Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that enables you to store a large number of data files securely. It helps you create an online backup of important data to avoid losing it. Moreover, if your PC does not have large enough memory capacity, then this application can help you save system memory. It comes with synchronization facility due to which it is possible to access files on multiple devices. It is available in both online and offline forms providing 15 GB of storage space to users.
Google Drive is available for different platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android and Chrome OS. Thus you can access it from the computer, mobile phone, tablet or browser. Once you have logged in by entering your credentials, it will automatically synchronize data across all devices and will let you open or download saved content.
It is a suitable choice for storing the content that needs to be shared with other people. You can easily share videos, audios, text documents, and pictures. It saves you from the efforts of attaching files with Emails. Instead, you can share the links with them after modifying visibility. You can allow every user, having a link to the file, to view and download your shared content. However, for privacy purposes, this setting can be changed. Moreover, if many users have worked on different versions of the same file, then you can make all of them the contributor and allow them to apply latest modifications.
Google Drive offers support for many different types of files. It lets you upload files having extensions of JPEG, PNG, MOV, WMV, MP3, OGG, TXT, HTML, PHP, DOCX, XLSX, PDF, PSD, PS, MTS, TTF, AI and many more. Apart from these files, you can also upload documents in native formats including Sheets, Docs, Forms, Slides, and Drawings. Certain size limits are applicable depending on the format of file or folder.
The software enables you to specify your preferred functions using the section of Preferences. For sync feature, you can either sync everything to your PC or only selected folders. Account tab lets you disconnect current Gmail account and upgrade storage to higher plans. With Advanced tab, you can adjust multiple settings for the proxy server, bandwidth, and system.