Learn all about Google Drive

What is Google Drive?

It is a free service from Google. It allows you to store files online. You can access these files anywhere using a cloud. Google Drive also provides you access to free web-based applications for creating documentsspreadsheetspresentations, and more. Watch this video from Google to learn more about how Google Drive works.

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Why use Google Drive?

It is the most popular cloud storage services available today. If you have never used a google drive storage service before. Take advantage of putting your files online. In this way, your files can be accessed from any computer. As, Google drive allows you to share files, working with other people becomes easier.

Creating files on Google Drive

It doe not only store your files. But it also lets you create, share and manage documents with its own productivity applications.

Following are the kinds of files you can create and share on Google Drive.

 Documents: For composing letters, flyers, essays, and other text-based files

 Spreadsheets: For storing and organizing information (similar to Microsoft Excel workbooks)

 Presentations: For creating slideshows (similar to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations)

 Forms: For collecting and organizing data

 Drawings: For creating simple vector graphics or diagrams

Getting started with Google Drive

Creating a Google account

Google Account is required if you want to use Google Drive. They are free and signing up procedure is very easy. To make a Google account, you will have to provide some information. Making a Google account will automatically create a Gmail email address. And a Google plus profile

How To create a Google account:

1. Go to www.google.com. Locate and choose the Sign in button in the top-right corner of the page.

2. The sign-up form will show. Enter the information that is asked

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3. Enter your phone number. Google will give verification code to your phone which will be used to complete the sign-up process.

Enter the verification code and hit  Verify.

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4. Go through it’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then click I agree.

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Your account will be created.

Accessing Google Drive

When Google account is set up . You can access Google Drive by going to http://drive.google.com .

Google Drive for mobile devices

It is available for iOS and Android, the Google Drive mobile application allows you to view and upload files to Google Drive using your mobile device.

Google Drive for desktop

If you work on the desktop, you can download the Google Drive desktop app to your computer. Available for Windows and OS X, this app makes it alot easier to upload your existing files and work offline. When it’s installed, you’ll see a new Google Drive folder on your computer. All files you move into this folder will automatically be uploaded to your Google Drive.

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