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Want to add Save to Drive to your site?  It's never been easier.
 
Save to Drive with just the click of a button

From bank statements to product manuals, files exist across the internet worth hanging onto for safekeeping. The new “Save to Drive” button lets you save files directly to your Google Drive with just one click for websites that make it available.

Bigstock, Fotolia, O'Reilly, Delta Dental, Outbox and Zen Payroll already have the button in action, so check them out. Head over to the blog to find out more: http://goo.gl/q4EPa

Do you know of other websites that can benefit from a Save to Drive button? Let us know in the comments!
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Listen up, developers. The same magic that lets users collaborate in real-time with Docs, Sheets, and Slides is available to you now via the Google Drive Realtime API. See it in action here: http://goo.gl/aCYuB
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Save content from anywhere on the web to your Drive with a new Chrome extension, plus updates to images

Today, we're introducing a new Save to Drive Chrome extension that gives you a couple of ways to capture content from around the web and store it right to your Google Drive. Once you've installed the extension, you can click the Drive extension icon to save an image of a page, the HTML source code, or a Web archive. Or you can right-click on images or links to files and save them directly to Drive. 

We've also added a few new ways to work with images that are already stored in Drive. You can now zoom by scrolling or using the new fit to page and 100% buttons. And if you have something to say about a specific part of an image, you can select a region and add a comment to it.

Install the Save to Drive extension in the Chrome Web Store: http://goo.gl/exqu2
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+Josh Hudgins, have you guys considered allowing this extension to select the destination folder in G Drive before saving the file? This extra feature would make this extension 10x more powerful !! Already love it so much, but I ache for this feature!
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With Google Drive, you can now do more with your stuff in the cloud—from storing to creating to collaborating. For this week’s #gonegoogle tip, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite web apps that work with Drive.

For aspiring film makers, movie editing is a cinch with WeVideo http://goo.gl/ktCxp. Just drag and drop videos stored in your Google Drive right into your blockbuster hit. Or if your story is better expressed through words, Lulu One-Click Publishing http://goo.gl/DXKd4 lets you publish your own books with a single click from Drive.

There’s bound to be a web app that’s right for you—whether you’re a photographer, designer, planner or go-getter. Check out the Chrome Web Store for more apps: http://goo.gl/HzEd3 and let us know what apps you love working with in Drive in the comments!
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Google Drive First Impressions

So far I've tested Google Drive with the Mac desktop client app.

What I like:

* Google Docs integration. When I first installed the app on my Mac, I was happily surprised to see GDrive automatically sync my Google Docs to a new folder in Finder. The folder is a messy pile of unorganized documents, but it synced docs that are almost 4 years old. (I didn't realize I've been using Docs that long.) I'm much more likely to organize my docs into folders now that I can do it in Finder.
* The Google Drive SDK. Even though many of the client libraries are alpha or beta, the GDrive SDK documentation and example code is excellent. Doesn't look like it supports file revisions quite the same way Dropbox does, but I'll find out more about that when/if we dive into adding GDrive support for +Todo.txt apps.

What I don't like:

* No option to open GDocs locally or while you're offline. GDrive actually syncs links to GDocs files, not the files themselves. So if I click on myspreadsheet.gsheet, it launches my browser to edit the file there. What I'd like to see is an option to batch-download-and-convert all the links into standard local readable file formats (doc, xls, ppt, etc). Update: note that if you store non GDocs files in Google Docs--which you can, but most people probably don't (well, until now)--those get synced fully and can be opened with local desktop apps. For example, pdf, mov, png, exe files stored in Google Docs all sync fully with offline access, not just links to them.
* Lack of easy account switching in the desktop client app. If you've got more than one Google account, it's not as easy as it could be to switch between those accounts in the desktop client app.
* Docs which have been shared with me don't sync to my device (update: by default). Why not? You have to click on "View items shared with me" and then drag and drop the files you want to sync into the "My Drive" folder to see them there.

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Access everywhere. Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just...there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started w...
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Nice article from lifehacker on some of the more useful apps that can be connected to Drive. 
A little over a year ago, Google officially changed the name of its Docs app to Drive and gave users cloud storage to compete with Dropbox. While so far the search giant has yet to dethrone the incumbent, the service does have one distinct advantage over the competition: a wide array of extensions and apps that integrate directly into the service.
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Drive is now officially a complete platform to build apps on with these two cool new features: Add custom metadata, (tags, ids, ratings, states, whatever) to your files, and add application data (non-user modifiable application-specific configuration data) to your apps.

Enjoy!
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Have you tried adding apps to Google Drive to help you get more stuff done? There are hundreds of handy ones to choose from, and now it’s even easier to browse for and add them to Drive. 

From the newly updated Create button, click on “Connect more apps” and you’ll be able to browse, search for, and add apps to Drive in one click. Give it a try, and let us know which apps are your favorites. 
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+John Day-Richter and I talk up the Drive SDK at Google I/O. #io12 #Drive
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Yeah I bought one as soon as they posted the link, JB is really really awesome.
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Nice article on the potential of the Drive SDK
This is how a search company can steal the productivity business: By storing work, not helping users edit it. Read this blog post by Rafe Needleman on Internet & Media.
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Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive. It turns out, one of the two actually does exist. Today, we're introducing Google Drive—a place where you can cre...
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Congrats on the launch!!
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