Google unveils Google Drive, but Kiwis will wait
- — 25 April, 2012 22:00
Google has officially unveiled Google Drive, its foray into free online storage.
Consumers can get 5GB of free storage to stash anything they want from photos to videos to documents. They'll also be able to use the space to collaborate with others.
Unfortunately, Google Drive is not yet running for New Zealanders, although Kiwis can sign up to be notified when it does become available.
According to Google, its new storage offering allows you to:
- Work with others on projects involving Google Docs, which is integrated into Google Drive. Once you share a file stored on Google Drive, you will be automatically notified when someone comments on the shared material.
- Access your files from any web browser. There's also an Android app for accessing the drive, and an iOS application is in the works.
- Search your documents, including text in scanned documents. Image recognition is also supported so you can search for photos, too.
What's more, Google said that it's making the drive an open platform in order to encourage third-party apps for the product so you'll be able to do things such as send faxes and edit video directly from the drive.