... it's not the self-driving car project. But it is what I've been working on for quite a while.Google Drive
includes file sync programs for Mac and Windows; smart phone apps, online viewing of PDFs, Office documents, images, videos, and text; an updated organizational UI for the Google Docs list; a folder-focused UI; file search using OCR and Google Goggles
image recognition, and a lot more. It's closely integrated with Google Docs, so you can use the same fine-grained sharing for photos of your kids, scanned tax documents, and CAD drawings as you can for a family budget or a short story.
Google Drive is a much more effective backup strategy than my previous "drag all the files from my old computer to my new computer, maybe twice" practice. By storing my old school papers and various projects in the cloud
, I can access them anywhere, even if my house burns down or my laptoo gets stolen. I also took the opportunity to convert a lot of my AppleWorks 6 files to PDF to avoid proprietary format bitrot. Maybe I'll eventually gettgem up on my website
.Google Drive has been a long time coming
and people have wanted it for a long time
. I'm glad to have helped bring it to fruition.