Google Drive

Google Drive
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1. Main Features

  • Access through Google account
  • 15 GB of storage space for free users
  • View a wide variety of popular files, such as .DOCX, .XLSX, .MP4, .WMV, and .JPG
  • Share files for convenient collaboration
  • Create documents and download them as various file types, such as DOC, PPT, XLS, and PDF.

2. Software Overview

Google Drive is a web storage service that allows you to view various file types. You can upload any type of file and create, edit, save, and convert office file formats with the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides programs.

Drive is available for free for anyone with a Google account. Each user is given 15 GB of storage for free with the option to upgrade to more storage space. After uploading your files to Drive, you can organize them into folders and choose to share the documents with others with read-only or read/write permissions.

Drive comes with several tools for creating and editing Office file types. Google Docs is used for viewing and editing documents, Google Sheets is used for viewing and editing spreadsheets, and Google Slides is used for viewing and editing presentations. Some of the popular file formats supported by these tools include .DOCX, .ODT, .PPTX, .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, .XLSX, .CSV, and .TXT. Drive also allows multiple users to collaboratively work on files at the same time, which is helpful for team projects such as reports or presentations.

You can also install the Google Drive app on your Android or iOS device. This allows you to view and edit files in Google Drive from your device, as well as upload and download files from and to your device.

Google Drive is a great assistant for users looking to store files on the web and remotely collaborate with others. Its integration with other Google features, such as Gmail and Google Photos, makes it even more useful for organizing important files. If you are looking for a reliable cloud-storage and document collaboration tool, you should try Google Drive.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.GDOC - Google Docs Shortcut
Other file extensions used by Google Drive:
# File Extension Name
1 .3GPP 3GPP Media File
2 .BMP Bitmap Image File
3 .DOC Microsoft Word Document (Legacy)
4 .DOCX Microsoft Word Document
5 .DOCX Microsoft Word Open XML Document
6 .DOTM Microsoft Word Macro-Enabled Document Template
7 .DOTX Microsoft Word Template
8 .GDOC Google Drive Document Link File
9 .GDOCX Google Drive Document
10 .GDRAW Google Drive Drawing
11 .GFORM Google Drive Form
12 .GIF Graphical Interchange Format File
13 .GLINK Google Drive External File Shortcut
14 .GMAP Google Drive My Map
15 .GSHEET Google Drive Spreadsheet Link File
16 .GSLIDES Google Drive Presentation Link File
17 .GTABLE Google Drive Fusion Table
18 .HEIF High Efficiency Image Format
19 .ICO Icon File
20 .JPG JPEG Image
21 .M4V iTunes Video File
22 .MEMO Samsung Memo
23 .MP3 MP3 Audio File
24 .MTS AVCHD Video File
25 .OGG Ogg Vorbis Audio File
26 .PDF Portable Document Format File
27 .PNG Portable Network Graphic
28 .POT Microsoft PowerPoint Template (Legacy)
29 .POTM Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation Template
30 .POTX Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Template
31 .PPS Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show (Legacy)
32 .PPSM Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Show
33 .PPSX PowerPoint Open XML Slide Show
34 .PPSX Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show
35 .PPT Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy)
36 .PPT PowerPoint Presentation
37 .PPTM Microsoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation
38 .PPTX PowerPoint Open XML Presentation
39 .PPTX Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
40 .QT Apple QuickTime Movie
41 .SVG Scalable Vector Graphics File
42 .TIF Tagged Image File
43 .TIFF Tagged Image File Format
44 .WAV WAVE Audio File
45 .WMV Windows Media Video File
46 .WMV Windows Media Video
47 .XLS Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy)
48 .XLS Excel Spreadsheet
49 .XLSM Excel Open XML Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet
50 .XLSX Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
51 .XLSX Microsoft Excel Open XML Spreadsheet
52 .XPS XML Paper Specification File
53 ._DOCX Renamed Microsoft Word Document

Updated: April 13, 2020

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