Google Drive is a cloud computing service that allows you store your files in the cloud and access them anywhere. This was the sole purpose of Google drive when it was first created. As of today, it is the center for all document creation and office tools for Google.

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This means, you can Google doc, install apps and expand its functionality as you see fit. All within the Google Drive platform below is a step guide on how to get the most out of Google Drive.

How To Use Google Drive

Using Google drive can be as simple as setting up an account to creating and sharing documents to creating and sharing files. Or as vast as the business version, education support or team collaboration.

You can also use these Google Drive features from different device platforms and the steps are below:

Computer:

  • Visit drive.google.com
  • Click on “My Drive” to access the files and folders you’ve synced or
  • Click on Google docs, slides, sheets, and forms to create a new file or worksheet.
  • Click on files or folders and share them with anyone
  • Click on files and folders to give permission to teammates and
  • Click on “Shared with me” to view files other people have shared with you.

Android, iPhone, and iPad:

  • Open your device app store
  • Download and install the “Google Drive App”
  • Launch app after download to
  • Click on “My Drive” to access the files and folders you’ve synced or
  • Click on Google docs, slides, sheets, and forms to create a new file or worksheet.
  • Click on files or folders and share them with anyone
  • Click on files and folders to give permission to teammates and
  • Click on “Shared with me” to view files other people have shared with you.

Other Features of Google Drive

These are actions, functions, and apps you can do with Google Drive by downloading and connecting different apps for different options.

Pixlr: is a free app with which you can edit photos you uploaded directly on Google Drive.

  • Click on the “CREATE” from your Google Drive page
  • Click on “Connect more apps”.
  • Download and install Pixlr
  • Open a picture with Pixlr and start editing

Chrome: MP3 files stored in the drive has no play option. Download and install the Drive Music Chrome app to listen to your mp3 files.

Drawing: the Drawing app on Drive installs an image creation app for drawing images for your documents, or sharing with others.

PDF: PDF Merge app will merge any PDF file(s) stored on your Drive. You can now edit and organize the content; it will be uploaded to a server for merging. The final file will be stored on your drive.

With Google Drive, uploading and storing of yur files online allows you to easily share and access them anywhere using a computer, Smartphone, or tablet.