Digital Inspiration: Simple URL Tricks for Google Drive You Should Know

Digital Inspiration: Simple URL Tricks for Google Drive You Should Know. “With Google Drive, you can store files in the cloud and share them easily with anyone. Open any file in Google Drive, click the Share button and you’ll get a URL (link) that others can use to access your file. This is common knowledge but Google Drive has plenty of URL tricks up its sleeve that will make these simple Drive links even more powerful.”

Neowin: WhatsApp working on letting you password-protect Google Drive backups

Neowin: WhatsApp working on letting you password-protect Google Drive backups. “WhatsApp currently allows Android users to backup their chat data to Google Drive. However, while WhatsApp chats stored on your device are encrypted, the backups in Google Drive are not. WhatsApp is possibly looking to change that as hints of the company working on password-protecting Drive backups have surfaced. This will be a major win from a security standpoint as it will ensure that your WhatsApp backups stored in Google Drive are also encrypted.”

Lifehacker: Try Using Google Drive as a Progressive Web App

Lifehacker: Try Using Google Drive as a Progressive Web App. “Google Drive is now available as a progressive web app (PWA) for desktop and mobile, giving users an alternative to launching the service in their regular browsers. PWAs look and feel like stripped-down apps, even though they’re basically living in a stripped-down version of your browser. “

Amit Agarwal: Count the Number of Words and Characters in a Google Document

Amit Agarwal: Count the Number of Words and Characters in a Google Document. “If you were to count the nubmer of words and characters in a Google Document, open the document, go to the Tools menu and choose Word Count. That’s a good option for counting words in a single document manually but what if you have a folder of files in Google Drive, say student assignments, and wish to know the words or characters per document. That’s where Google Apps Script can help.”

Make Tech Easier: Your Guide to Migrating Between Popular Cloud Services

Make Tech Easier: Your Guide to Migrating Between Popular Cloud Services. “This is your single-point guide to moving files between popular cloud service providers including Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, and iCloud. Out of the above names, only Apple allows you to directly transfer iCloud Drive files to any other cloud service as long as it’s available on the App Store. For the remaining services, you can only transfer using third-party apps as shown here.”

BetaNews: Microsoft rolls out Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar integrations to Outlook. com

BetaNews: Microsoft rolls out Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar integrations to Outlook. com. “Microsoft seems to have started rolling out new integration options to Outlook.com, making life easier for anyone who uses both Microsoft and Google services. As well as offering Gmail integration to allow people to read emails from their Google accounts within Outlook online, Microsoft is also in the process of adding support for Google Calendar and Google Drive.”

The Next Web: Here’s how you make your Google Docs secure

The Next Web: Here’s how you make your Google Docs secure . “… like every other piece of useful technology, Google Docs can cause unwanted security and privacy problems. The convenience of Google Docs often leads users to let their guard down and ignore security issues. If you’re using Google Docs to store business secrets, the next best-selling novel, or a future award-winning research paper, here are some tips that will make sure your documents are secure.”