Google Drive and the Cloud

The last post that I want to write about using the Cloud for your sales and marketing efforts has to do with using Google Drive.

googledriveI would guess that this is the most ubiquitous of the three programs I have mentioned in my previous posts, although all three are very well known and used by perhaps millions of people.

Google Drive has one very compelling advantage, in that it is free. There is a business class set up, but most small timers are served well by the free version. It has many useful features and several ways to organize your documents. The search function is powerful and helpful if you can’t find the document that you want. If you know some of the content, or know something else unique to the file you can search and find what you’re looking for. Continue reading “Google Drive and the Cloud”

Dropbox and the Cloud

dropbox

Dropbox is a little different than the functionality of Evernote. It works like part of your computer system and uses a folders metaphor to do its job. Once you become familiar with it and are used to the few special features that allow you to share folders and the like, it just works, and works well.

Saying that it has less features than Evernote isn’t really fair. It isn’t intended to do everything. You can save documents from all your basic Apps. Microsoft Word and Excel are givens. There are many others. Photos are savable for example.

This is a really easy system to use, and by doing so you are able to access your information using various devices and anywhere that you can get on the internet.

Dropbox is free for a trial period and is economical at $12.50 a month for businesses. It’s easy to tryout. If you click on the logo above it will take you to the Dropbox site.

For many businesses this program will provide the service that is needed.

The Cloud and Evernote

Yesterday I posted a tease about using the Cloud to organize the sales and marketing efforts. I have used three apps to accomplish that purpose over the last several years.

  1. Evernote
  2. Dropbox
  3. Google Drive

There are many more that could be considered, but these are perhaps the most successful locations, and they are what I know best, so …

Each of these three Apps has advantages and disadvantages. They all have a much different slant on the utilization of the Cloud to capture and retain your documents and data. It’s not that any one of them is better. Rather the issue is purpose and use – why a particular App is more suited to your needs. Each of these three Apps is well polished and has been out there for a while. Each has a hugh following and perhaps you already use one or more of them.

Let’s go over some aspects of each App. I will break this down into individual posts for your consideration. Continue reading “The Cloud and Evernote”