Google Drive has launched as expected and is now availiable over at https://drive.google.com but, unlike originally thought, replaces Google Docs allowing easier uploading and downloading. The editing features remain intact but now going to Google Docs simply redirects to Google drive.
The system uses much the same interface as the extremely popular Dropbox however Dropbox only offers 2GB free compared to Google’s 5GB Free. Could this spell the end for Dropbox? It’s unlikely, Dropbox has bigger sizes (With Teams) and has a more extensive App Base and API system. However on the other hand, Google has a bigger user base and, most likely, more money to throw at it until it works. The online UI is much the same as the old Google docs however, they have removed (The more often than not annoying) feature that shows every “Collection” and file in the home area and replaced it with a normal file and folder system, and Yes, the have changed “Collection” to “Folder”!
The file type of all of the files is Google whatever so for a Spreadsheet it’s Google spreadsheet, which of course displays the Google Docs Icon. When creating a file/folder or updating it displays the same icon as Dropbox and a green tick when done.
What do you think about Google Drive and the replacement of Google Docs? Do you think Dropbox is in trouble? Let us know in the comments.