56. What is Google Drive?
Heard Cloud Storage, well then there one more player in the game – Google Drive. You already have Microsoft's SkyDrive, Apple's iCloud, Box and by the time we publish this content there will have been some more.
So Google Drive is a cloud storage service which is an enhanced version of Google Docs which now is renamed as “Drive” in your Gmail. Essentially Google Drive will allow you access to storage space where you can store your documents, photos, music, videos, etc. all in one place. Google Drive is available for Handheld devices too and thus allows for anywhere access.
Google Drive comes on free and premium options. The premium is what you pay for :)
As far as prices go, 5GB of space is free, after which you can upgrade to $2.49 per month for 25GB, $4.99 per month for 100GB, and $49.99 a month for a Huge 1TB of storage space. If you buy the premium versions Google automatically add 25GB to your Gmail.
Google Drive can handle more than many different types of files, including Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and HD video, and that’s the very reason people are moving to the cloud; you don't even have to have those programs installed on your computer.
Google Drive is open to all platforms and accessible from a wide variety of devices, like Android tablets and phones, as well as the iPad and the iPhone.