Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service by Google. Google Drive is now the home of Google Docs, a suite of productivity applications that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Google Drive gives all users 5 GB of cloud storage to start with. A user can get additional storage, which is shared between Picasa and Google Drive, from 25 GB up to 16 TB through a monthly paid subscription plan. Google Drive is available for PC and Mac, Chrome OS, iPhone and iPad, and for Android devices. Google Drive is available everywhere on the web, at home, at office and on the go.
Google Docs is Google’s software as a service office suite. Documents, spreadsheets, presentations can be created with Google Docs, imported through the web interface, or sent via email. Documents are automatically saved to Google’s servers to prevent data loss. Documents can be tagged and archived for organizational purposes. Microsoft Office documents can be edited offline and synchronized later when online. Google Cloud Sync maintains previous Microsoft Office document versions and allows multiple users to collaborate by working on the same document at the same time. Google Drawings allows users to collaborate creating, sharing, and editing images and drawings.