Google Drive (http://drive.google.com/) provides a simple way to upload and create documents for individual and collaborative projects. Google drive is similar to the Microsoft Office Suite in that you can create docs (similar to word), spreadsheets (similar to an excel spreadsheet), forms (a place to create quizzes that drop data into a spreadsheet), drawings (like Microsoft Paint), and presentations (similar to PowerPoint). One of the best features of Google Drive is that you can upload your own documents to Google Drive and it will convert them appropriately. You can use Google Drive individually and organize your documents into folders. If you choose, you can share Google Drive with people you invite to collaborate on projects throughout Google Drive. You can share items with people in read-only format or invite them to edit items in your drive. Google Drive is a versatile service that allows you to create new documents, upload existing Microsoft Office projects, and collaborate with peers all in a free format with a nearly unlimited storage space.
- Create create documents (similar to word), spreadsheets (similar to an excel spreadsheet), forms (a place to create quizzes that drop data into a spreadsheet), drawings (like Microsoft Paint), and presentations (similar to PowerPoint).
- Collaborate with people and groups of your choosing by inviting them to share in your projects.
- Save storage space on your PC or Mac by using Google's storage space.
- Easily upload existing documents from Office products to your Google Drive account.
- Work simultaneously on projects without the risk of overwriting a peer's work. Google Drive saves automatically and in real-time.
Information compiled by Jaclyn Orlov
Updated on November 13, 2012