BitTorrent vs Google Drive
Last updated: February 08, 2018
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2018 - Google Drive added comments to Microsoft Office files
Google Drive makes it easier for teams and agencies to use a mix of G Suite and Microsoft Office while working with their colleagues and customers. From now Google Drive users can easily comment on Office files, PDFs and images in the Drive preview pane without having to use (and potentially pay for) tools like Microsoft Office or Acrobat Reader — or having to convert them to Google Docs, Sheets or Slides files. That’s not quite the real-time commenting feature you get from G Suite or Office 365, but it’s still better than having to constantly convert documents back and forth between Office and G Suite. Thereby Google Drive is now more interoperable if compared vs OneDrive
2017 - Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users
Google launched a new desktop application for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream, which is now available to G Suite customers. The app will serve as a replacement for the Google Drive desktop app that will be shut down next year. A key difference between the consumer application and the enterprise version is the option for administrative control. Company I.T. departments starting today will see the settings for Drive File Stream appear in the Admin Console for their version of G Suite, says Google. This will allow them to configure and distribute the solution for their domain, including turning sync on, specifying how the software is installed, disabling Google Update if the company prefers manual updates, and managing other settings. Thereby Google Drive becomes more safe if compared vs Wiggio
2017 - Google Drive gets a new Backup & Sync desktop app - a new advantage over Amazon WorkDocs
Google launched its new Backup and Sync app for both Mac and PC, which aims to help users more easily back up the files and photos on their computer. The utility is meant to replace the older Google Photos desktop app, as well as the Google Drive client applications. The new tool offers a simple user interface, where you’ll first sign into your Google account, then select the folders you want Google to continually back up to Google Drive. In addition to backing up files on your desktop computer, the new software also can be used to back up photos from USB-connected devices, like cameras, as well as SD cards. For business users Google is planning to release a new enterprise-focused solution called Drive File Stream, which will roll out to all G Suite users later this year.
2017 - Google updated Drive with a focus on its business users. WeTransfer keeps calm
Google introduced several updates to its online file storage service Google Drive, which all aim to make it more useful for the company’s business and enterprise users. To better support the enterprise, though, Google is mostly focusing on making Drive a better service for teams. That means Team Drives, Google’s solution for enterprise file sharing that launched in preview last year, is now generally available, for example. During the preview, which lasted about six months, the team identified a number of issues, especially around permissions, that it needed to fix ahead of a general launch, and it’s now ready to open the project up to all businesses. Also generally available now is Google Vault for Drive, which offers tools to support the archiving and data retention needs of large enterprises, especially in regulated industries.
2016 - Google Drive gets intelligent search. Wiggio keeps calm
Google Drive is getting a new search that understands natural language and can autocorrect your search query by suggesting corrections to misspelled search terms. For example, you can search your documents by saying things like “find my budget spreadsheet from last December” or “show me presentations from Anissa”. The feature will improve over time, too, so the results will become more accurate with more frequent use. The new feature probably means that soon Google also will add voice interface to Google Drive.
2015 - BitTorrent released an app for sharing photos between platforms
BitTorrent, the popular peer-to-peer file sharing service launched an app called BitTorrent Shoot, focused completely on sharing photos between platforms. So an iPhone can send photos to an Android phone or to a Windows phone (or vice versa,) instantly and easily, according to VentureBeat. It does this by taking an unconventional approach to file sharing. Instead of uploading the images to the cloud, the files are shared directly between devices. The receiving phone scans a QR code generated on the phone that's about to transfer the files. Because files are shared directly, even larger transfers should download quickly. The app is free, but after you share your third batch of photos, there will be a one-time $2 charge to keep sending more. Only the sender will be charged, it'll be free for the person on the receiving end.
2014 - Google Drive adds OpenDocument support, sending files as attachments to keep up competition with Evernote
Google is rolling out a series of updates for its cloud-based storage service Google Drive. Gmail users will now be able to share Drive documents as attachments that are sent as part of email files. That’s useful in case the person receiving the document doesn’t have permission to view the file in Google Drive or if you delete the file from Drive at a later time. Google also added support for importing all three major ODF (Open) file formats: .odt files for documents, .ods for spreadsheets, and .odp for presentations. That change will make it easier for users to work with files from other open source productivity suites such as LibreOffice. On Android, Drive users will also be able to search for files using voice commands within the Google search app. A user could say, “OK, Google — search for holiday letter on Drive,” for instance.
2014 - BitTorrent to unveil Pro version of its file sync service to fight DropBox
BitTorrent is taking the wraps off the next phase of its strategy to turn its peer-to-peer file sharing network into a revenue-generating business, and compete more squarely against cloud-based services like Dropbox. In 2015, it will introduce the Pro version of its file-sync product called Sync for $39.99/year. And, expanding on some of the file-sending functionality of Sync, BitTorrent will introduce a new mobile app focused specifically on large files. As point of price comparison, BitTorrent says services from Dropbox, Microsoft and Google that are comparable to Sync cost from $83.99/year and up.
2014 - Google Drive for desktop now allows to launch files in preferred applications to defeate OneDrive
File storage service Google Drive now allows users to more easily launch the files they have saved in the cloud using their preferred desktop applications. The feature is available as an optional Chrome extension. Once installed, users will be able to right-click on applications stored in Google Drive and open them using a compatible application on their computer. Users must also have the latest version of the Drive app for Mac or PC installed and their files synced to the computer in order for the extension to work. Google says the new extension is rolling out over the next several days.
2014 - Google launched Drive for Work with unlimited storage to take on Box
On Monday Microsoft tried to surprise the public having doubled the free and paid cloud storage limits in OneDrive. But Google made it more effective. Google released the enterprise version of its file storage and sync tool Google Drive for Work, which for $10/month provides UNLIMITED cloud storage. And to make a little more fun of the competitors, Google increased the maximum file size to 5 TERABITES (of course, if you find such a file somewhere). In addition, the business version of Drive meets the enterprise security requirements and provides every file encryption, logging every file access, 99.9% availability. Also it added Office Compatibility mode which allows you to edit MS Office documents in their native format. Google Drive for Work is included in the Google Apps suite, so if you pay for it - you get the other apps (GMail, Hangouts, Sites ...) for free.