Store and share documents

Google Apps


With Google Apps, you can access your emails, calendar and documents from anywhere as long as there’s an internet connection. You can also use Google forms for surveys, Google chat for instant messaging and Google Hangouts for video conferencing.

Everyone is feeling the pinch at the moment and Blackpool Wyre & Fylde Council for Voluntary Service is no different. Project Manager Kim Wood decided to see what he could do to make savings and started to research tools that might help. He came across Google apps which had made a real impact on the way he and his team work.

Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud storage facility, similar to Dropbox, iCloud, etc. letting you store files that can be accessed from any computer in the world with internet connection.
Cloud computing with SkyDrive
Elizabeth Richmond of Oasis Training in Plymouth discusses how she has encouraged her clients to use SkyDrive to store, access and send their CVs, as well as other documents, safely and effectively.



Project management software to get your work organized and boost your team’s productivity and collaboration effectively.


Dropbox is a free service that lets you keep your photos, documents, and videos in a safe place so you can access them anywhere using the internet, and share them easily.
Graham Crerar, Chair of Barkston Ash Beekeepers Association talks about how Dropbox made life easier for the association when it came to sharing files.



Share, collaborate, & communicate online. Organize your day to day work, project manage, information, people and files securely.



A collaboration tool for community groups, with email groups, document storage, website, wiki pages and more.



Evernote helps you capture, remember and manage your ideas and notes.



This tool is a great website to search out inspiring and informative presentations and documents. Browse content uploaded by others or upload your own files to your free Slideshare account for others to view.

We Transfer

A file transfer site that lets you send large files (up to 2BG) to friends or colleagues, quickly, VERY easily, and for free!



PiratePad is a real-time collaborative document/text-editor. Everyone viewing a document sees the same text in real time. You click on the “create a pad” link and then just start typing your document. I have used it to promote discussions and the great thing about piratePad is that you don’t need an account and you don’t have to login.

Google Drive


Google Drive allows you to store documents safely, access them from anywhere you have access to a browser and the internet, and collaborate on documents in real-time with other people

Southern Housing Group
Anthony Snead, Digital Champion for Southern Housing Group, talks about how Southern Housing Group uses Google Drive to store and share documents quickly and securely.