Monday, February 23, 2015

Google Drive Folder Shenanigains

Our organisation uses Dropbox and I have to say, I hate it. Trying to work collaboratively with about 40 staff is painful. I cannot recall the number of times someone moves a folder shared with them, only to make it unaccessible to the rest of the cohort sharing the folder or worse, deleting it for them.

I have been using Dropbox for so long I assumed that this was the case for Google Drive too. Not so! I just moved a folder shared with me by another organisation using Google for Work (old Google Apps) and no problems whatsoever! Loving life!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Google Read, really impressed.

I get loads of PDF's. I have to download, read and annotate many of them too. It was really by accident that I realised that I can upload my own PDF's into Google Read and access them across all my devices.

I was searching the web recently for back issues of a magazine I like to read when I have some spare time. I was prepared to whip out the credit card and pay for them. Low and behold, they give issues that are older than two years away for free. So I downloaded a bunch. Where to store them? Turns our Google Read is a great facility.

I am aware that Amazon offers the same service, however having two Android devices, it just seemed like the most intuitive way to manage the magazines.

I'd be interested to hear if others use Google Read on a regular basis. What is your experience of it?

PS - If you are about to either (a) ask where I got the D&D 5E versions of the books from or (b) slam me for having illegal copies which they actually are, I only downloaded them (and uploaded them to Google Read) after having purchased the original books.

Google News Redux