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5 apps you can connect to Drive

The cloud is here to stay,

and one of the of the popular cloud services is Google’s Drive.

Drive not only allows users to store files, but also create documents, presentations and spreadsheets. You can also share these files and collaborate on them in real-time. To further extend Drive’s capabilities, you can install some pretty cool apps. A recent update makes these apps even more useable.

Starting in mid-February, you might have noticed a slight change to the layout of the drop-down window when your press Create in Google Drive. Now, you see all apps in a list, regardless of if they are Google’s apps (Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, etc.) or from another companies. You can add apps to Drive by:

    1. Opening Drive and pressing Create – located in the left-hand side of the window.
    1. Pressing Connect more apps.
    1. Selecting an app you would like to add to Drive from the pop-up window.
  1. Hovering your mouse over the picture of the app should show more information. PressConnect followed by Ok. You should now see the app when you press Create.

Most of the apps you connect to Drive will allow you to open files, edit and save them directly from Drive. If you connect an image editing app, you can right-click on any image in Drive and tap on the app’s icon to open it using that app.

An app for everyone If you browse for programs to connect to Drive, you will see that there some really great ones that enhance what you can do with Drive. You will find these by pressing Create in Drive followed by Connect more apps. You can search for them by name, but you should see them all on the first page. Here’s five that may help your business:

While many of these apps aren’t free, they are affordable, especially since you can use them directly from Drive, which means there is no need to purchase extra programs. If you find that you don’t want to use apps you have installed, you can remove them by clicking the cog at the top right of the Drive window and selecting Manage Apps. Find the app you no longer want and press Options followed by Disconnect from Drive.

If you would like to learn more about how Drive can help improve your company’s ability to collaborate, why not contact us? We may have a plan that fits your business.

Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org.
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