Open Drive Files In Desktop Applications

Google has done some updates to Drive recently and one that I really like is that you can now open your Drive files from in the browser into desktop applications.  You can open a photoshop file from your Drive in your browser, edit it, hit save and it will be saved in your Drive automatically.…

Enable Offline Drive Editing (Updated)

Despite what many people think, you can work on your Google Drive files offline.  You need to enable offline mode for your Google Drive which saves your files into your browser so you can access them when you lose your connection.  This is working better in the updated Google Drive but if you are still…

New Sharing Window in Google Drive

With the update of Google Drive available to people and will more than likely be pushed to everyone soon, there is a new sharing window that pops up.  You have pretty much the same options as before but you just need to click in different spots.  The official Google Drive post can be found at http://googledrive.blogspot.com/2014/09/sharingupdates.html.…

New Google Drive – With Office File Editing

Google has released an update to their Drive app and everyone is able to make the change now before it is made for you.  The only issue is that it did not work great on my school account but it worked perfectly on my personal account.  There are some added features that some will really…

Backing Up Files to Google Drive Automatically

Earlier this year I made a quick tutorial on how to download Google Drive to your computer, the video quality ended up being fuzzy for some reason, but with summer coming it is time to update that a bit.  Downloading Google Drive allows you to easily place anything into the Drive folder and have that…

Backing Up To The Cloud Can Save You

For the first 5 years of my teaching career I would save every file I collected or created onto a flash drive.  I had to occassionally upgrade to a larger flash drive each year as I created more and more files.  I backed these files up to my home computer every so often, but only…

Create a Shared Google Drive Folder for a Class

One of the easiest ways to share a file with your students is to create a Folder in your Google Drive that is already shared with your students.  Once the students have access to this folder, anything you put in there will automatically be available to them and this can save a lot of time…