How to get The Most Out Of Google Drive? 8 Great Tips!

How to get The Most Out Of Google Drive? 8 Great Tips!

Google Drive is one of my favorite storage place and system that really works!

If you already use Google Drive, my hope is that you’re able to take away a few helpful tips. And if you don’t already use Google Drive, I advise you to start using it.

Share Documents & Control Access Levels

In Google Drive you can share documents and control access levels, by clicking on Share > Advance and set permissions.


Embrace Add-Ons

With using Add-Ons you can exten the functionality of Google Drive. One of my favorites are:

  • Table of contents to show table in Google Document sidebar
  • autoCrat to merge data in spreadsheet to e.g. pdf (I use it to create pdf Invoices from spreadsheet)



Use Drag and Drop to Upload in Google Drive

Drag and drop functionality is really great and useful. You can simply drag and drop images or documents to desired Google Drive folder and upload them.


Attach Google Drive Files On Gmail

Especially when I would like to send larger files is super useful to attach them via Google Drive directly on email.


Offline access in Drive

Even I am not online I still can use my Drive and they automatically sync when I go online.

For more organized Drive you can change Folder Color

This functionality I didn’t know about for a long time. And then I find that you can color-coded you Drive Folders and this become very often used for me.


Stars – fast access

Stars are very simple but big time saver to access documents you often used. I star my documents that I often use and I can easily and fast access them.



Using templates can make your documents more professional or just more organized and nice. Some templates can also add functionality and bring more to the table.

Hope you’re able to take away a few helpful tips and please share yours in a comment section below!

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  • Kennedy Lazar
    Posted at 19:56h, 03 April Reply

    I LOVE google drive! Except I had no idea you could do this much with it!

    • Maja
      Posted at 20:29h, 03 April Reply

      Yes, there is sooo much… Every time I find something new I am soo impressed.. 🙂

  • Luke
    Posted at 20:18h, 03 April Reply

    Didn’t know you could color code folders, that’s awesome!

    • Maja
      Posted at 20:33h, 03 April Reply

      And now all your folders will be colored 😉

  • Kerrymay._.Makes
    Posted at 02:45h, 04 April Reply

    Must try the star one as I use mine for work and home. Great tips xx

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