Syncdocs Adds Essential Features to Google Drive

Syncdocs is a new Windows app that works with Google Drive, providing useful features like offline access and multi-user support.

Sydney, Australia, May 23, 2012 --( The recent release of Google Drive was met with excitement - Google was finally offering online sync and storage, just like Dropbox, but with more than twice the free storage.

However, users quickly hit the limitations of Google Drive. The main limitations are that only one folder can be chosen for sync and that not all files are synced.

There are other ways to sync your computer with Google Drive. The chief alternative is Syncdocs, which is fully compatible with Google Drive.

With Syncdocs, Google Drive users are not restricted to syncing just one desktop folder to the cloud. Syncdocs makes it easy to sync any folders on their computer and even external drives or network folders.

Shared Google Drive folders and their contents are also fully synced, as are Office documents. This means a complete, and up-do-date, copy of Google Drive is available for offline use. Google Docs are converted to Microsoft or Open Office format for easy offline access. Any changes made while offline are synced when the network is available again.

The domain access rights on documents shared online are honored locally, too. This prevents users from changing files they do not have permission to edit.

Many people have multiple accounts on Google, typically separating personal and a work accounts. While the Google Drive desktop application only supports a single account, Syncdocs can sync up to 16 accounts simultaneously.

Besides file sync, Syncdocs also has extensive backup capabilities. Workstations can be backed-up to Google’s fast cloud servers for off-site backup. The contents of Google Drive can also be backed up to a local PC or file server for data-retention or compliance purposes. Backups may be scheduled for times of low network traffic.

“Google’s announcement of Drive cloud storage validates the approach Syncdocs has taken since our first release 18 months ago” said Donald Recsei, Syncdocs’ product manager. “With Syncdocs and Google Docs users can now take full advantage of 5GB free storage, and we are seeing a rush into cloud computing.”

Using Syncdocs, Google documents are available right from the user’s Windows desktop. This means that Microsoft Office is no longer necessary to open or create Word, PowerPoint or Excel files on the PC. Syncdocs also provides real-time collaboration features between Microsoft Word and Google Docs users, easing the transition from legacy systems.

Users can fine-tune their synchronization to Google Drive with many advanced features like:
• full control over which files and folders at synchronized
• versioning and revision history
• full control over sync direction
• concurrent sync of multiple Google accounts
• mapping of Google Drive as a the G Drive on your PC
• easy file upload and sharing integration into Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and Google+

The full version of Syncdocs is free, users are only charged when syncing a large number of files. The free download of the latest version of Syncdocs is available at
Donald Recsei