Most of you might have a Google account. You might have registered with Google to access its Gmail service, to watch videos in YouTube, or simply to upload pictures to Picasa. Now, you can use this account to store your files online in the Google cloud storage service.
So, what is this cloud storage service and what are its features? Cloud storage is the online space to which you can upload your personal files and other data. The advantage of using cloud storage is that you view or download this data from any computer in the world that has an internet connection. Thus, cloud storage is fast becoming popular among users. Various service providers offer cloud storage service and among them, Google Cloud storage has large number of users. Whoever has a Google account can sign in to Google’s cloud storage. Google offers free storage space for up to 15 GB of data.
If you require additional storage space, you may choose any of the plans offered by the company. You will get 100 GB of storage space for a price of 1.99 dollars per month. If you require additional storage space, the next plan available is that of 9.99 dollars where you can use storage space of 1 TB. For 10 TB space, you will have to shell out 99.99 dollars per month. If you are still not satisfied with the space, you may go for the 20 TB or 30 TB plan that costs 199.99 dollars and 299.99 dollars respectively.
One of the major features of Google Drive is its powerful search functions. Even if you have uploaded a scanned file, the program can recognize the texts in it and thus give you relevant search results. If you are uploading photos to the drive, you may make use of Google+ Photos that will allow you to edit the images with a few simple steps.
If you are a Chromebook user, Google Drive is present by default in it. All the files stored in a Chromebook will automatically be uploaded to the drive. This acts as a backup for the files. Users of Chromebook will receive 100 GB of free storage space. Google Drive has tools like Quickoffice in it. This tool will help you to view and edit Microsoft Office files in the drive.
With all these features, Google Drive has become one of the best online storage services. If you are searching for an online space to save your files securely, then Google Cloud Storage is the answer.