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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
11 years ago6,930 views

Ahhh! Will they just get on with it?

Am I the only one waiting for a product from Google that makes everything else work together?

It all seems so disjointed at the minute.

This might be it!

Deltapi [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

seems more a Lost episode trailer.

more suspense!

Dave [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I hope you're right James

Shuelin [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Please let this happen, it will be a welcome change to our computing.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Adobe air 1.5 code named "cosmo"... any connection???

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I hope not...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I think Amethyst is the name of the extra storage management : www.google.com/accounts/Manage ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yes, that's what I thought when I first read it too Luka. Have you ever heard it called that before?

Jack [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

All of that is already available with Olipo plugins (I store my files on Gmail, my photos on Picasa, other stuff on Box.net, and all is agreggated in my Olipo drive).

olipo.net (click 'go' and check the plugins you need)
I use the 'Gdrive on Gmail', 'Picasa', 'Box.net', 'Flickr' and 'RSS' plugins.

[Unlinked – Tony]

GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

An awesome investigation!! thanks a lot. Dropbox does the trick for me but a GDrive really seems like a a good idea

Martin [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I really don't get the point. What's so special about the GDrive if there's Dropbox, Zumodrive, etc. around the internet. All that GDrive offers is nothing new. Everyone has a text processing software, thus everyone can edit her files. With Wuala, you can even edit them in the furthest away internet cafes in Cambodia and you can create Webshow with one click. I don't see a reason to use Picasa + GDrive + Google Apps so long as there's Wuala + MS / Open Office.

Could someone please explain me the advantages of the first option over the latter?

Mobista [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Few advantages:
Several users can edit the same document at the same time (up to 220 users on a spreadsheet, I think)
You can read your documents on mobile devices.
You can have "smart" features, such as the GoogleLookup functions (google.com/support/writely/bin ...), smart mapping of addresses using a Google Maps gadget on your spreadsheet, you can use your own gadgets, etc.
You have neither to send a document nor to sync it, just give access and send the URL
Publishing a document on the web can't be easier

Full name [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Ever thought about that this is and will only be for Google employees? lol Way too late for Google to release such a product... MS and others have it since ages...

Mobista [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Full name
Really? Where can I use such services?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mobista,

Microsoft has something called Windows Live Drive, but I don't think it integrates Pics, Docs etc like GDrive might

KMB [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

"More Signs of a Google Webdrive" in the CSS-file for Google Apps control panel.
googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009 ...


www.google.com/a/cpanel/resour ...


Luka [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

^^ Yataaaaa

Funny man [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Amethyst is a Canadian dancer that works as entertainer at Googleplex. No idea why they plan to integrate her, or how that would be done.

Dave B [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

Will he have it by the summer? Tracking this prediction at Nostradamical here – [nostradamical.com/predictions/entertainment/107- entertainment-prediction-will-google-s-famed-gdrive-be- with-us-by-the-summer-]

KMB [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

Or maybe Google doesn't has any plans to release a webdrive, or only for Google Apps premium-customers?
Eg Blogger have been in the CSS-file for a long time without any release, and video and postini is only for premium customers.
blogoscoped.com/forum/125332.h ...

#services
a.startpage
a.email
a.chat
a.calendar
a.webpages
a.docs
a.blogger
a.sites
a.postini
a.webdrive
a.video
a.salesforce
a.appengine
a.contacts

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