Lightweight yet powerful cloud storage and synchronization utility designed to help you access your data from any device or location
Google Drive (or Google Backup and Sync) is a versatile and user-friendly macOS application that provides instant access to files and folders stored in the cloud, and that helps you synchronize your data across multiple devices and platforms.
Thanks to Google Drive, you can easily store all sort of files and data on Google’s servers in order to gain access from virtually any location, computer or device.
Unobtrusive interface designed to make it easier to stay in control of your synced data
What is more, you can share your files with other users or invite your friends, family or co-workers to access and edit your documents.
Consequently, files and folders can be shared publicly with anyone on the Internet, with anyone who has the share link or only with specific people.
By accessing Google Drive’s status bar menu, you can pause or resume the synchronization process, open the Google Drive folder, visit your Google Drive page and view the items that are shared with your account.
Powerful sharing capabilities with built-in password protection
Furthermore, you can view how much of the available storage space you have used so far, purchase more cloud space and open the Preferences window. The Google Drive context menu is another useful feature that can speed up the sharing process.
With the help of the Google Drive context menu, you can share the selected file or view it on the web with just a few clicks of a mouse button.
As an added bonus, the Sync Options tab under the Preferences window helps you configure Google Drive to share only certain folders to your Mac’s hard disk.
This feature also offers you more control over the sync process, and it allows you to decide which files you want to upload or download to and from the cloud.
Multi-platform and highly customizable cloud synchronization solution
Moreover, you can configure Google Drive to automatically start at login, send crash reports and usage statistics to Google and to display the file sync status icons and right click menu.
On the whole, if you need a tool to keep your files backed up in the cloud and synchronized between multiple devices running one or more of the most popular desktop and mobile platforms of the moment, Google Drive should definitely be on your short list of choices.