We have mentioned 2 months ago that Google will launch Google Drive. Well, it’s has just been turned into a reality: Google has officially announced in its blog the launch of Google Drive, yet another cloud storage service similar to Dropbox, Box, and Microsoft SkyDrive. Why Google insists that launching yet another data storage service is the way to go?
First off – what is Google Drive?
Google Drive is a web-based service allowing you create, share, collaborate and keep all of your digital stuffs – videos, photos, PDFs, Google Docs, and many more.
And when Google say “keep all of your stuff,” it really meant it; indeed, Google – referring to Google Terms of Service that is good for all Google products – will let your stuffs remain yours.
“Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.” – Google Terms of Service
Check out this video overview on Google Drive:
Inter-connectivity of Google Drive with other Google products, as well as other third party apps, is probably one major upside of Google Drive. As expected, Google Drive allows you to connect with the Google cloud and everything that comes with it – so, for example, you can attach an image from your Google Drive account in your post on Google+, and so on. This is, again, a big upside when working within the Google cloud.
You can get 5GB of free storage. But if that’s not enough, you can upgrade to 25GB for just $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or 1TB for $49.99/month.
More perks when you choose to upgrade to a paid account: Your associated Gmail account storage will also be upgraded to 25GB. Nice!
Well, Google Drive offers cloud services that are pretty much similar to its established competitors. However, Drive does have some points to be happy about: The connectivity with other Google Products and third-party apps and the fact that you can get your Gmail account storage upgraded if you choose to upgrade your Drive account.
For me, what Drive is offering is pretty darn good as I work with other Google’s products: G+, Gmail, Google Apps, Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc. to name a few.
So – what do you think: Is Google drive any good?