The semi-GDrive upload feature announced earlier this month has gone live, giving everyone with Google Docs 1GB space to store and share files of any kind. Here's a look at how it works.
Log into your Google Docs account, and you should see the notification pictured above, with a more streamlined "Upload" button next to the Create New item.
You'll arrive at the upload page, which offers a few neat features beyond simple file choosing. Check a box, and you can automatically convert your Word and other documents to "Google Docs format" for actual online editing abilities, or you can just keep them stored for sharing and later downloading. That's a nice control option for those who use Google Docs as a universal file manager, but don't always love its conversion skills with certain formats. You can also pre-place your files in particular folders for better organisation.
After uploading your files or documents, you can see what percentage of your 1024 MB, or 1 GB, you're using, and get links to share or send those files to others, including easy-to-fill Google Contacts.
Where did your documents go, though? They're in the "All Items" view, and can be shared, downloaded, or renamed, just like a regular file.
How do you like Google Docs' file storage and sharing capabilities, compared to its competitors? Tell us how you're finding the semi-GDrive useful, or not, in the comments.