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Jul 30, 2016 at 12:03 am #5394883AshrafKeymaster
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Is the software able to access multiple GDrives?Jul 30, 2016 at 4:13 am #5395164JerryGuest
[ @George] It supports multiple Google accounts, but you need to switch between themJul 30, 2016 at 8:53 am #5396994Tom GGuest
Where is the free license?
It says only free for 14 daysJul 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm #5398297RoboCopGuest
Saludos, la verdad que el programa esta bien para respaldar datos, pero yo prefiero ser mas precavido y guardar mis documentos y otras cosas fuera del alcance de otros, pues la privacidad en la nube no es buena, la información privada es como lo dice el nombre, Privada, y de un solo usuario, no de miles de millos de usuarios!! gracias pero no me interesa.Jul 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm #5398299Norm RubinGuest
Seems very nice on first uses. Thanks!Jul 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm #5398453JerryGuest
[ @RoboCop] the license is free and life-time. About “the 14 days free trial”: Even without any license code, you can try GDocsDrive with 14 days.Jul 30, 2016 at 7:33 pm #5398705Peter EGuest
This is a very nice application, especially because you can use
your own applications to edit files in Google Drive.
Having said that, there are some statements about this application
that are totally false.
It is stated that it is “disk-free”- and “disk usage is almost Zero ”
That would only be true if the application would use RAM exclusively
and is designed to do that.
However the author mentions that the file you’re working on
will be downloaded to a Temp folder. Does that file take no space?
In fact you will have at least 2 copies in the Temp folder – the original
and the modified one when you upload it again to Google Drive.
Work on some or a lot of large files and you’ll see you available diskspace shrinking..
Yes, you can delete those Temp files without affecting the files in Google Drive,
but to state that it’s “disk-free” is a misnomer.
The only time that it’s “disk-free” , is when you use a RAM drive..
This doesn’t detract from the usefulness of this app, but the statements
are technically incorrect and misleading.Jul 30, 2016 at 8:39 pm #5398851JerryGuest
[ @Peter E] Thank you for pointing out the misleading of “disk-free” statement. GDocsDrive itself takes only about 3MB disk space, and the temp files generated when editing GDrive files with local apps will be deleted automatically. Comparing to the heavy Google Drive, which can cost tens of Gigabytes of your hard disk, GDocsDrive only takes several Megabytes. It is almost “disk-free”. Whatever, the “disk-free” statement is technically wrong and misleading, we will try to find another alternative description.Jul 31, 2016 at 10:40 am #5401916Peter EGuest
Thanks for your prompt response .I must say that Im very favorably impressed .
Not only by your response but als in the way you replied.
After some more testing of GDocsDrive I’m also very impressed with the way it works.
Very smooth and light on resources – You’re right it’s a far cry from Google Drive.
GDocsDrive uses a fraction of the memory that Chrome and Google Drive use.
The operation using local apps is indeed seamless and very convenient.
The question was asked about using different Google accounts – Google Drives,
and would be nice to have in tabs, but this is blocked by Google in my experience.
I always get a notice to sign out, before I van access my other Google Drive.
I do have to differ on your point that temp files get automatically deleted..
I did do a search for them and can tell you they are not..
The path is Drive:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\GDocsDriveTmpFolder\NumberedFolder\ file
This was from an upload to Google Drive (obviously via GDocsDrive App)
Since I didn’t download this file to be edited, there’s only a single one of this
particular file. With a download and upload there will be 2.
Just thought I point this out to backup my claim that of not being disk-free.
Nevertheless – This in no way detracts from the aplication, since this happens
to every action on a computer..An enormous collection of temp files….
Thanks again for your generosity to make the App available for free with this promotion.
Peter E.Aug 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm #5408208JerryGuest
[ @Peter E] Hi Peter,
Thanks again for your testing.
The temp files will be deleted every time GDocsDrive restarts. It is difficult to check whether the temp files are no longer useful or not when GDocsDrive is running, so the temp files are not real-time deleted.