Here are some special features of collaboration in Google Drive:
History of changes: When a Google document is edited the document is automatically saved and stored, and a history of the changes is kept.
Collaborators: An on-screen chat window shows who else is online viewing the documents.
Speech to Text: Using the Chrome browser open a Google doc and go to the Tools menu. Select Voice Typing. Click on the microphone icon that appears in your document, it will turn red showing it is recording. Begin speaking and watch as it types what you say.
- When you need a period say "period."
- When you need a new line, say "new line."
- When you are done click the microphone icon to turn it off
Citations for your research: When you are working in a Google document (using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browsers) and want to get some resources, go to the Tools menu and select Research. This opens a side window where you can search any topic, access a dictionary, images, and much more.You will also find a citation format where you can select MLA, APA, or Chicago.
Files in Folders: Similar to Dropbox, you can create folders to keep your documents orderly. To move a document to a folder, you can drag and drop it in the appropriate place.
Save formats: Google Drive also lets you save in a variety of formats, including: DOC, XLS, CSV, ODS, ODT, PDF, RTF and HTML. In addition, you can also import files from Microsoft Office or other applications for collaboration.
Google Drive is also available as an app for multiple platforms.