Google Apps – What are they??

First, I must say that I think Google Apps are great.  They may not do everything, but they have revolutionised my working life! So, what are they? Basically, they are a collection of programs which do specific jobs. The first...

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How to set up a Google Account

You’ll need a Google account to access the Google Apps.  Below are step-by-step instructions on how set one up. Go to the Google account set up page. Fill in the form with your details: name your new email address...

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Google Drive (1) – How to access it

You’ve got a Google account, so how do you access your Google Drive and its contents? Go to In the top right-hand corner, you’ll see a blue “Sign In” button.  Click it and this will take...

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Google Drive (2) – The menus (part 1)

Once you’ve logged in to your account and clicked on Drive, you’ll be presented with the main Drive page. There are 4 main areas: 1) In the middle is where you will see your files and folders. 2) On the left, you...

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Google Drive (3) – The menus (part 2)

In this post, I’ll briefly go through the options on the bar above the files and folders area. The bar above the files and folders area, contains some more Drive options and also where you can find the location of a file...

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Google Drive (4) – The menus (part 3)

At the top of the screen is the search bar and account options. Search bar It’s no surprise that Google includes a powerful search engine so you can find your files, without having to hunt for them via the folders.  Just...

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Google Drive (5) – How does it work?

In this post, I’ll explain what Google Drive is and how it works.  It’s important to have an overall understanding of how it works before diving into the details. When you log into Google Drive, your computer...

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Google Drive (7) – Moving files around

With the latest version of Google Drive, it’s much easier to move files around and similar to what you may be used to on Windows or on OS. There are however, different ways to do it.  Below are the 3 main ways. 1) Drag and...

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Google Drive (9) – Sharing files and folders

Life is less lonely if you share stuff.  Well, it’s the same with files and folders on Google Drive! Once you’ve created something often you want to share it with someone, a team, a class or even the whole world, and...

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Google Drive (16) – Finding your files

Once you’ve been using Google Drive for a while, I bet everyone’s had that moment where you ask yourself, “Now, where did I save that file??“ Or if you’re organised like me, you end up with folders...

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Google Drive (17) – Previewing your files

If you have some PDFs, Microsoft files like Word, pictures, or other files which aren’t Google ones, Google Drive allows you to preview your file right within Drive.  This is useful if you want to view those documents...

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Multiple FILE Maker

Making multiple copies in Google Drive is a slow, boring task. You select the file you want, make a copy, then have to rename it, then repeat this again and again. Here you’ll learn how to make multiple copies of a file...

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