Your files are now stored in Google Drive, and you can access them anytime at drive.google.com. Just like before, you can upload, edit, share, and create files online. But with Google Drive, you can access your files wherever you are, from any device. And you can work with even more file types by installing Google Drive apps.
To access all of your files, folders, and Google Docs, you have three options:
- Sign into Google Drive on the web at drive.google.com.
- Open the Google Drive folder on your computer (created when you install Google Drive for your Mac or PC).
- Go to the Google Drive mobile app on your Android or iOS device.
What's the same
If you've used Google Docs, some things in Google Drive will be familiar.
- Create Google Docs by clicking the red Create button.
- Share with exactly who you want — without email attachments.
- Search or sort your list of files, folders, and Google Docs.
- Preview files and Google Docs.
- Collections are now called folders.
- More things have been added to the Settings menu, including upload settings.
- The left navigation has new views:
- My Drive
- Shared with me
- The Home view is gone. Instead, use My Drive to organize all of your files, folders, and Google Docs.
What’s completely new
- Sync files between all of your devices with Google Drive for your Mac or PC.
- View and search Google Drive on the web in a visual way with grid view.
- Add a file to a folder by clicking the folder icon within a file or Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
- Work with more file types by installing Google Drive apps from the Chrome Web Store.
Use Google Drive with other Google products
- Share a photo stored in Google Drive directly in Google+.
- Search for images using keywords — without tagging your photos. Google Drive uses Google Goggles technology to recognize familiar things and places.