Everyone gets 5GB of storage free. Other price points are:
- $2.49/month – 25 GB
- $4.99/month – 100GB
- $49.99/month – 1 TB (yes, 1000 GB)
Sure to be a major competitor to DropBox, as their prices beat out any competitor that I know of (if you know otherwise, let me know).
The new Google Drive service is available for PC / Mac, and Android devices currently. iPhone and iPad apps are sure to follow soon. Full integration with Google Docs is sure to push adoption of the technology (the instant sharing of edits is a great feature for remote collaboration).
I’ve recommended Google Docs to a few companies for a make shift intranet.
It has shared folders, searching, easy access online/offline — but have had some issues with the Google Docs limits. Until now, Google Docs would translate any file you uploaded to a Google document. That meant converting excel spreadsheets to an online editable spreadsheet. This is nice, except that it had strict size limits on these documents if they would be edited online (of course).
Many people didn’t specifically want this functionality, but wanted to distribute documents on the intranet.
Google Docs finally lets you choose not to convert an upload to be edited online…
Web developers are constantly fighting the IE6 battle.
We don’t want to support it, but all too often IE6 represents 10% of our client’s visitors — and you can’t tell a client they can’t talk to 10% of their visitors. If it’s an ecommerce site that could be a 10% decrease in sales.
Recently many large sites have announced the looming demise of Internet Explorer 6. Site’s such as Google Docs, Google Sites, YouTube (surprise, a Google company), and many others. Rumors are spreading this will include Gmail, Google Calendar, and other Google products too (maybe the sacred Google Search).