Google Docs’ “Upload Any File” Available Now

January 20, 2010

As promised, Google Docs has rolled out the "upload any file" feature that lets you store files up to 250MB in size in Docs (up to 1GB for free, $0.25 per extra GB).

Just checked my account and got the notification near the Upload button explaining the new capability. Coupled with the ability to share folders, this can easily be used to share any kind of media--like an album of MP3s, as shown in the screenshot (supplied by a reader).

Gina, you think it’s feasible that Google Docs can now be used for online backup purposes?

jammyf
Jan 20 10 at 9:29 pm

Sure, you could use it for first-resort backup, like you’d use a thumb drive, but for hardcore backup, no. I need my backups to happen automatically, so I use Time Machine/Mozy to do that.

Gina Trapani [+195]
Jan 21 10 at 8:59 am

Gina, an accessibility/usability issue with the style you rely on for links. They are complimentary to your design, I get that, but terribly difficult to read not only because they are too light but also especially difficult for anyone with green color deficits in their vision, which is not at all uncommon. Just an observation. I thoroughly enjoy reading your stuff but finds the links difficult in that regard.

Brian Lawlor
Feb 3 10 at 11:52 am

I don’t understand why Google hasn’t made Docs better. I love computing in the cloud, but MS Live Workspace just makes more sense because Docs just can’t compare with MS Office, as much as it hurts me to say that.

I’ve been looking around, but do they have any plans to make the app better?

Lee Bartelme [+4]
Feb 3 10 at 10:45 pm


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