Google Drive 2.1.495.05.34

Save and access stored documents in Google drive and create and share new documents from multiple devicesĀ 

  • Category:

    Text Editors

  • Version:

    2.1.495.05.34

  • Works under:

    Android 3.1 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.1 / Android 3.2 / Android 2.2 / Android 4.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.3 / Android 4.2 / Android 3.3 / Android 4.2.2

  • Also available for:

    Windows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.3 (12)

Google Drive is an app that lets you use Google's cloud-based file storage service on your Android device. The service itself is highly popular with both individual and business users from all around the world. In fact, the most recent reports show that it has over 800 million active users and stores approximately two trillion files.

What Google Drive Has to Offer

When you install the Google Drive app on your phone or tablet, you will get access to a very useful online service that helps ensure your important files are safe and always accessible, no matter where you are.

Many people use it to backup important files to the cloud. If ever the local storage device the files are normally stored on is damaged or if data is deleted by accident, Google's service lets the user restore them quickly.

However, backups aren't the only thing the service can do. As it can be accessed from most web browsers and has dedicated apps for both Android and iOS mobile platforms, the cloud-based service can be used to sync files across multiple devices. You can start working on a document on one device, then easily pick up where you left off on another.

Finally, Google Drive comes with interesting sharing functions. You can send files to a specific user, share them with a group or make them publicly accessible. This feature is very handy for anyone who collaborates on a project with a team.

Google Drive comes with 15 GB of storage space for free. However, you should be aware that messages in your Gmail account and photos you've stored in Google Photos share this cloud storage allotment. Most users should find it sufficient for their needs, but you can purchase up to 30 terabytes through one of Google's optional paid plans.

Managing Your Files in the Cloud

Google Drive has a relatively simple user interface that is similar to other cloud file storage services. It includes controls that let quickly upload, download, move, rename and delete individual files. You can also use Google Print to send a file to a compatible printer.

You can view documents in Google Docs format right in the app. However, if you want to edit these files or create new ones, you will need to have the free Google Docs, Sheets and Slides app installed on your device.

While the Google Docs app doesn't have any major functionality issues, some batch operations could be improved. As of now, if you want to move or rename a group of files, you will have to do the operation for each one individually.

Pros

  • Provides 15 GB of free storage space in the cloud.
  • Can be used to backup, share and sync files.
  • Accessible from most desktop and mobile devices in use today.
  • Works with one of the most popular and reliable cloud-based file storage services in the world.

Cons

  • Lacks some batch file operations that can be useful when managing large groups of files.

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