Google Drive



Google Drive

After months of waiting, Google finally announced Google Drive yesterday. Google has definitely made a very bold move to enter into cloud storage market. Legacy application of online document-sharing service Google Docs, has now been expanded to Google drive.

Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Like every other cloud storage, Google Drive also gives you online storage where you can store your files (photo, document, pdf, etc). Once your file get a space in could, it can be then shared with other parties, your friends and family also.

For last couple of months, Google Drive is one of the hottest topic of discussion on various technology blogs. People were expecting it to become live soon. As announced on Google official blog on Tuesday 24th Apr yesterday, Google Drive is introduced with Google Docs and you get a free space of 5GB to store your files.

Other than static storage of files into Google Drive, you can also work in real time with documents, spreadsheets and presentations using Google Docs. Google Drive client can be installed on your computer and android phone/tablet for easy share. Again, like any other file storage or drive, Google drive also gives you facility to search files in cloud using keyword, owner, file type and many more. The best thing about Google Drive that it can even recognize text in your scanned document and can perform a search on the same!


Storage in Google Drive 

As announced yesterday, Google Drive gives you 5GB storage absolutely free. I am sure that 5GB space will be sufficient for your personal need in most of the cases. In case you need more space, you need to go for a paid account. 25GB space can be purchased at the rate of $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. The beauty of this paid subscription is that when you go for a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

It will be now very interesting to see how and where this cloud war will go. Having a very strong presence in cloud, I am sure that Dropbox and will definitely improve their services further and will provide even better experience to the user. On the other hand, Microsoft is already in the battle field with Sky drive. So be ready to see lots of new thing in cloud. Competition has become just tough now for everyone.

Let me know your thoughts about Google Drive. Do you think 5GB is sufficient for you or do you want Google to increase free space? Do you plan to shift from Dropbox or to Google Drive? We are eagerly waiting to hear you.

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  1. phil from online computers says:

    Cloud storage is big business so i’m not supprised that google have launched their version, 5gb is ok for normal storage but if you do need more, 25gb for $2.49/month and 100GB for $4.99/month should be plenty for the big storage needs 1TB for $49.99/month should suffice and all prices seem to be very competitive. Theres a lot of competision out there so it will be interesting who wins

  2. Naser from Tech Blog says:

    Another great move from Google. According to comparison between Google Drive, DropBox and SkyDrive, Google Drive offers more space and ease of use.
    Naser @ Tech Blog recently posted..Google Drive launches today with 5GB of free storage!My Profile

  3. rohit kothari from techotalk says:

    Hi ritesh,
    nice write up must say google are now a days doing every thing they can to kill all internet marketing like dropbox coz 5 GB is quit enough if we compare it with dropbox 2 GB
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  4. Mohsin from free license keys says:

    I am little bit disappointed by the amount of free space Google is giving. 5GB space is giving by lots of other cloud storage services so why would some one go for Google Drive.

    • Ritesh Kumar says:

      agree. As compared to Skydrive 25 GB space, 5GB seems to be low. Hope that Google will be able to add more GB in free subscription.

      • Olawale Daniel from android apps says:

        It is true that we cannot compare the two to each other, Skydrive is tip-toeing on Google drive all because they offer cheapest feature. But that shouldnt mean we can forget Google drive that way, Google can come up with a great giveaway tomorrow as well. Remember $75 Adwords code they recently given away :)

        They know how to win competitors

  5. Danaz Wex from gadgets blog says:

    The introduction of Google Drive brings about competitions among all providers because people would surely like to test new products. And also, Skydrive is also offering people 25GB as well to overcome google drive. I think this is the best time for cloud to be more interesting.

    Danaz Wex@gadgets blog recently posted..Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Get Yourself an IPAD 2My Profile

    • Ritesh Kumar says:

      yes Danaz. I am sure this decade is going to be on cloud. I guess very soon most of the things will find a place on cloud from our local machine and operating system.

  6. Mike Carter from web catalog software says:

    Hi Ritesh! Do you have an idea if there’s SDK integrated with Google Drive for Android apps?

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