When you think of cloud storage, you think of Dropbox. Dropbox has become the sweetheart among cloud solutions and even Google’s mighty alternative Google Drive hasn’t managed to make much of a dent in Dropbox’s popularity. But Google is definitely trying to one step ahead of its rival by offering third party integration with its cloud solutions. While these Google Drive Apps are not yet available on a grand scale, there are more than a handful of services that are sure to get your attention. Here are 15 Google Drive Apps that are sure to be quite popular with users.
Google Drive Apps can currently be launched only from the Chrome Web Store. So if you want to avail of these services, just sign in to the Chrome Web Store to install them. Note that you may have to register for one or more of the services to use them.
Once installed, you will find them by navigating to Create and then choosing More.
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DocuSign lets you add tags or placeholders to a document and is ideal when you want to get a recipient’s signature on a contractual agreement, or other document that’s stored on Google Drive. You can do that in a few less steps plus track and manage such documents with the DocuSign app for Google Drive.
This leading online mind mapping application, lets you work on collaborative projects, manage online meetings, and work in real time with users across the internet. Now that MindMeister is integrated with Google Drive, you can open and edit mind map formats such as MindManager, Freemind and XMind directly from Google Drive and even sync their entire maps list.
HelloFax is a cool web application that lets you sign documents and send faxes online. It saves you the hassle of printing, signing, and then scanning documents to send to clients or customers. With Google Drive integration, documents you need to sign are that much closer.
Remember the cool alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint? When you install SlideRocket to Google Drive, it will become the default viewer for PPT files. This means that you can now create, edit and import presentations from your cloud storage.
This awesome photo editor can now be opened in Google Drive – which means you can apply photo effects, resize, crop, remove redeye, and a whole lot more right from your Google Drive account. Just right-click the photo and choose to open with Aviary to start tinkering your photos. Your saved changes will automatically be updated to Google Drive.
Lucidchart, the visually cool collaborative tool that lets you create and work on drawings, diagrams, flow charts, and more in a real time environment has also integrated its services with Google Drive.
This app is a free project scheduling app. It lets you save and share your project schedules with users around the world, import Microsoft Project file, and even create a project schedule from scratch using their project templates.
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8reader lets you read ebooks in formats such as epub, mobi and fb2 from Google Drive. You can even convert books within these file formats. This is definitely one of my favorite apps.
Yet another project management app that has a spreadsheet like interface and lets you collaborate on projects and tasks, attach documents from Google Drive to its spreadsheets, update project info from Gmail, import Google contacts, and more.
Pixorial Video is a great way to edit videos you uploaded to Google Drive. Once you have trimmed, added titles or transitions to the videos, you can even share them on your favorite social networks.
The app that lets you manage all your apps in one central cloud space is now integrated with Google Drive. You can do so much with Jolicloud including creating customized apps in seconds, accessing your Dropbox files, and working with your Google Drive files.
This is yet another online image editor that offers popular tools to edit photos and images. This editor even lets you open and edit PSD files. There’s no registration required so you can start editing your images right away.
WeVideo is a collaborative video editing tool. You can use drag-and-drop functionality to create your own videos, add special effects, music, and more without waiting for rendering. You can then share your cool movies with your social networks.
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More and more services are being added to Google Drive, so keep an eye open for apps that you hope to use on Google Drive. And let us know your favorite app in the comments section.