of a file. You can also preview many different file types, even if you don't have the software required for that file on your computer. For example, you can use Google Drive to preview a Photoshop file, even if Photoshop is not installed on your current computer.
Any file moved to your Google Drive will no longer be stored on your computer's hard drive. If you would like to keep a version of the file on both your computer and your Google Drive, you can create a copy to store online. Keep in mind, however, that creating multiple versions of a file will not allow you to take advantage of Google Drive's powerful syncing features.
The file will appear automatically on your Google Drive and the file is no longer stored on your computer! … but, you can access the file from anywhere by signing in to your Google Drive. (desktop email vs. web email)
If you prefer not to use a shortcut, you can drag the file directly to the Google Drive folder in Windows.
If you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer, any MS Office files (like.doc,.xls, or.ppt files) you open from the Google Drive folder will open automatically in MS Office. Any changes you make to the file will be automatically synced when you save your document, allowing you to access the same version of the file from another computer.
Locate and select the file(s) you wish to upload and then click Open.
The Upload settings dialog box will appear, which allows you to choose your conversion settings.
Depending on your browser and operating system, you may be able to upload files by simply clicking and dragging a file from your computer into your Google Drive.
Google Drive also give you access to Google Docs, a suite of tools that allow you to create and edit a variety of different files, like Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations. There are five types of docs that you can create: Documents (like documents in Microsoft Word) Spreadsheets (like worksheets in Microsoft Excel) Presentations (like presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint) Forms Drawings
If you accidentally close your doc or need to make revisions, you can access it again from your Google Drive, where it will be saved automatically. You may notice that there is no save button. This is because Google Docs uses auto- save, which automatically and immediately saves your files as you edit them.
Filtering your files lets you hide unimportant files and focus only on the ones you're interested in. For example, if you were looking for a presentation, you could use a filter to narrow down your visible files so that you would only see the presentations. Searching lets you look for specific files using words contained within the file. You can create a Folder Sorting your files lets you put them in order. By default, your files are already sorted from newest to oldest. However, you can apply other sorts to put your docs in alphabetical order or order them from largest file size to smallest.
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