Make Tech Easier: How to Free Up Space in Google Drive

Make Tech Easier: How to Free Up Space in Google Drive. “Many of us rely on cloud storage to save our documents, but just like a physical hard drive on your computer, space is not unlimited. Google gives its users 15GB of space, but that space is not just for your documents. Your 15GB of storage includes data from your Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Depending on the amount you store online, the 15GB can evaporate quickly. However, not everything you store on Google counts toward the storage limit.”

Ars Technica: Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature

Ars Technica: Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature. “Soon, Google will add one of the most commonly requested features to its Drive file hosting, sharing, and collaboration service: shortcuts. These will allow users to create pointers to files from either the same drive or another, separate shared drive.”

Neowin: Google celebrates 100 million Files users with a couple of new features

Neowin: Google celebrates 100 million Files users with a couple of new features. “Today, the Mountain View giant is celebrating 100 million monthly users of the Files app, with Google saying that users around the world collectively clean up 8GB of unnecessary files per second, on average. In light of the milestone, a couple of improvements are being brought to the app.”

MakeUseOf: The 3 Best Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternatives, Tested and Compared

MakeUseOf: The 3 Best Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternatives, Tested and Compared. “For years, Dropbox has been the mostly undisputed king of cloud storage. Unless you’re heavily invested in another ecosystem, Dropbox’s free storage offers more than enough for most people. Slowly but surely, however, the company’s free offering is becoming less attractive. In March of 2019, Dropbox quietly introduced a limit on how many devices you can use with a free account. Whereas before there was no limit, now you only use three devices on a free account. For many people, this may not matter, but for others, it’s a sign that it’s time to look at other services.”

Mozilla Blog: Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private

Mozilla Blog: Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private. “Send is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser. Additionally, Send will also be available as an Android app in beta later this week. Now that it’s a keeper, we’ve made it even better, offering higher upload limits and greater control over the files you share.”

ReviewGeek: Google Drive Has Quietly Become One of the Best Backup Options Around

ReviewGeek: Google Drive Has Quietly Become One of the Best Backup Options Around. “Google Drive, compared to the attention services like Dropbox and iCloud get, seems to just sit out in the wings hardly looked at. But, much to my surprise, it’s a fantastic service with flexible backup options. About six months ago I started looking for a backup service. Not just any old cloud storage service: one that could store the weekly backups from my massive desktop PC, holding a decade’s worth of photos, documents, videos, and even more exotic, larger files like virtual machines.”