Lifehacker: How to Use Google Drive’s New ‘View History’ Feature. “If you use Google Docs (or Sheets, or Slides) you may have noticed a recent pop-up letting you know that ‘Editors can now see you view history.’ Without any context, the message is a little confusing—even disconcerting if you’re the paranoid type—but there’s nothing to be worried about. Here’s what you need to know about the latest feature coming to Google Drive.”
Amit Agarwal, who is just on a roll this week: How to Keep your Folders on FTP Server and Google Drive in Sync. “The only issue with using a desktop application is that it needs to be run manually on your computer. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could set up a task that continuously monitors your Google Drive (or Dropbox or OneDrive) for new files and automatically copies them to a specified FTP server?”
Joyce Valenza: Google Docs and Drive Add-ons for CC0 images. “If you use Google Docs and Slides to create and communicate, you may be interested in how easy it now is to incorporate free, copyright-friendly images into your projects without having to leave your document to search for them. I was surprised to discover my very favorite image portals were available in the form of add-ons.” Quick roundup but so useful if you do a lot of writing in Google Docs / Google Drive!
FINALLY. Google Apps updates: Search within a folder in Google Drive. “You can now search for content in a specific folder in Google Drive. Select the drop-down in the search bar and choose the folder you want from the Location menu, or right-click on a folder and search within that folder. Only folders that are within your My Drive or within Team Drives can be searched; if you have a folder that is shared with you, first add the folder to your My Drive.”
Digital Inspiration: How to Embed MP3 Audio Files In Web Pages with the help of Google Drive. “Audio hosting websites like SoundCloud or Anchor.fm make it easy for you to embed audio files in your web pages and blogs. Just upload your file – like an MP3 song or an audio podcast – to any of these sites and they’ll provide the HTML embed code that you can copy-paste in your web template. Simple! If you have been storing your MP3 files inside Google Drive, you can embed the files directly from Drive without having to upload them to another website.”
TechWorld: 8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive. “Google Drive is useful all by itself, but a number of Chrome browser extensions add more functions to Google’s cloud storage and office apps service. I covered several of these add-ons for Chrome in a previous article, ‘8 free Chrome extensions that enhance Google Drive.’ Following is a fresh batch of Chrome extensions that can improve how you work with and manage files in Google Drive.”
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.”