Tag Archives: Google Docs

Google Drive slashes storage prices, costs way less than Dropbox

One more benefit of doing business in the cloud: inexpensive upgrades.

When Google introduced Drive two years ago, it offered 5GB for free, 25GB for $2.49 per month, 100GB for $4.99 per month, and 1TB for $49.99 per month. Google boosted the free tier to 15GB last year, and now users can rent much more than a terabyte. 10TB costs $99.99 per month, 20TB costs $199.99 per month, and 30TB costs $299.99 per month.

via Google Drive slashes storage prices, costs way less than Dropbox | Ars Technica.

Google Apps update alerts: New sharing settings in Google Docs

This is good information to share around your organization, to either take advantage of, or to avoid accidentally misusing.  New sharing settings in Google Docs:

Private: Private docs are accessible only to people or groups you’ve explicitly invited to the file. Anyone trying to access the file will have to sign in to verify that they have access to the file.

People at your organization with the link: Docs set to this option are accessible to anyone inside the domain who knows the URL of the file. If you also select the ‘Allow anyone to edit’ option, anyone with the URL will be able to view and edit your file. This option allows you to easily copy and paste the file’s link into chat, email and calendar invites.

People at your organization can find and access: Docs set to this option will be indexed by Google Docs search and may be opened by anyone in your organization.

If your Google Apps administrator allows sharing outside of your organization, you will also be able to make a file Public on the web or available to Anyone with the link (no sign in required). Administrators can also control the default visibility setting from the control panel.

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Google Apps update alerts: More ways to search in Google Docs with new search operators

Here’s some handy-dandy new search shortcuts that’ll be nearly impossible for the executives to remember!

How to access what’s new:

In the Docs list search box, you can now find your documents by using the following new search operators

:- Type of doc: type:{document, spreadsheet, presentation}

– Docs edited before or after a certain day: [ before:YYYY-MM-DD ]

– Docs owned by foo: [ owner:foo ]

– Docs with foo in the title: [ title:foo ]; [ subject:foo ] does the same thing

For more information:
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=50094

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Google Docs uploads improvements

Google’s been busy making improvements to Docs!

First, they expanded the storage space to allow you to upload any type of file to the cloud with Google Docs, then Google updated the Documents List API to allow any file type to be uploaded, and now they’ve added these new features:

  • Thumbnail view in the Docs List which allows you to preview your Docs.
  • Spelling correction when searching for a doc.
  • Upload any file limit increased from 250MB to 1GB.

The API can be used by Premiere edition only, but the other improvements are available on all versions of Google Apps.  All this, with no price change!