Google Drive is a lifesaver when it comes to safe data backups. There is no doubt in the fact that it is one of the most simple and efficient cloud storage options that offer up to 15 GB of free storage space. In earlier times, Google Drive offered limited options; however, with time, Google now offers a ton of amazing features. But, it is not possible for every user to discover all the features, so here is a list of 5 hidden features of Google Drive that you might not be aware of.
1. Offline Google Doc
If you are always on the go, you have a hectic schedule, and you like to edit your files while traveling or whenever you find the time, then Google Doc’s smart offline mode can be a lifesaver for you. There are times that your internet package has ended or your device is not getting internet signals, or you are just trying to save your device’s battery by keeping its data/WiFi off – you do not have to worry because you can efficiently and conveniently edit your documents offline. The offline mode works very smoothly, and the documents get updated as soon as you are connected to the internet.
2. Smart Google Sheet Options
Managing work becomes faster, easier and more organized with Google Sheet. You might have used Google Sheet, but are you aware of its amazing features like Rapid MailMerge. This is a smart, free Add-on for Google Sheet, which makes composing and sending emails directly from your Google Sheet completely hassle-free. With Rapid MailMerge Add-on for Google Sheets, you can effortlessly handle your email campaigns. You do not have to spend hours on campaign emailing because this add-on efficiently does the work for you.
3. Efficient Voice Typing
There are days when it feels like a hassle to sit and type on your laptop, but with Google Drive’s efficient Voice Typing, you can conveniently speak, and Google Voice will automatically type the Google Doc for you. This is a fantastic feature that does not only make typing effortless, but it also makes the work faster. With Google Voice Typing you may get your Google Docs written twice as faster than your average speed. Google Voice Type can type a range of languages, and this feature is compatible with all devices.
4. Attach Files on Gmail Via Google Drive
If you rely on your Google drive and save most of your data on it, then you would love this feature. The ‘Attach Files on Gmail via Google Drive’ allows you to attach any file directly from your Google Drive conveniently. This feature will help you save time because you would not have to spend extra time searching your device for the file; you can directly attach it from your Google Drive. This feature also allows you to attach files from any device and anywhere, which can be a lifesaver when you want to send something urgently. Attaching files on Gmail is simple; all you have to do is to select the “Insert files using drive” option to attach your files directly from your Google Drive.
5. Save Pictures and Links Directly in Google Drive
Limited space is a legit issue, no matter what device you buy and how much storage it has, we all still end up having limited space issues. We all are always in search of smart storage options that would save our additional and/or important images. Google drive works flawlessly if you want to directly save images from the internet to your device via Google Drive without saving it on your device. This feature also works flawlessly if you want to save important links on your Google Drive without copying it on your device. All you have to do is to select save the link/image option on your device and Google Drive will store your important links/images for you. This smart feature does not only helped you in managing your Limited device’s space, but it also gives you an edge to check your images and links anywhere in the world via your Google Drive. With this feature, you are not the slave of any specific device, and you can access important images and links directly via Google Drive.
Now you know the top 5 hidden features of Google Drive. Hopefully, these features will help you make your work more efficient and fast. And while you are at it, we hope that to discover more hidden features that make work more effortless.