Do you want to use Google Drive like a pro? Save time with these five Google Drive tips and tricks. By the end of this video, you'll be able to do more with Google Drive than you ever thought possible.
In this video:
- 0:45 Using Google Drive Offline
- 3:18 Revision Management
- 4:54 Automatic Substitution
- 6:21 Publishing Documents to the Web
- 9:08 Using Google Drive on Your Phone
- Google Drive offline extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-docs-offline/ghbmnnjooekpmoecnnnilnnbdlolhkhi
More from the Google Suite
- Get started with Google Docs 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAb53PhcKTo
- Google Calendar Overview 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5cWRMqwOUg
- Google Photos 2018-- The One-Stop Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXe68IxpqWo
- Google Keep-- Simple and Clean Note Taking App 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG21_yb1JmI
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have just got my very first Chrome OS laptop in the early Black Friday sales, a Pixelbook. Lots and lots to learn and soooo glad I've found your channel. Thank you Steve, I'll be lurking here for a while to come i think!
Hi Steve, What I like about Google Docs; the docs don't become "un-open-able" like Microsoft Word does for some of its documents. Word can put up a warning, can't open this, or can't find this, or can't fix corrupted file. Google docs doesn't do that (that I know of)
all the best
For google docs sync so you can use off line, google only syncs google docs, google spreadsheets, google whatever etc not ALL your GDrive files, so if you have say pictures or videos in your GDrive these will ALSO show in the indicator of how much space your GDrive files are using in the GDrive cloud storage but these will not be sync'd to your local drive so dottotech was a little wrong there I think.. most google docs etc will use up very little local hard drive space - it is videos that take up the vast majority of storage these days, followed by photos... text takes up almost no storage when we are talking about gigabytes! btw I am a fan of dottotech, he's got some really clear well informed and very useful videos - I find I always learn something from them.
Just found your vid. As a fellow techie I have to say this is soooo awesome! Your breakdown was so on point and simple to understand but at the same time made me think of other cool things I could start doing with this in my workflows or just other nerdy things I do on the side. Thanks again and I look forward to more vids and will check out your past content :). Have a great one!
Thank you, Steve. Very helpful! I've gone to the Chrome Webstore and cannot find Google Docs Offline by doing a search. Thankfully, you have published the link here. My question; how would I have found this extension (or any others) had you not provided us with the direct link? It appears I may be missing other extensions that might be promising.
My phone not working I paid the bill 3days ago still my mobile internet working very slow why? I try to open any video flipping back I can't open web or I can't able to open my web anybody will send me message for job or mail i could not able to open it why such a hard time? I am getting now do hard time please help me this is not right and saying memory is full saying and try to take out apps I don't have much apps & I cold not able to mesdage, or text or I can not able send message or I can able to open the mail it's flipping up please help me out I want to work my mobile normally why such a hard time to me ?
Just wanted to let you know that I've had the bell that sends me notifications when you post a new video checked for quite a while now, but it seemed to magically un-check itself today! I re-checked it when I noticed. Perhaps you might want to remind people to occasionally verify that the little bell is still checked so they don't lose notifications from your channel. :-)
Your video time stamps are great!
I can browse through the video and find relevant info that I would be interested in. (It's superior to time stamps in the description).
For example, nothing really related to me, until the mobile app part of the video. So I started watching there. Saved me some time.
Go to substitutions to auto fix re accuracy errors. "And they will fix it for you. Who? Keebler elves living in a hallowed out Google tree. Or are you programming auto error correct . Sorry 4 Bing sarcastic. PC's security is enough with out that phrase. Love u anyways. Thanks 4 everything.
Hi there Mr. Dotto! I love the Google Suite of tools and I use a lot of them in large portions of my life. I thought I was pretty familiar with them, but after stumbling upon and watching some of your videos, I've learned that there are so many incredible ways both big and small to maximize my output with all of them! Thank you for sharing your wisdom! :)
Hi my name is kelvin
Am having a problem in my G drive i uploaded my photos in the drive some time had pass when i check my photos the image is horrible its like it has shake how can i fix that please help me guys my Email is [email protected] I'll appreciate your help.
great video ! just a real noob question i think... i've got a big expanding Ogg Vorbis library, and want to have a "multimedia" player on the go.
i'm about to get a chromebook to do this, but how does Drive work? do i need drive with a chromebook? or get me a cheap usb stick and stream from that???
My favorite Google Drive feature is the ability to share links to your files for anyone to see. That saves SO MUCH trouble. If I create a video, rather than having to send it as a file in an email and wait FOREVER while it attaches to an email, I can create a link out of it from Google Drive and just send people to that. I use that feature constantly.
My Google Drive says 74GB of 200GB used :p
I pay $30 per year for the 200GB of Google Drive space. I basically have the entire content of the hard drive of my old Dell desktop (the computer I had before I saw the light and switched to Chromebooks) saved there. Thanks for the great video!
Steve, automatic substitution is great in Google Docs, although I use Ms Word as word-processor. Can I have automatic substitution in Gmail? I usually write in Afrikaans. Can I download a spell checker for Afrikaans in gmail?
since you mentioned google docs a few times, it's important for users to know that ANY documents created on google docs are the property of Alphabet (parent company of google). They own the rights to your creative works- FYI.
Google's terms of service
As our Terms of Service state, "You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours."
We do not claim ownership in any of your content, including any text, data, information, and files that you upload, share, or store in your Drive account. What our Terms of Service do is enable us to give you the services you want — so if you decide to share a document with someone, or want to open it on a different device, we can provide that functionality.
We will not change a Private document into a Public one.
We will not use a Private document for marketing or promotional campaigns.
We will keep your data only as long as you ask us to keep it.
You can take your data with you if you choose to stop using Google Drive.
I would like to call myself a wordsmith, and therefore use Ms Word. I use about 19 text editing macros; an auto-correct file with maybe over a thousand entries which I developed over years; and carefully developed styles (for instance, I use Calibri Light as my default font). But like most people, I am irked by Microsoft's infamous user unfriendliness. I exchanged Ms Outlook for Google Mail, even though I now have to do without my Ms Word auto-correct file which also functioned in Ms Outlook. I wish G-mail would allow auto-correcting!
I am discovering more and more handy Gmail text editing features as I go. I find the handy calendar side-bar in G-Mail delightful! And I somehow always have the email address I need when composing a new message: G-Mail auto-fills it much better than Outlook!
Thank you, Steve, for telling me about Google Docs' autocorrect capabilities. My advice to anyone who often uses Google Docs or Ms Word: Build your own auto-correct file. You will be surprised how much time and effort you save by eliminating frequent typo's, automating much-used phrases (for instance, 'lm' for 'Ladies and Gentlemen,'). I mostly write in Afrikaans, which has a plethora of diacritical signs like ê, ë.
I could not sync my mobile with Win10. Now I have synced my mobile with Google Calendar, which is wonderful! I use Trello's to do (task managing) capabilities in conjunction with G-mail's 'My Tasks' (And My Tasks syncs with Calendar on my computer as well as on my mobile. Wow!).
I have also saved my work documents in Google Drive. Microsoft's One Drive somehow was not kind to me. I am impressed with what you told me about Google Drive 'dynamic file' option, and will probably use it in the future.
Thank you, Steve!
Hi Steve, I’ve been watching your content for a long time now and it has been very helpful to me. I’ve noticed you don’t really make videos on Microsoft products, do you prefer google over Microsoft if so why ?
Thanks, Steve, and to repeat others, it was great as usual.
I have an off topic question for you. What app do you use to broadcast your iPhone to your PC/MAC (especially PC)? I use an iPad occasionally for demos and haven't found a good app yet. Android has a bazillion of them that work very well but I have not found teh hidden jewel for iPhones...yet.
Thanks for introducing me to Google Forms - an excellent resource. I have set up a questionnaire to get feedback on a recent trip. This is to go out to multiple email addresses. In Gmail, to hide email addresses from the recipient list, you can use the Bcc trick, either for individuals or Groups. But how do you do the same in Forms? There does not appear to be a Bcc field.
I know that you can put in a link for the form in a standard Gmail email, but that requires two operations by the recipient - click the link and fill in the questionnaire - I want the questionnaire to pop up straight away; more chance of getting it completed.
BTW - I thought that I was teh only person who always types teh .....
Thank you again for linking the comment, I checked your channel, its old, has videos from 10 years or so, this is a very relevant video for the masses, I wish you success due to moble cause of sharing. Have a great day and work day with Drive ⛾
Hi Steve, how the fuck are you doing this fine day?
To tell you frankly, I have 5 google drive accounts . For me the only drawback is:
You can only upload AND later download files if you are in .../drive/u/0/my-drive...
If you have several drives open, drives .../drive/u/[1 to x]/my-drive...well, replace the 0 by anything greater than 0, then you can upload but not download. If you want to be able to download the drive url must say: .../drive/u/0/my-drive...
Steve I like how you added a bit more structure to your video with wipe screen and summary list at the end!! (I would suggest perhaps making the wipe faster with only one sound effect, but either way is is nice. )
ONE thing you need to know to get more out of Google drive...
GET RID OF GOOGLE DRIVE.
[Get rid of Google altogether if possible. Believe me, IT AIN'T EASY. They own so much of our lives it is absolutely terrifying.]
Totally insecure and yet another "free" way for Google to hoover up every single bit of your information and life. Steer clear.
I haven’t moved totally over to Docs from my Word 2010 because I write short stories and novels and the rulers and indentation tools don’t seem to be there with Docs yet. Any extensions available for long form writers?
dottotech: Google Docs are html, private web pages. Publishing a Google Doc sharing it with view-only access for anyone who has the link. You can achieve the same thing from Drive or Files using Share link and accepting the default view-only permissions.
Your Channel is so cool and helpful! Im so glad that I found it. I remember growing up and seeing you on TV after Young & The Restless every day and thinking I wanted to be a tech guy! I'm a professional Bass Trombonist now but my partner is a conputer engineer so close enough!
Liked and subscribed and sharing because the bit about uploading a live document blew my mind!
Can you do a comparison or explain the differences using the "Google Drive Offline extension" vs the "Google Drive Sync" app that runs on your computer
i.e Windows allowing you to access all drive files from the file explorer
Thanks for another great video. I love Google Drive and use it for personal use. I checked my storage and have plenty left. My question is, if I lose my internet I can still use Google Drive? Thanks again
Great stuff as always, Steve. I personally use GDrive extensively and have done so for many years; I actually have stopped using MS Office altogether thanks to GDrive. One pro tip which I think is incredibly powerful is that with public links, one can generate automatic donwloads, copies to another Drive account and even format conversion - right from the document's URL.
This is inmensly useful for folks who publish content through a blog, webpage or other online platform. For example, you may have an original Google Doc that you want folks to download as a PDF from your website. Simply, get the public link, change the ending to "export?format=pdf" and add it to a download button on the website.
Need to update the content? Just edit the Google Doc and folks always download the most recent version from your site as a PDF. I use this a lot with online courses and it saves me hundreds of file verions and format duplicates.
As a projectmanager I have used revision history extensively for the past few years. My preferred Drive functionality. I do have the apps on my phone, but this is pure for review. I have them also on my iPad where I can do some basic editing.
My personal TIP is to STOP using Google Drive for anything serious. Dropbox works so much better,
I am finding Google Drive slow to update, some files and folders do NOT update and Google Drives load on CPU during updating is HUGE
You can still use Google Docs just save to Dropbox after creating them. Or, leave them on Google Drive for sharing, etc.
Just don't keep all your files on Google Drive or use Google Drive backup feature. I find it AWFUL.
I also use Apache Open Office 4 on my PC - they work great -- http://www.openoffice.org
Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office productivity software suite. It is one of the successor projects of OpenOffice.org and the designated successor of IBM Lotus Symphony.
The problem is not that Facebook and Google are the only advertising platforms. The problem is that they are considered mainstream media and without these two, the trend of cryptocurrencies gaining legitimacy is delayed. That is right, I said delayed not blocked or prevented.
The World Has Changed.
Five years ago, when bitcoin was unknown to most people, this might have been a fatal move. Today is a different story. I recently traveled to a remote mountain town in the interior of Mexico. Everyone I met had heard about Bitcoin and eyes lit up with excitement when I ask if I could pay for lunch with bitcoin.
Today are dozens of websites dedicated to cryptocurrencies, either holding them, exchanging them or just writing about them. Probably the most effective advertising remains on Google, it is called Google Search and it is free.
If someone wants to learn about owning bitcoin or any other currency, there is a ton of educational information.
The Flipside Is Being Ignored.
Not All Regulation Is Inherently Bad.
If we examine the full spectrum of regulation to this point on a global scale there is one common target most everywhere. That is the practice of exchanges. So far there has been little or not regulation, threatened or enacted, to protect investors from loss of funds due to security breaches.
Capitulation Is A Good Sign.