We have been hearing about the Google ‘GDrive’ for quite some time now, although the new service that Google has added to its Google Docs is not actually called GDrive.
Google has added the option to upload any type of file and store it in Google Docs, which until yesterday the only type of file you could store were documents, spreadsheets, presentations and PDFs.
Now you can add any file up to 250MB to your Google Docs, and you get up to 1GB of storage free every year, if you go over this amount Google will charge you a very reasonable 24-cents per gigabyte per year.
“This is not the ‘GDrive,’” a Google (GOOG) spokesperson explained. “We’ve been continuing to expand on the types of files that can be uploaded to Docs. We started with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Later we enabled upload, view and share of PDFs. This launch builds on internal work that we’ve been doing for some time.”
It certainly will make Google Docs a lot more useful being able to store any type of file, and not limited to just office type documents.