• [GoogleBlog] Introducing Google Drive...yes really
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[QUOTE]Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive. It turns out, one of the two actually does exist. Today, we’re introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond. [/QUOTE] [IMG]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OmO4AEPzKVE/T5bIDxKcD6I/AAAAAAAAJHI/msRIMa4kQpI/s500/FINAL%2BFINAL%2BOGB%2Bblog%2Bpost%2Bscreenshot.png[/IMG] [QUOTE]With Google Drive, you can: Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items. Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We’re also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader. Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let’s say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time. You can get started with 5GB of storage for free—that’s enough to store the high-res photos of your trip to the Mt. Everest, scanned copies of your grandparents’ love letters or a career’s worth of business proposals, and still have space for the novel you’re working on. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB. [/QUOTE] [video=youtube;wKJ9KzGQq0w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKJ9KzGQq0w&hd=1[/video] [QUOTE]Drive is built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience. You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail. Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxes, edit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive. To install these apps, visit the Chrome Web Store—and look out for even more useful apps in the future. This is just the beginning for Google Drive; there’s a lot more to come. Get started with Drive today at drive.google.com/start—and keep looking for Nessie[/QUOTE] [url]http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/introducing-google-drive-yes-really.html[/url]
aw i thought this was going to be a mass produced version of their self driven car
I really like how they visually represented files and devices in the video
I still prefer Dropbox and Box.com unless Drive gives me a large storage space.
[QUOTE=mchapra;35699719]I still prefer Dropbox and Box.com unless Drive gives me a large storage space.[/QUOTE] I prefer live skydrive with having 25gb.
$5/year for 100GB of storage? SIGN ME UP!
[QUOTE=VistaPOWA;35699744]$5/year for 100GB of storage? SIGN ME UP![/QUOTE] A month
Excellent, I can finally get rid of dropbox. The ability to view psd files and edit documents from the web client are perfect for me.
[QUOTE=AceOfDivine;35699749]A month[/QUOTE] damn
Doesn't allow me to create a public link like Dropbox. Don't think I will be using this then.
[QUOTE=Shocky;35700234]Doesn't allow me to create a public link like Dropbox. Don't think I will be using this then.[/QUOTE] I will, especially with it being part of Google docs, now. Doing group projects has never been easier.
I really like the competition for Dropbox. My guess is that by next week my Dropbox storage will increase by at least 2x :) However it's going to be really annoying very soon when everyone uses a different service and sharing files going to get difficult again because you're using dropbox, someone else uses Google Drive and that weird guy that uses SkyDrive (like there is always one weird guy that still uses Yahoo! mail...).
Eh, I think I'll stick with Dropbox. I like the friendly service and I've already kinda migrated there, switching to Google's version seems as unnecessary as switching browsers (since they all basically got the same functionality by now, even the latest IE version apparently), plus I don't like the idea of Google getting more data gathering opportunities. Not saying they'll scan what I'm uploading there, but they don't need to do that for their kind of datamining. I dunno, maybe I just like rooting for the underdog unless there's some real benefit for me to switch services.
Gmail has also [url=http://gmailblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/gmail-now-with-10-gb-of-storage-and.html]been bumped up[/url] to 10 GB of storage No idea why they've given Gmail twice as much space as this
[QUOTE=Shocky;35700234]Doesn't allow me to create a public link like Dropbox. Don't think I will be using this then.[/QUOTE] You still can, you just have to do it on the web interface. [editline]24th April 2012[/editline] Although the ability to choose what I want to be public is kind of nice. I'm on the fence between GDrive and Dropbox.
[QUOTE=smurfy;35700993]Gmail has also [url=http://gmailblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/gmail-now-with-10-gb-of-storage-and.html]been bumped up[/url] to 10 GB of storage No idea why they've given Gmail twice as much space as this[/QUOTE] Because ooh more GB is shiny. No one's ever filling up 10gb of email space.
[QUOTE=Shocky;35700234]Doesn't allow me to create a public link like Dropbox. Don't think I will be using this then.[/QUOTE] It does allow you to create a public link? [url=https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByDCkwqx6TtVNUoyZHVtVl82V2M]Link[/url] Edit: Nvm, it is a public link, but it's not really a direct link like Dropbox.
I still don't have access to Google Drive. There i just a Notify Me button, which says they'll setup your Google Drive and send you an e-mail once it's done. :smith:
Holy shit! 799$ a month for 16TB.
[QUOTE=H4wkeye;35701170]I still don't have access to Google Drive. There i just a Notify Me button, which says they'll setup your Google Drive and send you an e-mail once it's done. :smith:[/QUOTE] I had the ACCESS DENIED page until I cleared my cache.
It's not that. I just get the Notify Me button. And it says they'll send me an e-mail once Google Drive is set up.
[QUOTE=H4wkeye;35701241]It's not that. I just get the Notify Me button. And it says they'll send me an e-mail once Google Drive is set up.[/QUOTE] Well still try clearing your cache.
FireFox 11 automatically does it for me. Thanks for the tip though.
Oh, where are you?
Still says my account is not ready for Drive, even though I signed up for the waiting list pretty much in the same minute the site became public.
Southern EU.
[QUOTE=Egonny;35701169]It does allow you to create a public link? [url=https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByDCkwqx6TtVNUoyZHVtVl82V2M]Link[/url] Edit: Nvm, it is a public link, but it's not really a direct link like Dropbox.[/QUOTE] snip Nevermind the URL changes so the picture link gets broken really quick.
[QUOTE=Egonny;35701169]It does allow you to create a public link? [url=https://docs.google.com/open?id=0ByDCkwqx6TtVNUoyZHVtVl82V2M]Link[/url] Edit: Nvm, it is a public link, but it's not really a direct link like Dropbox.[/QUOTE] That's what I mean, I would prefer if it did it like Dropbox. But at the moment it doesn't and it's not very convenient to go into the web app and make something public.
[QUOTE=VistaPOWA;35701352]Still says my account is not ready for Drive, even though I signed up for the waiting list pretty much in the same minute the site became public.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=H4wkeye;35701355]Southern EU.[/QUOTE] Probably US only.
Nope, works fine in Sweden and it works for a friend of mine who lives in Poland.
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