Twelve advantages of using Google Drive

About Google Drive

Google Drive provides a platform for you to manage your documents and files. It  integrates all the other Google apps to help organize your personal and business affairs. Here are some of the advantages of the resource.


Advantage of using Google Drive

1. Free

The best thing about Google Drive is it is free. You get 15 GB of storage free which is for Gmail and Drive.

2. Multiple Devices

Google Drive can be accessed on any device. It is responsive and can be used on your mobile, tablet or desktop.

3. Preview

You can preview your files via Drive on your browser. You don't need to install the program in which the file was created.

4. Collaborating

When you share your Google documents via Drive you can allow recipients to edit. Users can collaborate with multiple users working on the same document simultaneously.

5. File Organization

You can drag and drop files or folders intuitively. This allows you to organize your Drive whether you are in your web browser or on your Device's internal hard-drive.

6. Security

Google Drive encrypts your data to ensure that it is secure. Your data is backed up on multiple servers in case of emergency. You can individually decide which files to share.

7. Search

As expected Google Drive makes it very easy to find your documents. You simply type in a keyword search and it lists the files containing that word. You can also search by date and document size.

8. Syncing

Google Drive automatically syncs your files and folders. When you update files on any of your devices the changes will be updated. This works in the background so you don't need to do anything yourself.

9. Sharing

You can share any of your Google documents via Drive. Simply type in the email address of the person you would like to Share it with. You can also send a clickable link to the document or post publicly.

10. Remote access

You can access your Google Drive from anywhere in the world on any device. Data is stored on Google servers so all your need is an internet connection and your login details.

11. OCR

Documents scanned into Google Drive can be searched using optical characteristics. So old archived documents (non-text files) can still be indexed.

12. PC Integration

Google Drive creates a folder on your PC which is a mirror of the online Drive. Syncing occurs while you're online. The folder can be accessed even while Offline.