Have you already known how to exploit Google Drive resources efficiently?
As known, Google Drive is one of the popular cloud storage services now, providing thousands of GB of storage space for users. Besides, it also well integrates with many third-party applications – mostly Google’s – to make itself increasingly more and more optimal and convenient for users.
Therefore, if you spend a little time to learn more about Google Drive, you will find it provides not only more storage space but also some pretty good features and tricks that you will be fascinated immediately when using. If you are interested, here are a few of these features.
In Gmail, besides attaching files from a computer, user can send the files uploaded to Google Drive as an attachment. This feature has many advantages, and one of them is the ability to send large files up to 10GB compared with Gmail default attachments (25MB)
Moreover, when inserting files from Google Drive to Gmail, you do not need to do any uploaded activities again. Therefore, if downloading files to Google Drive already, you will just write a new email, then click on the icon “insert files from Drive” and select the file.
Save online contents to Google Drive
Similar to Evernote, Google Drive allows users to directly save online content when browsing web on their Google Drive accounts by using “Save to Google Drive” for the Chrome browser.
After installation is completed, you will be requested permission so that Save to Google Drive can access your Google Drive account to save your contents.
When you need to save an URL, image in Google Drive, you should simply right-click on it and select the corresponding command.
Extract text from image
An interesting thing is that Google Drive is integrated OCR technology (Optical Character Recognition). This technology provides utility to extract text from images and PDF files. The process is very simple, you just upload an image or a PDF file to Google Drive, then right-click the file and choose Open With > Google Docs.
When this manipulation is finished, Google Docs opens and your image and content will be extracted within it. If the picture is clear, the content will be fully extracted and vice versa.
Shortcuts when using Google Drive
Similar to other Google applications, Drive also has a lot of shortcuts to use. To access a list of Google Drive shortcuts, you press the combination Shift + ? on the keyboard at anywhere in Google Drive web interface.
A window will pop up with the full list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Google Drive.
Drag and drop files when uploading
To upload your files to Google Drive on the web interface, it is unnecessary to click on the New button and select file upload in the option window, you should drag and drop files directly from the your PC to Google Drive web table.
At that time, your files are uploaded to Google Drive and in accessing location.
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