Google bringing cloud storage to the masses with GDocs?

26 September 2011

Bitterwallet - Google Me! Everything’s up in ‘the cloud’ these days as we all move towards storing our data somewhere that we can’t even see or touch. Trusting lot aren’t we?

There’s a few options for you, the computing consumer, if you want to store stuff in the cloud, with Dropbox tending to be the most popular. But now, predictably, it looks as though Google are ready to get in on the act and get their hands on our special goodies.

It’s looking likely that Google Docs could be rebranded as Google Drive or GDrive sooner rather than later, as few Google users are using Docs for anything other than the files they actually use in Docs. If that doesn’t make sense then you’re definitely missing out.

One of the main problems is that Docs only has a starting storage capacity of 1GB, as compared to Dropbox’s 20GB. To get to 20GB, you have to give Google some money. We’ll have to wait and see if more storage is allowed once GDrive is properly launched.

According to TechCrunch, the new service will also have syncing capabilities, so you’ll be able to access your files from whichever of your devices you are using, like you can now with Dropbox. Which is an enormous boon, and here at Bitterwallet, we’re always on the lookout for enormous boons.

We’ll wait and see how this one pans out. In the meantime, why not tell us which cloud-based storage service YOU use, as well as the wrongest file you’ve got stored in there. You know what we’re talking about...

TOPICS:   Technology


  • Tomass
    Dropbox’s 20GB? You get 2GB for free, and have to jump through hoops to get more for free, and have a student email to get anywhere near 20GB.
  • Andrew
    @ Tomass, I didn't realise student's got extra space with dropbox. Thanks for the heads up!
  • Jason M.
    heres on for you then:

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