Excellent news for fans of the cloud. Posted on the official Google Docs blog is this announcement:
We’re happy to announce that over the next few weeks we will be rolling out the ability to upload, store and organize any type of file in Google Docs. With this change, you’ll be able to upload and access your files from any computer — all you need is an Internet connection.
While removing the filetype filter from the uploader may be a small change, the possibilities it opens are endless. Even better is the fact that it uses the same kind of Gmail / Picasa storage plan which will set you back a mere $20 per year for 80 Gb of cloud space. Wohoo, right?
Yes, mostly for the future outlook. There are a few catches to this solution with regards to the immediate future:
- Individual files are currently limited to a maximum filesize of 250Mb.
- So far, there’s no desktop integration as there is with DropBox’ rather elegant solution.
- You’ll have to upload files with the online uploader, manually.
Even so, the prospect is intriguing and I do believe we’ll eventually see if not an official desktop integration solution, then a sanctioned 3rd party one. Also, the predictions were correct, Google Docs will morph into Webdrive. Superb.
What’ll you use it for? Music? Work files? Clever things?