Google Drive next to Dropbox seems also to compete with icloud. The services differ from each other: when Google Drive get a map to your files in place, while icloud precisely synchronize data between different devices.
Already have a Google account, you’ll see that Google Docs is deeply integrated. For example, Google Docs directly associated with Google Drive, giving you documents created as a file on a computer to open.
A free Google account Drive offers 5 GB of storage. Documents with Google Docs you’ve created thereby not count them. Need more space, you can for less than $ 2.50 per month to upgrade to 25 GB. Do you want more, then that is also possible: 100GB costs $ 5, 1TB costs $ 50 and costs $ 800 16TB. In between there are still more options. There are 18 partners who collaborate with Google in the launch of Google Drive. So do HelloFax (fax) Balsamiq (mock-ups), Lucidchart (diagrams), Docu Sign (signed documents) SlideRocket (presentations) and MindMeister (mind mapping) them. Users can browse their files are complete, including image recognition. You can list the files on a variety of ways. Also useful is that each document have a chat option, where you a notification when someone has left a comment.
An app for the iPhone and iPad , according to Google “few weeks” available. Until then you can still use the service on your PC, Mac and Android devices. This is not the first time that an iOS app for a Google service will come later: the iPhone app for Google + appeared only after a time in the App Store.
Rumors about the launch of Google Drive already doing the rounds. So leaked last week, the associated software. Earlier today, said Reuters still drive that today would see the light. Competitors of Google Drive preparing for the arrival of the storage service. Thus the increased Dropbox free GBs that users get when they invite friends. Microsoft released an update to turn off the SkyDrive app, which now also used on the iPhone.