Google Backup and Sync is the new backup and synchronization desktop app from Google for Windows and Mac platforms. It allows you to easily backup and organize all your important files and photos from you desktop to the cloud (in Google Photos and Google Drive services). It's a simpler, speedier and more reliable way to keep your most valuable files and photos safe. Just choose the folders you want to back up, and Google Backup and Sync will take care of the rest.
Google Backup and Sync is replacing the existing Google Photos desktop uploader, and Google Drive for Mac/PC Windows.
What is Google Drive?
Google Drive is a cloud file storage and synchronization service developed by Google and launched on April 24, 2012. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.
With Google Drive, You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, PDFs and beyond. Drive can recognize objects in your images and text in scanned documents. So you can search a word like "Eiffel Tower" and get text documents with that word, as well as images of the actual Eiffel Tower.
Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. So wherever you go, your files follow. You can quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on all the files you want–no email attachment needed.
Google Drive is offering 15GB free online storage for all users If you wish to have a bigger cloud storage space you should subscribe to google drive which offer from 100GB to 30TB of storage with various paid plans. Files uploaded can be up to 5 terabytes in size.
As of March 2017, Google Drive has 800 million active users, and as of September 2015, it has over one million organizational paying users. As of May 2017, there are over two trillion files stored on the service.
What is Google Photos?
Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company's social network. Google Photos gives users free, unlimited storage for photos up to 16 megapixels and videos up to 1080p resolution. The service automatically analyzes photos, identifying various visual features and subjects.
What's the difference between Google Backup and Sync and Google Drive?
Google Backup and Sync is mainly designed to use with your personal Google Account (for individuals), while Google Drive also include features that can be useful for teams, work or school accounts. Google Backup and Sync syncs and stores Drive content offline on your computer, while Google Drive streams all files and folders from the cloud. For the full difference info go here.
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- Create and collaborate
- Safe, secure and shareable
- Safely back up your files
- Access it wherever you go
- Open, organize, and make changes to any of your files
- Seamless integration with other Google services
- Search everything
- Get 15GB of storage for free
Download Google Backup and Sync for personal Google account
Download for Windows/Mac (Online Installer)
Download for Windows (Offline Installer)
Download for Mac OS X (Offline Installer)
Last Update: January 25, 2021
Current Version: 3.54.3529.0458
Languages: Multiple Languages
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Server 2012 / Server 2016 / Server 2019 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Developer: Google, Inc.