I'm migrating most of my cloud storage and sharing to Google Drive. Being able to upload files to Drive and send links automatically from Gmail will be a total 'click-saver' as I go through this process several times a day, every day, to send files via email.
I currently use a mix of private FTP servers (still always will for some client & business content), Google Drive, and a paid subscription to Dropbox. I was hoping that iCloud from Apple could work, but I have one laptop that can't be upgraded to use it. Also, I don't like not being able to get my files when I'm out and on other machines as I can't always access a Mac.
As a small business, I will need to purchase more Google Drive space because I use cloud storage in place of a file server. No sense paying for a server and related upkeep and tech support when Google offers products I can use just fine. (Besides, my husband IS my tech support guru – he is a software developer and architect – but I don't pay him!)
I'd like to upgrade my Gmail account to Google Apps, but actually want to keep my @gmail.com mail address. Is that even possible??
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Google has integrated Drive with Gmail, enabling 10GB file transfers
Google integrates Drive with Gmail, enabling 10GB file transfers
Users can now send files from Google Drive 400 times larger than is possible in a traditional attachment. Read this article by Casey Newton on CNET News.
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1. Google apps is connected to an organisation's domain. So your email id will be email@example.com etc.
2. Your gmail id will still be available.
3. you could also evaluate using a service such as http://spanning.com/backup/ to backup files, emails and sites.
4. The improved combination of drive and email does make things more convenient.
About time. Sky drive has been integrated into Hotmail for ages now with even more features over the years. Hmmmhmmm nice Google..!!!
Wow thanks +syamant sandhir for the info! I know you usually need to map a domain for a Google Apps email address, I just really use two – my Gmail account and my professional business account. I'm not willing to give that domain up to Google no matter how much I love them <grin>. (We have our own email servers and web / app hosting servers it lives on.)