Google has now, officially and this time we mean really officially gone and made Google Drive live. As expected, the service will offer 5GB of storage space for documents, videos, photos, PDF’s and other files and Google Docs is built-in to the service. Users will be able to upgrade to 25GB of space for just $2.49 a month, 100Gb for $4.99 a month or 1TB for $49.99 a month. Any additional storage added to Google Drive will automatically expand your Gmail storage to 25GB.
Google Docs functions within Google Drive allowing users to work with others in real-time (just like you now), and includes the ability to share any kind of content with others, receive notifications for new comments on documents or files, and add and reply to comments. Google says that everything within Google Drive can be indexed by keyword, filtered by file type, owner and other options. The service will also recognize text in scanned documents as well as recognizing images of say the Eiffel Tower and indexing the image as such.
Google says Drive is “built to work seamlessly with your overall Google experience.” The app is available for PC, Mac and Android now. Hit the two videos below for a complete look at how Google Drive will make you seriously consider booting Dropbox.