Google Introduces Drive

By Martin Ray

Today Google launched its online storage service “Drive” which it describes as “place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.” Essentially it is a cloud-based file storage which will compete with services such as Dropbox. Google Drive offers users 5 gigabytes of free storage, compared with 2 gigabytes free for Dropbox. One big difference between Dropbox and Google Drive is that you aren’t limited to just storing and viewing files in the latter; you can also edit or create files.

Google Drive will work on multiple operating systems, browsers and mobile devices (including Apple iOS).  

We’ll let you know what we think once we’ve had time to play around with it a bit.

Martin Ray
Chief Analyst & Digital Strategist 2011-2022.
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