Google Docs is the leading solution provider for storing the files online and editing the files online. The other storage providers like sugarsync or dropbox offers only the bulk data backup and the syncing of files across the different devices. They don’t provide the option to edit your files over the internet.
Fortunately, Google Docs has started as the online editor for the desktop software MS-Word and MS-Excel. Google Docs has evolved from the very basic online editor to integrate several file formats support to their offering.
Open Google Docs Account
Most probably you would have the gmail id. You can use the same account to create and store the files and your google docs account. If you want the separate account, then create another google id and start using the google docs. You can access the google docs in the url https://docs.google.com. It would look like the following screen.
Upload the files
This feature has been recently added to the google docs. It was only the online editor, but google forward it will be more of storing the data and edit the file over internet. Also this files can be easily integrated to other google’s services like GMail, Blogger, etc. If you look into the below screen, it has the option to upload the files and folders. Also the storage size of the google docs allotted for you. If you need more storage, you can buy it from google.
Create and Edit different file formats
The following are the list of formats they support for the online view and editing.
- Word Document
- Table data
- Form data
- Acrobat Reader(PDF)
If you are uploading files in the any of the above format, then it will be automatically converted to the google docs account. It means later you will be able to open the file in browser and edit the files. It removes the need for installing the software in your desktop. One of the advantage is that google has started integrating this facility to other google services. In future, there is no need for installing the software in the desktop, everything can be viewed in the browser.
Share with your friends
You can share your files with your friends. You can provide the permission as edit or view only mode.
What makes the google docs stand out from the other companies. It is the never ending innovation from Google. Yes, online applications can be locally editable and sync with the internet once you enable the internet. It makes complete freedom from installing the desktop software. This feature is in the beta version and making lot of improvements.
Buy more storage
If you have reached the maximum space in the account, you have the option for increasing your online space buy paying the yearly premium to the Google. Compare to other providers, Google is offering very cheap price.
If you are using the google’s various product and not aware of this one, please make use of it today. Hope this provides lot of help to the readers for uploading their files.