Google Drive is the web storage service offer to users for free by Google and was introduced in 2012. The web service allows users to edit, share and store many types of documents, including those created using Google Docs (direct competitor of Microsoft Office).
Google Drive can be used in both web directly via your browser at http://drive.google.com, or by downloading the application and installing it on your pc or mac, with the ability to synchronize the contents of folders with those remote folders.
It has a total storage capacity of 15 Gb, in addition to the same space allocated for Google Drive, even Gmail space and Google + photos. Of course there are payment solutions available to increase the capacity up to 1 Tb, with a monthly variable fee depending on the amount required.
The latest update released in chronological order is an upgrade of the user interface (UI) in the management of files that is decidedly more modern, faster and easier to use on many different devices (tablet, smartphone and desktop pc).
Google Drive has abandoned the upper navigation bar, by many considered to be obsolete, and replaced with a preview of documents stored in a grid or list, which can be set from time to time directly by the user. There is also featured a dashboard with numerous buttons that make managing documents immediately and definitely easier to manage.
Now documents in G. Drive can be displayed in a thumbnail preview, allowing you to see at a glance the content inside. The “search” field has been upgraded and moved to a leading position. The “New” file button has been updated, with the pull-down menu that displays the type of document to create vastly improved.
With a simple click you can see the details of a file and the activities linked to it. To select multiple documents at the same time it is no longer necessary to check the corresponding checkbox, but just select the file (s), you can drag it from one folder to another by just using drag & drop.
Overall a big improvement for Google Drive and sure to help the cloud service enjoy continued popularity.