Moving Google Docs to Google Drive

Google Docs is now offering 5 free gigs of Google Drive when you switch over. What is the Google Drive and should you switch?  That’s up to you, but I did and here’s how and why.

Just like Dropbox, (which I love and use frequently) you can have your private or shared work and projects  up on the cloud and on your hard-drive with access from any mobile device or Internet connection.  In my business, this is a must have, if you’re in business, it will be too.

The differences between the look and feel are very slight and subtle.  However the new options and features are much better and much more useful and efficient.

GOOGLE DOCS                                                   GOOGLE DRIVE
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One of the great features offered by Google drive is that you can download their free app for the PC or Mac to sync your online docs and projects easily and efficiently.

Once you download the and install the application, the option to sync is immediately available or you can use the drag and drop feature to move and organize your files.

Whether you are sharing files or just using the Google drive as a cloud based storage for online access, it’s a really great deal since it’s free.

Setting Up or Switching to Google Drive:

This is even easier than setting up your Google account was.  Just go to your Google Docs and click on the “Try Google Drive” option, or you can get more details and do a little more research here on the homepage of Google Drive.

Switching or moving from Google Docs to Google Drive is really just a two-step process.


Lastly, don’t forget to download Google Drive’s App for your PC or MAC.

2 comments on “Moving Google Docs to Google Drive”

  1. victor lund Reply

    Download and set up took less than a minute. I moved my DocBox files over to google drive with a drag and drop – only took seconds.

    After that, disappointment ensued. I opened a powerpoint presentation and the formatting was messed up. All of the images in the presentation lost their sizing. I tried to fix it, but could not edit the powerpoint in google.

    Like you, I speak a lot, and many times, I speak for 1 hour or more – which makes big powerpoint presentations. I try to share them at the end of the talk and have used docBox to do that in the past. Does not look like Google Drive will work for this.

    Onto another test. My daughter is a dancer and we capture a lot of her practices on video. I the videos that I moved from DocBox over to google drive were .mov files and Drive would not play them.

    Overall – pretty disappointing.

    • Brad Andersohn Reply

      Great feedback, thanks Victor. I know Google is here watching and listening right now and will hopefully make every attempt possible to improve the customer experience you’ve shared. Thanks.

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