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You can search your Google Drive files directly from Chrome’s Omnibox: Go into the “Edit search engines” menu and add a new search engine with the name “Google Drive” and the keyword
gd(or whatever keyword you prefer). For the URL, enter
http://drive.google.com/?hl=en&tab=bo#search/%s, then click the Done button.
gdinto the Omnibox, hit Tab, and search away within your own Drive files.
When it comes to writing my books for publishers I’ll be sticking with Word for the foreseeable future. The main reason is that’s what the publishers want, but the other is Word’s track changes feature which is an absolute necessity when dealing with co-authors and editors. However, at work we’re using Google Drive so I’ve been looking into some of the deeper tools available there and I’ve discovered that Google Drive also has a track changes feature, named “See revision history” which can be found under the file menu or by typing CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-g.
I will say that see revision history if more like stepping through the history of a Wikipedia page, than Word’s track changes, but it is definitely a step in the right direction.
This tip courtesy of GoogleDriveTips.net.
I was watching This Week in Google yesterday and one of the guests mentioned making his Twitter archive public via GoogleDrive. So, I went and did it. It’s only up to date though yesterday and doesn’t update itself as you need to download the data from your Twitter account and then upload the files to GDrive (and then make it public) but I thought it was an interesting idea to try our. Check it out @ http://goo.gl/NnqsE.