Day 12 – Drive vs. Docs?

For some of you it has happened already. For others it is coming soon. Your Google Documents will be changing over to Google Drive.  So what’s the difference?  Here is what Google tells us about Drive.

Think of Google Drive as your personal stash of files and folders that follows you wherever you go – it lets you keep everything and share anything with 5 GB of storage. With Google Drive, you can access files, folders, and Google Docs from a web browser or any device where you’ve installed your Google Drive.

Your Google Drive is in the cloud, but you can also install the desktop and mobile application to access your files from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other Android or iOS mobile device, in addition to the online interface at drive.google.com. Google Drive’s built-in sync capability ensures that your files, folders, and Google Docs are the same on all your devices.

Here is the best part (in my opinion) –

What’s changed

  • Collections are now called folders.
  • More things have been added to the Settings menu, including upload settings.
  • The left navigation has new views:The Home view is gone. Instead, use My Drive to organize all of your files, folders, and Google Docs.
    • My Drive
    • Shared with me
    • Activity

What’s completely new

  • Sync files between all of your devices with Google Drive for your Mac or PC.
  • View and search Google Drive on the web in a visual way with grid view.
  • Add a file to a folder by clicking the folder icon within a file or Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation.

Want to read more information? Check out Navigating your Google Drive

Want to see an overview of this new change?

Sit down, hold on tight, and get ready to Drive!

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