Aaaand itâ€™s official!
Google Drive is now live â€“ well, in some parts of the world, at least â€“ absorbing what once used to be called Google Docs.
And just as weâ€™ve heard before, it offers up 5GB of free storage and there are Google Drive apps for both Windows and Mac OS X available to make syncing from one’s desktop/laptop a breeze. Thereâ€™s also one for Android (get it here), and one coming to iOS (iPhone and iPad) soon.
Hereâ€™s the short vid to give you an overview as to what Google Drive is all about:
So yeah, itâ€™s pretty much like Dropbox, spruced up with support for collaborative work courtesy of Google Docs.
Is Google Drive a Dropbox killer?
Definitely not. Not right now, at least. You can enjoy Dropbox on just about any device and on any platform. We obviously canâ€™t say the same about Google Drive at this point in time.
Is Google DriveÂ a Skydrive killer then?
Possibly, but with Skydrive offering 7GB of free storage by default, some users might actually be swayed to go for Microsoftâ€™s cloud solution because of the additional free storage.
What might really end up as a major casualty here is Insync, which does the same thing but isnâ€™t as popular as Google Drive nor does it come with the same amount of free storage (only 1GB) and doesnâ€™t currently have any mobile apps to offer.
One thing working on the side of Inync, however, is that Google Drive hasnâ€™t gone live yet across the globe. Heck, I don’t think it’s live yet in the Philippines as of this posting since I still can’t access it.
But yeah, itâ€™s only a matter of time before that happens, and when that day comes, unless the devs can pull off a hat trick, Insync could soon become â€“ knock on wood â€“ extinct.
Read more on the grand announcement of Google Drive here.
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