Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service for spreadsheets, documents and images. Google Drive is making finding your documents a lot easier and faster by unleashing the full power of the Google search engine. There are many hidden features like we would not recommend using Google Drive as a backup service, because drive will now save an original copy of any file you convert and edit in Docs, Sheets, or Slides. Saving that document places it on the Drive, and you can share it with other Google users.
Another important feature is if you have a Gmail account, you have a Drive account, with no extra setup necessary to use basic features. Here in this article i am going to list of the Google drive tips and trick that you must know.
If you’re connected to the Internet, you need to access your files or editing documents. In Google’s Chrome browser, first install the official Drive app. Then go to drive.google.com, click the more option in the left-hand menu and select Offline Google Drive is syncing. You don’t have to schedule syncs or force a manual sync. Chrome has the ability to save changes in a document even without the internet.
Google Drive’s Add-ons:
Google Drive add-ons allow you to add all kinds of functionality to your documents. You have to do is go into Google Spreadsheet or Docs, click on the “Add-ons” menu, and then choose “Get Add-ons”. I highly recommend the list of add-ons to find exactly what would help make your Google Drive experience even more powerful and efficient. Check out Avery Lable Merge, EasyBib, and table of contents, mind mapping, bibliography creators, writing aids and Gliffy.
Drive to Attach Larger Files to Emails:
You can only attach files up to 25 MB. But if you use Google Drive on your computer, you can place a large file in your Google Drive folder and it will be automatically uploaded to your Google Drive account. After inserting files using Drive, you can now send a file up to 10 GB.
You can store photos and other images on Google Drive, but Google doesn’t offer an easy option for embedding that image on another web page.
You can also insert images directly from a Google Image Search. Simply go to Insert and then Image on the menu bar, then right-click on the image and click the option to save to Google Drive.
Transfer Your Files to Mobile:
You can upload any document, file, or photo from your Android device to your Google Drive account using the Drive app. Next, choose the app to use to browse for the file to upload. After you choose the photo or document, you can name the file. Once done you will see the file show up in the root of your Google Drive.
Use Revision History: To Correct Mistakes:
Drive has an auto correct feature now that suggests search terms that you may have misspelled in offline itself. For that you have to Open your file and click on File there you will See Revision History or (ctrl+shift+alt+G).
No need to download videos, install software and then edit your videos. WeVideo editing app lets you to upload videos with Google Drive. WeVideo allocates a generous 5 GB of space and has no file size restrictions. Now you can edit, trim, combine, add titles etc. to the different types of videos right from your Drive.
Access the Deleted Files:
Google allows to restore Drive data up to 25 days after it is permanently deleted emptying the Trash. This restore method only works for 25 days after the Trash is emptied. You’ll have to visit the website, right-click a file and select “Manage Revisions.”
Search by File Types:
You can able to search the file types easily by the Google drive, for that you have to Click on the downwards arrow on the search engine of the Google Drive web page to search for files type.
Translate your Document:
You can translate in window itself, no need to copy again then translate it again. All you have to do is open your document and go to Tools there is an option of Translate Document then select your language and click on Translate.