Software : Google : Drive

Google Drive

(as of 12/7/2016)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Access through Google+ account
  • 15 GB of storage space for free users
  • View a wide variety of popular files, such as .DOCX and .JPG
  • Share files for convenient collaboration
  • Create documents and download as files, such as .PPTX and .XLSX.
  • Compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices

Google Drive is a web and desktop application suite that allows you to create, edit, share, and store files. You can upload files and access the applications with a Google+ account.

Drive offers 15 GB of storage for free users with the option to upgrade to more storage space. You can also install Drive on your desktop computer or mobile device for convenient uploading. After uploading your files, you can organize them into folders and choose to share the documents with others with read-only or read/write permissions.

Drive comes with several tools for creating and editing office-related file types. Google Docs is used for viewing and editing documents, Google Sheets is used for viewing and editing spreadsheets, and Google Slides is used for viewing and editing presentations. Some of the popular file formats supported by these tools include .DOCX, .ODT, .PPTX, .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, .XLSX, .CSV, and .TXT. Drive also allows multiple users to collaboratively work on files at the same time, which is helpful for team projects such as reports or presentations.

Google Drive is a great assistant for users looking to store files on the web and remotely collaborate with others. Its integration with other Google features, such as Gmail and Google+ Photos, makes it even more useful for organizing important files. If you are looking for a reliable cloud storage and document collaboration tool, you should try Google Drive.

▶ Primary file extension

.GDOC – Google Drive Document

▶ Other file extensions used by Google Drive 1

Supported File Types
.GDRAWGoogle Drive Drawing
.GFORMGoogle Drive Form
.GLINKGoogle Drive External File Shortcut
.GMAPGoogle Drive My Map
.GSHEETGoogle Drive Spreadsheet
.GSLIDESGoogle Drive Presentation
.GTABLEGoogle Drive Fusion Table
Additional Related File Formats
.3GPP3GPP Media File
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BMPBitmap Image File
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.CSVComma Separated Values File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Open XML Document
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.FLVAnimate Video File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MTSAVCHD Video File
.ODSOpenDocument Spreadsheet
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.PAGESPages Document
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PHPPHP Source Code File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PPTPowerPoint Presentation
.PPTXPowerPoint Open XML Presentation
.PSPostScript File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SVGScalable Vector Graphics File
.TIFTagged Image File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TSVTab Separated Values File
.TTFTrueType Font
.TXTPlain Text File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WMVWindows Media Video File
.XLSExcel Spreadsheet
.XLSXMicrosoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet
.XPSXML Paper Specification File
.ZIPZipped File

Updated: December 7, 2016