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15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive

15 Tips & Tricks To Get More Out Of Google Drive
There are many cloud storage services out there, one of which is Google Drive. We’ve pitted it against Dropbox and SkyDrive, another two crowd favorites and each cloud storage service have their strengths and limitations that would cater to a wide range of customer needs. But if you have decided on Google Drive, here are some handy tips to help you work better with them. (Image Source: ddoss) The good thing about Google Drive is that it’s linked to your Gmail account and of course, the 5 GB free storage space. Recommended Reading: How To Get The Most Out Of Google Drive 1. Because Google Drive is linked to your Google account, you can attach files stored in Google Drive directly to your Gmail. Unlike traditional attachments where you first have to upload an attachment, attaching a file through Google Drive does not require you to re-upload the file. 2. Google Drive allows you to use keyboard shortcuts for navigation right in your web browser. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Permalinks for Google Drive Images While Google Drive lets you upload any file, the support for files that can't be edited using Google Docs/Sheets/Slides is limited. For example, you can embed PDF files and videos, but Google doesn't offer permalinks for images. So you've uploaded a photo to Google Drive and the only options are to download the file and link to the image page. Fortunately, there's an easy solution - replace this URL from the address bar: with: (where FILEID is a long sequence of digits and letters). This only works if you've changed the visibility options to "public on the Web" or "anyone with the link" in the Share dialog. Here's an example: You can also use: to trigger a download and this works for any non-private Google Drive file, not just for images. { via Stack Overflow.

Google Drive Apps Docs Docs keeps everything and everyone on the same page. Add artichokes to a shared shopping list, or put the finishing touches on your business plan from the lobby before the meeting, right from your mobile device. Sheets Sheets is more than just columns and rows. Slides Slides is good for shiny 6-pagers or 600 page snoozefests. Google Drive Blog