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What is Google Drive ?

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service. It provides 15 GB free online storage. It is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad.

How it works ?

Google Drive on installation creates a folder named Drive on your system, for eg – on Windows it creates a folder on  your system named Google Drive. You use your Google email to log into Google Drive.

As you put any folder or file inside the Google Drive folder it automatically gets updated on Google’s Cloud server when you have logged into your Google Drive account.

The same file then can be accessed from your iPhone, iPad, Android or Mac  by logging in through your Google email id.

The advantage  of using Google Drive is that it is available for nearly all types of operating systems – like Windows, Mac –  and devices like mobiles and tablets.

Google Drive offers free storage for Google docs, sheets, forms and slides. These types of documents stored in Google Drive don’t count towards the 15 GB free storage limit.

You can purchase extra 100 GB for $1.99 / month  and 1 TB  for $9.99 / month which is quite economical.

Since this service is provided by Google we can pretty much assume that these service is going to be for long time and our data is likely to be secure. However in lie there are no guaranties and we should b careful while using these king of services.

You can check out Google Drive here.

You can check our earlier post on iCloud here.

Next we will cover Dropbox.