Google Drive Tips and Tricks: How to Improve Your Experience


Google Drive has become one of the best file storage services, with over 800 million active users monthly, and almost three billion files uploaded every day. The service is an incredibly helpful tool for staying organized thanks to its features.

Google’s mighty search skills are embedded in Drive and offer the most excellent speed, reliability, and performance. At the same time, some features use AI to predict what you’re looking for and provide you the most relevant results. But that’s not all. There are many other features and ways to improve your Google Drive experience. Here is what you need to know. 

Find Any Files in a Matter of Seconds

Instead of searching through all your files in Google Drive, you can head straight to the search bar, and look for all your answers there. The results will pop up in a matter of seconds!

Keep Track of All Your Edits From Your Inbox

One of the best things about Google Drive is that it allows you to make suggestions, comments, and tag email addresses to any files you share with your contacts. And if you choose to receive email notifications about those updates, you will always be up-to-date.

Convert Microsoft Documents to Google Quickly

The Office Editing for Sheets, Docs, and Slides Chrome extension is very useful, especially when someone sends you an Excel spreadsheet or a Word document. With only a few clicks, Google Drive can convert the file to Google’s format. Neat!

Backup and Sync the Files to Any Device

Google’s Backup and Sync tool automatically allows you to upload and store any files from your computer so that you can access them later from any other device. 

Useful Shortcuts

Google Drive has lots of keyboard shortcuts that can save you both time and clicks. Try “Cmd” and “/” on a Mac, or “Ctrl” and “/” on a Windows or Chromebook. 

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