Google Docs Introduces New (super helpful) Features
For months, rumors had been spreading that Google would being accommodating more file types in Google Documents and would increasing the amount of storage space available for users. A couple weeks ago, the rumors became a reality.
now allows users to upload, store, access and share their files through
the popular Google Docs. In the past, uploaded files were automatically
converted to one of three Google Doc types (word processing documents,
spreadsheets, and presentations). With the new features, you will now
be able to upload any file type whether it be a Microsoft document, an
Open Office document, an image, a video file or audio clip. In short,
the application is giving you a taste of cloud computing. Store your
files remotely and access them anywhere you have internet access.
other big change is the introduction of more storage space. The service
offers 1 GB of storage completely free of charge and the option of
buying additional space for $0.25 per GB. Based on the ever-increasing
storage space given to gmail users, this move doesn't come as much of a
If you're interested in trying to service, you don't
need to worry about switching email addresses or signing up for a lot
of new services. You can simply sign up for a Google account
using your current email address. Google's changes reflect a larger
shift in personal computing which is beginning to really take off. The
ability to store your files in "the cloud" gives users more flexibility while still (ideally) protecting personal files.