Digital Inspiration: Google Drive Monitor – Get Email Alerts When Files are Deleted in your Drive. “If you are like me who is terrified at the prospect of forever losing important files that were deleted by mistake, Google Drive Watch can help. Google Drive Watch is an open-source Google Script that automatically monitors your Google Drive and sends daily email notifications with a detailed list of files that were deleted the previous day.”
Make Tech Easier: Can’t Upload Files to Google Drive? Here are a Few Fixes. “Google Drive is definitely a reliable backup and sync solution with a bunch of handy features to make your life easier. However, Google Drive is notorious for upload issues, whether it is extremely slow upload speed or files not uploading at all. Countless times I’ve been slapped with an error while uploading files to Google Drive, although I have always managed to fix the issue with a little tinkering. If you also seem to be having issues uploading files to Google Drive, then keep reading, and I’ll share all the solutions that usually help me out.”
TorrentFreak: FilePursuit Finds Amazing Files All Year Round, Not Just at Christmas. “People looking for all kinds of files tend to visit file-sharing sites for their fix but there is another way. FilePursuit is a web and Android-based service that trawls the Internet looking for open directories and it does an incredible job. Today, TorrentFreak catches up with its creator to find out where it all started.”
Preston Gralla: 3 services for managing all your cloud storage accounts. “If you’re like most people, you live part — or most — of your computing life in the cloud. And odds are that you use more than one cloud-based storage service, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and others. Do you find yourself tearing your hair out when you try to remember on which service you’ve stored what files? Do you wish you could easily move or copy those files between your cloud services, or between the services and your local storage?” Thank you Esther S for the tip.
How-To Geek: How to Download Files and Webpages Directly to Google Drive in Chrome. “We’ve all downloaded files from the web to our computer. However, if you’d rather download files directly to your Google Drive account, there’s an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to do just that.”
At least it isn’t Flash or Java? File archiver 7-Zip has security issues. “Even if users hurry to download the newest 16.0 version of 7-Zip, in which the vulnerabilities are reportedly fixed, that doesn’t take care of many products that have used the old 7-Zip libraries and are still vulnerable. Unless vendors do some work, they are vulnerable and users of their products are as well.”
Evernote is integrating with Google Drive. ” Evernote is a popular tool for capturing ideas and, starting today, you can easily drop any file from Google Drive into Evernote notes to add context. Instead of pasting links to files, Drive content added to Evernote will now include thumbnail previews and a rich viewing experience. You can also search Drive from Evernote and any changes to files in Drive will sync automatically with your notes. “
This could be handy: Facebook Messenger is integrating with Dropbox. “Fans of Facebook Messenger and Dropbox will soon be able to connect the two services by being able to put files from your Dropbox account directly into conversations..”