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Google Drive components

The Google Drive service is made up of several components, including:

  • Google Drive on the web, an online interface to view your Google Drive contents.

  • Google Drive sync client, an application for Windows and Mac computers that lets you sync files between your computer and Google Drive on the web.

  • Google Drive mobile apps, to access your Drive on your mobile device, at any time and any place.

  • Google Drive storage plans, which provide 15 GB, 30 GB, or unlimited free storage for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. You can also purchase additional storage at very competitive rates.

Google Drive is a great place to access and create Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are web-based editors to create, edit, and share Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. There are also editors for drawings and forms. The suite of Google's web-based editors is referred to as Google Docs editors.

Google Drive and Google Docs editors are tightly integrated, but they are different apps that can be used separately, too. Although they are separate apps, as an administrator, you manage both Google Drive and Google Docs editors on the Admin console under the Drive and Docs service.

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