The influence of Google can be gauged by the fact that it has become one of our prime sources to answer our queries and we rely heavily on the the vast amounts of information that it provides. The company was a search engine initially, but progressed over the years to become as instrumental as it is now. It ruled the search platform giving browsing the new name of “Google it”. In addition to this, it is also behind the Android Operating system which is found in Smartphones like Samsung and HTC which are leading the market nowadays.
Google has answered developments like Dropbox, SkyDrive and Box.net with the much loved Google Drive, which offers 5GB free storage and reasonable prices if you require extra storage and gives you the option to upgrade up to 1T. One of the prime attractions of this tool is that you are in position to use it without compromising privacy, like data crawling or annoying advertisements that disturb and divert your attention. It works with both Mac and Windows gadgets and provides applications for these devices making your life easier than ever. The next best alternative to cloud storage is Dropbox, which only gives you 2GB free. Besides that, both of them offer similar synchronization features, Google successfully integrates the online products related to Google.
The company is presently launching a new feature for its Google Drive file synchronization service. It is said that it enables sharing options to the desktop version. It was mentioned in the post on Google Plus, only MAC and PC clients of Google Drive would be able to receive the feature at the moment. The post did not clarify if any other version of Google Drive would be able to advantage of it.
The procedure is simple, after starting Google Drive on your system, open the Google Drive folder by right-clicking on the icon in the system tray. Now open the local Google Drive folder by choosing the menu option, this would open the folder in your Windows Explorer. The next step is to right-click on any file you want and click on to Google Drive > Share to use the latest share functionality.
The much anticipated feature, the sharing utility for Google Drive Desktop Users, now sharing is just a right click away. It has followed the lead of Dropbox and has made file sharing more convenient than ever. PC and Mac users would be able to share files by a right-click and selecting the option of ‘share’.
It is however believed that the simplicity that Dropbox provides in file sharing gives it an edge over Google Drive, as it offers an improved integration, as it is accessible to all users, without the need for time-consuming memberships or logins.
We are not in a position to define a cloud drive as fast, however Google Drive is fairly quick in syncing offline files. If your family and circle of friends are within the Google compass, then you would be in a better position to collaborate and utilize the services provided by this tool.