How to get the best out of “Google Drive”:
Google Launches New Service Called “Google Drive”. Google Drive provides a single place to store, access, create, edit, and share documents, files, and folders of all types. When you create new documents from Google Drive, you typically create online Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google Drive is a single place to manage all your files, including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other online Google document types.
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 Google Drive, you can access files, folders, and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides from a web browser or any device where you’ve installed your Google Drive. No matter what happens to your devices, your files are safely stored in Google Drive. You can store practically everything for next to nothing.
You can use Google Drive to store all file types, including documents, presentations, music, photos, and videos. You can open many file types right in your browser, including PDFs, Microsoft Office files, high-definition video, and many image file types, even if you don’t have the corresponding program installed on your computer.
Google Drive automatically keeps everything up to date, so you can make edits and access the latest version from anywhere, regardless of where you are. Google Drive provides many ways to view, find, and sort your files. It includes powerful search options—even the ability to search for text in pictures—to help you quickly find what you’re looking for.
But Since its release, we haven’t been able to utilize this service to its best. This will help you to get the most out of the Google drive, Check it out:
Attach Google Drive Files on Gmail
Because Google Drive is linked to your Google account, you can attach larger files stored in Google Drive directly to your Gmail. Unlike traditional attachments where you first have to upload an attachment, attaching a file through Google Drive does not require you to re-upload the file. The file size limit does not apply since a link is given for the email receiver to download.
Useful Keyboard Shortcuts:
Google Drive allows you to use keyboard shortcuts for navigation right in your web browser. Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts you can use.
Easily Share Photos on Google+:
Since your Google+ account is also linked to your Google Drive account, you can easily upload and share whatever pictures you have on your Google Drive onto Google+. All you have to do is select the From Google Drive option when adding a photo.
Use Forms to Collect Data:
You can create forms to help you collect data, whatever information that has been input into the form will be automatically compiled into a Spreadsheet document. You can create a new form by clicking on the Create button and selecting Form. You have many options or ways to collect data. You can use textboxes, checkboxes, multiple choice, lists, scales and grids. Once you’ve created the form, you can easily share it with other people by providing a direct link to the form or sending it to their email. Once the form is filled, the results will be automatically and conveniently compiled into a spreadsheet. Google Drive’s spreadsheet works similar to Microsoft Excel where you can calculate values and use mathematical formulas.
Edit Google Drive Images Online:
Installing the Pixlr Editor on your Chrome web browser will enable you to edit photos on your Google Drive. Once you have Pixlr Editor, right click on any of your pictures and open it. Pixlr Editor comes with many basic tools Photoshop has and should be more than sufficient for basic editing needs.
Add Filters to Your Photos:
Want to bring the Instagram feel to your Google Drive photos? You can with Pixlr Express. Pixlr Express only works on Google Chrome. Once installed right-click on any photo in your Google Drive and open it with Pixlr Express. You can choose from many filters, borders, fonts and tilt shift effects.
Listen To Music Files:
By default, you can only download music files from the Google Drive website. If you want to listen to those files, you can install Drive Music for your Google Chrome web browser. After installation, whenever you click on a music file, Drive Music will launch in a separate tab that has basic functions similar to a music player.
Create, Edit And Save Mind Maps:
Mind Meister is a Google Chrome App lets you create mind maps right on your web browser. You can then save it in your Google Drive, allowing you to view and edit whenever you like.
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