When you’re on your mobile devices, you can select specific files on Google Drive to be accessible offline, which is especially useful when you travel.
Just access your Google Drive mobile app, select the file you want to be available offline, and set it as such.
If you want to work on your documents from your computer offline, you’ll have to download the Drive app. Once that's done, you can go to the Google Drive website and select “Offline”. This will make all the files easily accessible offline from your computer.
5. Play music
If you’re using Google Drive to store your music as well, you can play your music directly from storage.
Just access the “My Drive” menu, find and click “connect more apps”, and choose a music player to connect your drive to.
Go ahead and double-click on any music file you have there. Most music players would be able to access all the music files you have in cloud storage, making it a nifty music player to have.
6. Edit photos in Drive
Let’s face it, downloading photographs from cloud before editing them is so tedious. Why not edit them in storage instead? If you connect Google Drive to Pixlr Editor, you can open any image files from Google Drive in a Photoshop-like interface to do more than the basic photo manipulations.
7. Google doc for programmers
Google Docs are all fun and good when you’re writing an essay, but when you’re a programmer you need a proper plain text word processor to get the job done.
Apps like Drive Notepad work just like Google Doc, editing a document directly from Drive, but this one is specifically enhanced for coding work, with numbered lines and automatic syntax highlighting.
Once you’re done, that precious bit of coding gets saved into your cloud storage drive.