Are you getting enough out of Google Drev? Maybe you just use the program on the PC, and rarely in the browser. But Google Drive can do much more than that.
Google Drev has become the place where many of us share files, word processor, author spreadsheets and generally manage many of our files.
You probably do too. But are you getting the most out of the service?
In this short article, we present five smart tricks that let you use Google’s digital storage space in a better and more efficient way.
1. Use Google’s browser add-on
Did you know that you can save websites, browser screenshots and other relevant information from the web directly to Google Drev.
It just requires you to install a small browser add-on. Download the Save to Google Drive add-on via this link .
2. Chat while editing a document Google drev
If you and a friend collaborate on editing a document, you can chat about it directly in Google Drive.
Click on the chat icon at the top right (a man with a speech bubble), select Write comment and you’re good to go.
3. Use hotkeys everywhere
Most of us like to use shortcuts on the PC, but may hold back in the browser.
There is no need for that in Google Drive, as many common shortcuts work. Google itself has made a list of shortcuts. Find the overview here .
You can also easily get the list of shortcuts in Google Drev with the shortcut Shift + / when you use Google Drive in your browser.
4. Change the color of documents and folders
With many documents and folders in the cloud, it can be difficult to maintain an overview. Color codes are therefore a good idea.
You simply right-click on the file or folder and select Change Colour. Then you can more easily shortcut the folders from each other.
5. Extract text from images
Did you know that Google Drive (or specifically Google Docs) has text recognition?
This means that text from images you have on your Drev can be recognized and turned into editable and searchable text that you can work on in Google Docs. When you upload image files or PDFs to Google Drev, simply choose to open the document in Google Docs, and the image will automatically be converted to text.
New Google Drev program for Pc
By the way, did you know that Google Drev for the PC has become new and better?
Now, for example, it is possible to have access to your files in Explorer without them taking up space on the hard Drev.