Download Drive to your phone or tablet as well as your PC. For the best use, use it with Google Chrome.
To choose from a huge range of third party apps, click New > More > Connect more apps. To find Add-0ns that enhance Docs and Sheets, click on the Add-ons button while you’re editing a file.
Google Drive offers 65 languages, found at Settings > Change Language Settings.
Install the Google Drive Web app with Chrome, to access and edit files when you’re offline.
For bibliographies, try EasyBib, or Paperpile in Docs > Add-ons.
Drive keeps deleted files for 30 days, and has a Revision History feature which keeps up to 100 old versions of your work. In Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawings, go to File> See revision history.
For voice typing (in 40 languages), open a new Doc and go to Tools > Voice Typing.
Google Drive comes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to turn pictures into searchable text. The process is described at support.google.com/drive/answer/176692?.
Convert files to any format with cloudconvert. Go to cloudconvert.com.
To send attachments easily from Gmail, attach files from Drive instantly just by clicking the triangle in the “Send” bar.
Go to Doc >Insert >Table of Contents to make a table of contents.
PicMonkey or Pixlr are both great Add-ons for editing images, and you can make mind maps with MindMeister.
Sign documents online with DocuSign or PandaDoc.
If the chat feature is not enough, use UberConference for holding and saving voice-conference calls with a group of people.
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