It’s official, Google Drive is here

Google DriveAfter you just read all the translated details about Google Drive, Google has gone ahead and finally pulled the curtain off of its cloud storage application. Everything we just got finished telling you about the new service was correct, but in the name of being thorough here are all the official details:

  • Google Docs is built into Google Drive, so real-time collaboration on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations is possible. It’s also integrated with Google+ so you can send photos (or whatever you want, generally) from Drive to your account.
  • You can install Drive on your Mac or PC; there is currently an Android phone and tablet app and an iOS app should be available shortly.
  • You can search Drive by keyword and filter by a variety of qualifiers (type, owner, etc). The application also has Optical Character Recognition, so it can search words from scanned print or recognize content in photos.
  • Users start with a free 5GB of storage; you can upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100 GB for $4.99/month, or 1TB for $49.99/month. And getting one of these paid accounts also gets you 25GB extra Gmail storage.

Google Drive is now live here, so you can finally get started… and start mentally comparing it to your Dropbox account.