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

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