Thursday, February 7, 2013

Top Reasons to use Google Drive

Why do I use Google Drive?

  1. Cloud storage with files available from anywhere, using any (web-enabled) device.  I have not had to use a flash drive (Thumb drive/USB drive in a long time).
  2. Avoid sending large files by email - just share the file or send a link.
  3. Ability to have offline files (when there is no Internet access) and still edit them - even on a tablet that does not have specific word processing software
  4. Collaborative editing with any device - earlier today, my laptop battery drained and I used an iPad to co-edit a meeting notes.
  5. Ability to share and edit files collaboratively synchronously during a hangout
  6. The commenting feature is terrific - you can carry on a conversation around a document by responding to comments - if you @name someone it notifies them via email
  7. The auto save and versioning means you never lose any data 
  8. The spreadsheet allows for custom scripts which have been used for many purposes, my favorite is a auto-scoring online quiz.
  9. The ability to create online forms and surveys that save the data to the spreadsheet.
  10. You can publish documents to the web essentially creating web pages

1 comment:

  1. It is an amazing tool. I also use it to automatically collect and save tweets in a spreadsheet, which is great for future reference and research.