GDrive – A Google Docs Clone

GDrive – A Google Docs Clone

Google has a reputation for delivering top-quality services to its users. To continue this tradition, the much anticipated GDrive was launched in April. Much to the cloud storage community’s disappointment, Google did not come up with the radical new features that the crowd had been expecting. Instead, Google resorted to recycling it’s previously established cloud storage service (Google docs) into a hybrid which could handle a wider range of file formats.

Starting from the interface of GDrive, Google did not change much. In fact, the whole Google Docs platform has been deliberately used, and its name simply modified to GDrive. This may have been an attempt to spare customers who were already familiar with Google Docs from having to learn a new interface. Nonetheless, users want something unique; something with groundbreaking ideas that can alter the course of their work and make their lives easier.

File sharing and syncing is also pretty much the same. A disappointing drawback of GDrive is that its files cannot be opened in anything other than a Web browser. This problem, as it may be referred to, was also previously associated with Google Docs. User friendliness can also be considered an issue with this service. These attributes loosely show the dedication of Google toward its product.

An interesting reality of Google Docs is that it has been extensively used by office folk. Similarly, Gdrive can be viewed as a clone of Google Docs with greater popularity amongst offices and less popularity amongst the general community. The aforementioned clause can also be weighed in the context of the greater market share that other well-established cloud storage providers possess.

Ironically, GDrive does show some potential to gain a considerable number of users by giving more free space to its consumers. Contrarily, greater cloud storage capacity alone will not be able to do the job effectively. It seems that just like Google Docs, the popularity of GDrive will persist mainly in the business sector.

Without innovative thinking, it will be exceedingly difficult for GDrive to detach customers from cloud computing princes such as Dropbox and iCloud. In the current scenario, GDrive can be considered a late entrant into the cloud computing world with little chance of gaining widespread popularity amongst the masses. Lack of innovative and revolutionary ideas, allied with the clumsy recycling of Google Docs, is surely not what people expected from Google.

By Haris Smith

0 Responses to GDrive – A Google Docs Clone

  1. Accessing Google docs and managing files on Google drive is fine but sharing and collaborating on Google docs is concern, time and again this issue has been raised. Suppose I have to share just a part of spreadsheet, I have to copy and paste that in a new spreadsheet and share. Which basically increases redundancy, and also issue with hiding a column from someone who has the access to edit? I think Google must come up with a solution for these tasks at the first.

Comics

At CloudTweaks, we're plugged into the cloud, the internet of things and all that the web has to offer. From wearable technology, to mobile computing, cloud computing and big data, CloudTweaks is your source for updates and news on the most innovative technology.

Popular

Top Viral Impact

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts It’s no secret that Cloud Computing is more than just a buzz term as that ship has sailed off a long time ago. More and more companies are adopting the uses and benefits of cloud computing while aggressively factoring cloud services spending into their budget. Included is an excellent…

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

Featured Sponsors

The Internet of Everything Opens Up The World

The Internet of Everything Opens Up The World

Shaping The World With New Technologies As a connected collection of intelligent objects, the Internet of Everything promises to open up those areas of the world hardest hit by economic, political and agricultural blights. Relatively inexpensive devices, paired with revolutionary energy sources and unprecedented access to information offer great promise to farmers and workers in…

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop The mannequin in the store window stares blankly ahead as shoppers look at the clothes it is dressed in and contemplate a purchase. One shopper makes some comments. “It’s nice. I wonder if they have my size.” Another takes a few steps inside the store to see where these particular clothes might…

Sponsors

Cloud ERP Starter’s Guide: When QuickBooks Is Not Enough

Cloud ERP Starter’s Guide: When QuickBooks Is Not Enough

Cloud ERP Starter’s Guide: When QuickBooks Is Not Enough You’ve been running your small business on QuickBooks, or a product like it, to automate your accounting function and produce basic financial reports. So, what’s wrong? Things just don’t seem to be working well. It takes too long to get a “picture” of how your business…

Placement Opportunities - Find Out!

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

You can help continue to support our community by social sharing, sponsoring, partnering or contributing to this great educational resource.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021

Join Our Newsletter