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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
7 years ago7,205 views

Let's say you're about to make a very important presentation to a prospective client on the other side of the country. Before you depart on your business trip, you download all of your presentation materials and InDesign® hand-outs onto your trusty thumbdrive. Just in case, you also email the files to yourself.
But while you're in the air, your colleagues back at the office are making last minute edits to the files and your copies are now out of date. Worse yet, when you arrive at your destination, you realize you left your thumbdrive at home.
Sound familiar? The good news is that things are about to become a whole lot easier.
Over the next couple of weeks, we are rolling out the ability for Google Apps users to easily upload and securely share any type of file internally and externally using Google Docs. You get 1 GB of storage per user, and you can upload files up to 250 MB in size.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Source?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

google gram

postings should go online soon at googleblog

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Cool, thanks ~ Sounds like GDrive is finally here!

dan [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

What is google gram?

jeremy [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

yep, I'm wondering what google gram is too! :)

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Nice, but 1GB is not much. SkyDrive from Microsoft has 25 GB per user.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Techcrunch : techcrunch.com/2010/01/12/goog ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #


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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Via Techcrunch:

<< Regular users have 1 GB of free storage and can purchase more for $0.25/GB. Enterprise customer pay higher prices, starting at $17/year for 5 GB. There are no bandwidth charges. >>

I hope the storage is compatible with the additional paid storage plan that I already have from Google for Picasa Web Albums and Gmail... The pricing plan is the same: www.google.com/accounts/Purcha ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I hope so too! I'm so happy to have 20 Gio for 1$ / year : usefull at last!

Remember ? blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ... (Used to be 6 Gio but 20 Gio now, and still 1 $) :)

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Official Post: googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<< Instead of emailing files to yourself, which is particularly difficult with large files, you can upload to Google Docs any file up to 250 MB. You'll have 1 GB of free storage for files you don't convert into one of the Google Docs formats (i.e. Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations), and if you need more space, you can buy additional storage for $0.25 per GB per year. This makes it easy to backup more of your key files online, from large graphics and raw photos to unedited home videos taken on your smartphone. You might even be able to replace the USB drive you reserved for those files that are too big to send over email.

Combined with shared folders, you can store, organize, and collaborate on files more easily using Google Docs. For example, if you are in a club or PTA working on large graphic files for posters or a newsletter, you can upload them to a shared folder for collaborators to view, download, and print.

You can also search for document files you've uploaded or that have been shared with you just like you do with your Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs. And you'll be able to view many common document file types with the Google Docs viewer. >>

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

And that's great news, it IS compatible with the "shared" additional storage plan!

This page was just updated too: picasa.google.com/support/bin/ ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Here's the Enterprise Blog Post just posted: googleenterprise.blogspot.com/ ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

And here's the post from Google Blog: googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Via the Google Enterprise Blog post:

<< Google Apps Premier Edition users can also use the Google Documents List Data API to upload files to Google Docs in batch, or purchase applications offered by third parties that enable you to migrate and sync your files to Google Docs:

Memeo Connect for Google Apps is a new desktop application that offers an easy way to access, migrate, and synchronize files to Google Docs across multiple computers. (PC and Mac) >>

The Memeo Connect website says it's available January 18th.

memeoconnect.com


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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

The only thing that's kind of a bummer is that if you upload AND convert your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files so that they can be edited online in Google Docs, those files will NOT get the new 250 MB files size limit... They will still be limited to the rather small files sizes that previously existed.

In a nutshell:

-Docs: Each doc can have a maximum size of 500K, plus up to 2MB per embedded image to be converted to Google Docs format.

-Spreadsheets: Each spreadsheet can be up to 256 columns, 200,000 cells, or 100 sheets, whichever is reached first, to be converted to Google Docs format. There's no limit on rows.

-Presentations: Files in .ppt and .pps formats can have a maximum size of 10MB or 200 slides to be converted to Google Docs format; files uploaded from the Web can be up to 2MB.

-Stored files: Files that you store but don't convert to Google Docs can be up to 250MB each.

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jeremy [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Also, it seems like we can't expect to have a dropbox-like application to synchronize our docs with a folder like memeoconnect.com will offer.

The function that allow to upload any file type via API is only available for Google Apps Premier Edition accounts.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I'm hoping that Google will release a dropbox-like synchronization tool for regular Google Docs users at some point in the future...

But storing any type of file is a great first step.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Picasa syncs with Picasa Web Albums... So maybe now that Google Docs can store any type of file, they'll merge the Google Docs product and the Picasa Web Albums product together and then offer a utility that not only syncs your images, but all file types from your computer to your "GDrive" :)

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

GDrive finally being here: Awesome.

But I get 2.75GB from Dropbox (after 3 friends joined) and it syncs to a folder on my PC/Laptop.

I can't see me using this as file storage, but I'll keep using Google Docs.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<< Google Docs now allows users to upload any type of file! Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be rolling out the same feature in the Documents List Data API. For now, uploading arbitrary files via the API will be restricted to Google Apps Premier domains. >>

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I can see the new upload interface now in my Google Docs account!

docs.google.com/DocAction?acti ...

John [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Just got the feature rolled out to my account. Uploaded an image and a zip file and both worked perfectly. Pretty cool feature. Can't wait to see what people come up with using the API.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Got it hear as well. I had tried uploading a 90mb file, but my Wifi connection dropped out halfway though :(Just uploaded a small zip file, which worked.

Dear Google:
Any chance you could swap my GMail and GDrive storage allocations? :P

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #


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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Looks like Google was listening 2 years ago when Luka made this GDrive Mockup!!

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #


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Luka [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Gmail / Talk and Google Voice still missing :)

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

>> Gmail / Talk and Google Voice still missing

Give 'em 2 more years :D

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]mbegin @jeremy
<<I'm hoping that Google will release a dropbox-like synchronization tool for regular Google Docs users at some point in the future...>>

Here's my guess:

Google has launched Chrome and Android to never have to develop another piece of software ever again.

As long as they can run their online businesses, they won't code any thing "offline" anymore.

Now, if an online service A needs an offline feature B that neither HTML5, a Chrome extension nor an Android app can provide...

Google will either:
a) change the A so that B is unnecessary;
b) let the third-parties do B through APIs;
c) or change HTML5, Chrome or Android

Which means that either:
a) we don't need this GDrive plugin and they're testing us;
b) developers will provide us with third-party plugins;
c) or Chrome will support native sync.

But no official Google "plugin" in any way :)

Above 32 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Nick Spacek [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

I received the upload feature but unlike @John, I wasn't able to upload .zip files. Or .js, .mp3. It did let me upload .html and a .png.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Did your .zip include an .exe?

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

7 years ago #

[put at-character here]Nick Spacek:
   *.html & *.png file are allowed to upload for a long time. If the "upload feature" your said means the multiple files uploader, it was launched few months ago.

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   I'm curious about how this works with Google Docs Offline.

Jared Cherup [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I just got this yesterday. But it's not showing me a storage quota for Docs. Only Gmail and Picasa.

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