Google Drive! It does exist!
It’s official, with today’s announcement of Google Drive, Google is in the cloud storage game. Similar to Dropbox, Google Drive promises to be another way to store and share documents between computers/devices. Personally, I’ll likely continue to use Dropbox, given that I’ve maxed out my referral upgrades using this neat little trick, but it never hurts to keep backups of non-sensitive documents stored in multiple locations. I’m sure I’ll be writing more about Google Drive in the coming weeks (especially after the iOS app is finally released), but for now, here are the details as can be found on the Google Blog:
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.
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 andcreate 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 in other notable Google news, for those of you who have completely maxed out your Gmail storage, Google also announced today that they’ll be increasing the free storage for all Gmail accounts from 7.5 GB to 10 GB.