The new Google Drive, a cloud storage service similar to Dropbox, is poised to get more businesses into the social networking site Google Plus.
One feature in Google Drive is Google Plus integration, which invites collaboration among groups and members, sharing data and information through Drive, and essentially tapping into Google’s massive network.
Here’s one statement from Google: “Your videos and pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google Plus, so you’re never more than one click away from sharing with your circles.”
Google will include Drive in the unification process that it is currently implementing with its services; that is, you only need to register with one account that bundles a bunch of services.
Economic Times thinks that Google Drive stands out with its file compatibility flexibility. The Drive interface supports a huge number of file formats.
Google Drive allows businesses to store files, share them with employees, or store private ones, edit these files, which then gets updated in real time in employees’ own interfaces.
You get a free capacity of 5 Gigabytes in Drive. If you want more, pay 2.49 dollars per month for a 25-Gigabyte upgrade, and 4.99 dollars per month for a 100-Gigabyte upgrade. Furthermore, upgrading to a paid account also improves your Gmail store to 25 Gigabytes.
Prices are relatively cheap compared to the more established Dropbox (9.99 dollars per month for 50 Gigabytes). Many Dropbox enthusiasts are considering dropping off for Google Drive because of the better price.