Google Drive Tips You Should Know

Google Drive has more than a Billion active users. But only a few use the platform features efficiently.

Here are tips for you to use Google Drive as a pro.

Google Drive tips and tricks to boost your productivity

1. Search within images

A simple search for word image has, it will fetch you appropriate images. It even recognizes the text in images.

Google Drive: Search within images

2. Open PDF and text images as a text document

It is annoying when you get documents that you have to edit in PDF formats.

A hidden Google Drive hack solves this problem.

Upload the PDF or image file in Google Drive and open it with Google Docs.

Google Drive: Open PDF and text images as a text document

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3. Use the activity pane to get a history of all the changes

The activity pane allows you to keep an eye on all the changes made to a file by anyone.

To view this, select the file or folder and press ‘i’ on your keyboard or the ‘i’ icon on the top left of the home screen.

Use the activity pane to get a history of all the changes

4. Create a force copy link

Force copy link enables the copy of the file to retain the source file in its original location. All you need to do is copy the link to the original file in the browser. Replace the text after the last slash with the word “copy”

Google Drive: Create a force copy link

5. Install “Google Drive” App

This app lets you sync your Google Drive files onto your local disks. You can access and edit these files using native apps like MS Word and Photoshop.

Google Drive: Download app

6. Whizz through Drive-by learning keyboard shortcuts

Leverage shortcuts to 10X your productivity.

Google Drive: learn useful keyboard shortcuts

7. Narrow down your searches

Google Drive’s advanced search tool enables users to filter searches based on the type of file, the owner of the file, the folder in which it is in, and its date of creation.

Google Drive: Narrow down search

8. Turn on push notifications to save time

Turning on browser notifications can be very useful. You can keep up with who is working on what, make edits quickly, view comments in real-time, and more.

Google Drive: Turn on push notification

9. Save the webpage directly to your Drive

The Save to Google Drive plugin provides a speedy way to add images, documents, as well as HTML5-based videos and audio.

Google Drive: save webpages on google drive

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