Google Drive: How to Make File Transfers even Easier

Ain’t it the truth that you learn something new everyday? Well, yesterday’s  schooling came from Ms. Schoonhoven. She was showing her colleague  how to transfer her files easily from her laptop to her iPad with no fuss no muss. This was particularly important as her colleague’s does not yet have apple TV and every time she wanted to show a document on her laptop then show an app on her iPad, she would have to disconnect her computer. Much better to have it all in one place, don’t you agree?

I thought the only way to upload agile to google drive was to go to the site, click the upload button, wait for it to download and do another one. But no! It turns out you can install Google Drive on your laptop, just the way you install dropbox or Evernote! I am going to try it right now…

1. Okay. I am in my Google drive. I am going to click on the “Install Drive for your Computer” button:

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2. I get this pop up:

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Yes please!

3. Click on the download and put Google Drive in your applications:

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4. Open your applications and open Google Drive:

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4. Sign in to your Google Drive!

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5. This is how it looks:

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Now I can treat my google drive like my dropbox, simply dragging and dropping important files I might need to use on another device.

Thanks so much Nadia, for this helpful tip!



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