Part of a suite of applications called Google Apps, 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.
Once documents are uploaded to Google Drive, you can share the documents with other people, organise your documents into folders and convert documents to the Google format to allow other people to view the documents without Microsoft Office or other productivity suites.
- Access your documents from anywhere you have internet connection.
- Eliminate the need to have Microsoft Office by converting documents to the Google format.
- Sleep peacefully at night knowing your documents are safe and if you do accidentally delete something the "Trash" button is only a click away.
- Collaborate on documents with people in real-time.
- Share documents with other people even if they do not have a Gmail account.
- See the revision history of a document and revert back to an older version.
- Keep a document in its native format (ie. Microsoft Word) or convert to Google Drive format.
- Formatting is not always preserved when converting a Microsoft Office or other proprietary document to a Google Drive format.
- If you have multiple people sharing documents related to a common project or organisation, it is difficult to centrally manage these documents. It is recommended to either store all documents and share them from one account or create a "Google Apps for Business" account. A cost is associated with this type of account.
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