5 Tips and tricks to get more out of Google Drive

By Mohd Aktar on Thursday, 13 June 2013
There are many services cloud storage out there, one of which is Google Drive. We played against Dropbox and SkyDrive, two audience favorites each storage service in the cloud have their advantages and limitations that serve a wide range of customer needs. But if you have decided on Google Drive, here are some helpful tips to help you work better with them.

The good thing is that Google Drive is linked to your Gmail account, and of course, the storage space of 5 GB free. It also supports basic editing of documents through web browsers.

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1. Attaching files in Gmail Google Drive

Attaching files in Gmail Google Drive

Because Google Drive is linked to your Google account, you can attach files stored in Google Drive directly to your Gmail account. Unlike traditional accessories where you first have to upload an attachment, attach a file through Google Drive does not require re-upload the file. The file size limit is not applicable because a link is for the receiver of the email to download.

2. Keyboard Shortcuts


Google Drive allows you to use keyboard shortcuts for navigation directly in your web browser. Here are some of the keyboard shortcuts you can use.

Keyboard Shortcuts


3. Easy sharing photos on Google+

Easy sharing photos on Google+

From your Google+ account is also linked to your Google Drive, you can easily upload and share photos you have on your Google Drive on Google+. All you have to do is select the option From Google Drive to add a photo.

4. Use forms to collect data


You can create forms to help you gather data, all information has been entered on the form is automatically compiled into a spreadsheet document. You can create a new form by clicking on the Create button and select Form.

You have many options or ways to collect data. You can use text boxes, check boxes, multiple choice lists, scales and grids. After creating the form, you can easily share with others, providing a direct link to the form or send it to your email.

Once the form is completed, the results will be compiled automatically and conveniently a spreadsheet. The Google Spreadsheets Drive works similarly to Microsoft Excel where you can calculate the value and use of mathematical formulas.

You can view it in a list, as well as to facilitate the organization. To do this, click View and then list.

Then you will see a cleaner version of the data collected.

5. Save images on websites to Google Drive

Save images on websites to Google Drive

To instantly record images, documents, HTML5 audio and video to your Google Drive, you can do by installing the Save in Google Chrome extension Drive . With the extension, clicking on a link or an image, you have the option to save the image or the direct link to your Google Drive.



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