Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization service manufactured by Google. It enables users to store files inside the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite which allows collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and much more.
For Google Drive to synchronize files involving the user’s computer and Google Drive storage, google’s Drive ‘client’ software have to be running around the user’s computer. The client communicates with Google Drive to synchronise data.
The Google Drive app on Android and iOS supported editing of documents and spreadsheets until April 2014, once the capability was moved to the newly released standalone apps for Docs, Sheets and Slides. Google’s Drive app on Android allows users to take an image of an document, sign, or any other text and employ Optical Character Recognition to convert to text that can be edited.