Delete Local Copies of Your Synced Cloud Files to Free Up Disk Space

With storage prices plummeting and Internet speeds rising, cloud-based backups make more sense than ever before (and are easier to manage to boot). If you want to take advantage of the popular desktop syncing tools, all of the major cross-platform players—Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive—offer some selective syncing… » 12/04/14 10:55am 12/04/14 10:55am

1 TB of Free Google Drive Storage More Than Covers Your New Chromebox

For a limited time, Google is offering 1TB of Google Drive space for two years for free with the purchase of a new Chromebook. Buying that storage separately would set you back $240, assuming prices stay the same, so you can actually save a lot of money by buying this $120 Chromebox instead. » 11/28/14 11:25am 11/28/14 11:25am

Go From Google Drive To MS Office By Converting Your Files with Takeout

Google includes a Takeout tool that lets you export every last drop of data associated with your Google Account—emails, contacts, Hangouts, YouTube videos, photos, blogs and more. It's primarily intended to let you archive your files or switch to another service but as far as Google Drive is concerned it's a useful… » 10/17/14 3:27pm 10/17/14 3:27pm

See The Largest Files In Your Google Drive Account

Google is busy redesigning the Drive interface to match its new Material style, and one of the small but useful changes lets you view all of the files you've uploaded in order of size. You can use it to quickly find the larger files that are taking up an excessive amount of room in your Google Drive account. » 9/09/14 5:27pm 9/09/14 5:27pm

Three Uses For Google Drive That Don't Involve Docs, Sheets, or Slides

Google's powerhouse of an online office suite is great for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any Internet-enabled device, but there's more to the platform than that. Here are three ways you can use Drive that don't involve boring ol' productivity. » 8/25/14 11:11am 8/25/14 11:11am

The Best Microsoft Word Alternatives That Are Totally Free

Microsoft's titan of a word processor is used almost everywhere by almost everyone, but what if you don't want to spend seven bucks a month? Here are our favorite alternatives to Word. They're all free, they're all capable of working with the ubiquitous .docx format, and they all offer some very useful features on top… » 7/24/14 11:13am 7/24/14 11:13am

Go Check When Your Free Cloud Storage Deals Expire

1GB here, 50GB there—the bonus cloud storage space you can pick up by buying a Chromebook, connecting a Samsung tablet or subscribing to Office 365 can soon start to add up. The trouble is, many of these tempting deals are time-limited, which can leave you in quite a pickle when the expiration date passes. » 7/16/14 4:12pm 7/16/14 4:12pm

Google's Getting Ready to Sell You Domain Names

Google just announced a new service called Domains. It does exactly what you'd imagine it would: Helps you buy and manage domain names. Google Domains also helps you build your site, set up email addresses, and manage hosting. In effect, you can run an entire website without ever leaving the Google ecosystem. » 6/23/14 4:13pm 6/23/14 4:13pm