Google Drive was born to support one of its previously created divisions, Google Docs. Before Drive arrival it was only possible to add documents here with only access from Gmail. But now, with the appearance of the Google Drive update system, it offers an additional advantage: to have the same files on your computer synchronized with Google Docs. But also accessible when you do not have Internet access.
Also, it has the advantage of having the files both locally and on the network. This will allow synchronization with different devices, and therefore the possibility of accessing information from any of them.
What is and how Google drive update works
The most important thing when it comes to synchronizing Google Drive on a device is to install it on them. For this, you may access the web page, drive.google.com/start and then the process starts. Once there and the operating system is chosen, you have to initiate the installation with the appropriate file. Once installed on the computer, just enter the email and password of Gmail and it will start automatically the synchronization of files contained in Docs.
Google Drive offers its users free of charge 5 GB, which can be expanded according to their needs, paying a small price. On the other hand, it should be noted that the increase in capacity in Google Drive has included the same for Picassa. It is an additional advantage for those who also use this service. In the case of higher storage capacities, space is also increased in Gmail.
1.- The files contained in Google Drive can be easily shared through Gmail and Google+. In the first case, it allows you to send the link of the file without having to attach it to the same email. Something that users could already take advantage of using Docs and in this case it is maintained.
2.- On the other hand, you can also share files with specific people from the application itself. You’re able to determine the permissions that each one have and if it will be possible to only see the information or to edit it as well. This keeps the advantage that Google Docs offers when sharing files between groups.
3.- With respect to Google+, the social network has the option to share files from Google Drive. So by sharing the message and clicking on this option, there will be the possibility of sharing the selected information with the indicated circles.
4.- Google Drive allows you to find files by tapping the name or filtering by file type. The last one makes it easier to find what you are looking for when the number of content increases progressively. Or when the topics and titles are similar. Even if the name is not remembered, it will be useful to search by the file type. In addition, each user can add comments on different parts of the same document.
5.- Another of its advantages is the possibility of seeing all kinds of files. Something that differentiates it from its great competitor, Dropbox. Google Drive allows you to watch a video in HD, a Photoshop file or Adobe Illustrator, for example. This service offers compatibility with thirty formats without the need to have the specific program installed for viewing.