Changes in Google Drive Storage: Time to Streamline!
Alright, how many math lovers do we have reading this right now?!WOO-HOOOOO! Counting stuff! Keepin' up with figures! Makin' friends with the numbers! Yeah! Go, math!
No? Nothing? Well, I tried.
If we wanted to keep up with complicated calculations, we'd still be using slide rules and compasses (the pointy, stabby kind that have probably been banned at this point due to their ability to double as playground shivs). And let's face it: The more we rely on technology, the looser our definition of "complicated calculations" gets.
Google has apparently realized this and decided to provide one more way to make our lives simpler. There's a reason, after all, that they rank #2 on Fortune's list of the world's most admired companies.
Google has consolidated its storage options -- both free and paid -- for Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. Until now, you had to keep up with how much storage you had available for each product, which could be a hassle if you're a user who needs large amounts of said storage. It could be an even bigger hassle if you need large amounts of storage for, say, your Drive, but barely use any at all for your Gmail account. No longer. With the new storage tracking method, users will get 15 GB of storage to spread among the aforementioned programs. If you're a Google Apps customer, you'll get 30 GB.
"But what if that's still not enough?" the guy who takes high-res pictures of ferret noses asks worriedly.
Relax, ferret boy: Google will still provide additional storage capacity for those who need it. They do still need to make money, after all. Plans start at $4.99 a month for 100 GB.
According to the Google Drive Blog, Google will be applying these changes over the next couple of weeks. The company will also be updating its Google Drive storage page to give users a better visual representation of how they're using their storage. The storage usage will be represented by a pie chart, which will show users a breakdown of how they're using their storage.
At the end of the day, from the user's perspective, it all comes down to simplicity. And who can blame Google for wanting to make things simpler? It seems to have worked for that little company in Cupertino named after the fruit.
Will the changes in Google Drive storage be helpful to you? Tell your favorite Atlanta IT company in the comments!
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