google_drive

Google Drive

☀☀☀☀☀ Google Drive works on PC’s, Android or iOS, offering 15 gigabytes of free storage, more if you pay. All files uploaded to Google Drive are backed up. Changes to files are saved automatically as you produce slideshows, documents, spreadsheets and more. Invite others (by email) to work on a document at the same time. My journalism course (Innovation Tools 494) uses it in and out of class. In today’s world, people don’t have to physically be together to work on a project.  — Sarah Hunt

☀☀☀☀ I need apps that put my desktop into my phone. Google Drive is a collaborative tool that links all your projects from Docs, Sheets, Slides and Photos on the Google server. Write a document on your laptop, edit it on your phone. Grant permission for others to work on the same project. Click on a file and it seamlessly opens in the right software. The app could be better though, if auxiliary apps were not needed. For example, documents in Google Drive cannot be edited without the Google Docs app. Still, if collaboration is your goal, I recommend Google Drive over Dropbox. — Hailey Koebrick