Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud solutions, offering storage and document creators/editors all in one place. All you need to sign up for Google Drive is a Google account. Most people have a Google account, whether it originated from having a Gmail account, or some other Google related account. You can use the same username and password to log into all of Google’s applications.
Google Drive automatically gives you 15GB of free space, to split between Drive, Gmail, and Photos. Of course, they offer different plans with a higher amount of space for a monthly fee.
You can upload files and photos from your phone or computer and store them in Google Drive. You will be able to access these files and photos from any device signed into your Google account. You can eve organize your files and photos inside of folders.
Google Drive isn’t just for storage. You can connect apps to it, such as Google Sheets and Google Docs. This allows you to also EDIT those files from any device signed into your Google account. On a phone or tablet? No problem! There are apps you can install for this.
You can even export documents into different formats, so they are compatible with other programs, such as Microsoft Word.
Another fantastic feature of Google Drive is the ability to share files and folders with other people who have a Google account. You can choose to let them edit these files, or just view them. It’s pretty nice being able to upload a document and collaborate with someone on it at the same time. You will be able to see real-time changes other people are making (that is, if you’ve shared the file with them).
Google Drive does offer cloud solutions for businesses, which have additional security and more administrator options than basic accounts.