Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Google Docs now Google Drive

In April, Google announced the long-awaited Google Drive, which is an enhancement of Google Docs. Biggest change: similar to Dropbox, there is now a Google Drive application for desktop computers to "copy" the files to your desktop (although there are only links to the Google Docs). Instead of the 1 GB limit of Docs free storage, Drive allows 5 GB for free. Any document can be shared and can have a URL for hyperlinking from an ePortfolio (in Dropbox, documents with URLs need to be in the Public folder). GoogleDocs/Drive uses Collections which act like "tags" rather than folders... which means a document can be assigned to more than one collection (i.e., English and Portfolio).

Here are some interesting comparisons of the difference online storage services: