Google has strictly announced in a blog post that a Drive focus for desktop is being close down to make approach for a subsequent era cloud synchronization solutions. Support for a existent app shall be stopped from Dec 11, 2017, and it will stop to work henceforth on Mar 12, 2018.
Do note that a Google Drive use is not going anywhere, it is usually a PC and Mac apps that are being discontinued. Those who are regulating a pronounced applications will start to see a ‘going away’ presentation from Oct onwards. If we entrance a Google Drive by a web, this stop won’t impact we during all and we can continue regulating a cloud use by your web browser.
Alternatives of a Google Drive App
Basically, there are dual replacements of a Google Drive app for PC and Mac. The initial and a easiest one is a ‘Backup and Sync’, while for a craving users, there is a ‘Drive File Streamer’. Let’s speak a bit about them.
Backup and Sync
This is a inheritor of a Google Drive app and it comes with all a functionalities of a precursor. The Backup and Sync is a extensive cloud resolution and caters each form of calm and even a photos and videos saved by Google Photos. Precisely vocalization it is a multiple of a vacating Google Drive app and a Google Photos app.
Speaking of usability, a Backup and Sync works really likewise to a Google Drive program and normal users won’t feel most disproportion in changeable to it. To download a new app, revisit here.
Drive File Stream
Google has also enabled a support for offline entrance in a Drive File Stream application. You only need to pre-select a files or folders that we wish to use though being connected to a internet and a app cleverly store them on your PC storage.
This is quite meant for a professionals and is now being beta tested by some G Suite Enterprise, Business and Education customers. As a name suggests, a Drive File Stream is an modernized cloud synchronizing resolution that is mostly formed on live streaming essence directly from a web.
Unlike a Google Drive, we would not need to download a files to your desktop, but, Drive File Stream shall straightway tide them to your PC or Mac. You will be means to use those files as if they are stored on your computer’s storage. This is going to save a lot of hoop space and also save we from a con of downloading a record and afterwards opening it.
With Drive File Stream, we might work with Drive files directly from a focus of your choice, for example, Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. Any alterations we make to files in those apps are saved automatically to Drive and we can entrance them after from any of your devices.