Benefits For Students Using Google Drive

13:30' 29-05-2018
Google Drive, with its many convenient apps and Add-ons, can make life a lot easier for students, according to Insider Guides.

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    • 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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