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What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations,drawings, Forms, Sites and more. 

What are Google Apps?

Google Apps are the free resources that Google offers every person with a Gmail Account. The following are the products, or apps, that you get:

  • Drive
  • Calendar
  • Hangouts
  • Photos
  • Maps
  • News

All of these services are FREE, unless you choose to purchase extra data space from Google. This is not necessary for the average user, and most people do not do so unless they are running a sizable business and storing everything in Google Drive, in which case you could purchase Google Apps for Work.

Books about Google Apps and Drive

Videos on Google Drive

Learn more about computers in the Library


Check out Udemy on our Learning and Discovery computer terminals.  Udemy offers one free class in Google Drive, which includes 2 hours of lecture and video.


The Westport Library Tech Team offers once-a-week classes to show how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, as well as introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. 

Click here to see our offerings and sign up!

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