Slightly Disappointed in Google Drive

Posted Apr 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm in Threads > Apps & Games

I have been drooling over the thought of Google Drive ever since it has been rumored. I was picturing some all-powerful service that would blow my mind. So far, what I have seen is just a large extension of Google Docs. I envisioned being able to select folders on my phone that I wanted to be sync’d to Drive and the same on my computer. That way I could have pictures taken on my phone automatically added to my desktop if I wanted, or I could have my aCar backups folder automatically upload new backups to Drive. Same could go for Titanium backups so those would always be in a safe place (since my Nexus has no external storage). I already had to wipe my Nexus to get it to boot a few months ago when a GMaps update sent it into a boot loop, and that time I lost everything (luckily my pictures were backed up to G+).

Don’t get me wrong, Google Drive is cool and is definitely a step in the right direction, but after all this waiting, I thought it would be more. The search features it includes are awesome and the pricing is dirt cheap for those who want more storage. I was Googling if it was possible to just sync certain folders with Drive and I came across this blog on ComputerWorld. I am feeling pretty much the exact same way this author is.

http://blogs.computerworld.com/20085/three_ways_sugarsync_beats_google_drive