Google is now releasing a 5gb cloud-storage service similar to Apple’s Icloud service. This new service will integrate with Google Docs and will give you the ability to access your files anywhere and share documents with your colleagues! This is a great feature that were excited about at the Pearl White Media office, we are always looking for a way to share files among our designers and our developers in the easiest and simplest method possible.

Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, which means you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Once you’ve shared content with someone else, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and you’ll receive notifications when other people comment the items you’ve shared.

There is a new interesting featured called “smart tagging” which allows you to tag items on your drive. For example if you uploaded a website design called “Company Design” to your drive then next time you do a search it will bring up the company’s files.

Also built in is image recognition & OCR technology (Optical character recognition). OCR is a cool feature especially for our Pearl White Media team, we can scan in client’s documents and the OCR will recognize the text and convert it to a word document. This will save us a lot of time since we usually would need to retype the text for the client.

The drive can be installed anywhere (PC,MAC,Android, tablet etc.) and is being offered to everyone for free for 5GB. If you need more then 5GB they offer upgrade services at a monthly charge.

You can check out Google Drive for yourself at the service’s brand-new homepage.