April 30, 2015
While I’ve loved sharing my input in this “As a Bride” series about how to plan a wedding – it is about to get even better! I’m starting to receive posts from my past brides about experiences that they’ve had. This advice comes from Joyce, whom I absolutely adore! If you would like to share some advice, please send me an email at emily [at] theganeys [dot] com! 🙂
I’ve always been a fan of Google. I’m a token nerd so I find their projects and new innovations to be interesting and cool. When Google released Gmail and it was invite only, I was on that bandwagon. The same can be said about Google+ (which, to be fair, was probably a failure in Google’s book). So when Google Drive was a thing, I was one of the first to try it.
- See each other looking at the document
- See each other change the document
- Chat about the document
- All of it is in one place that can be accessed by any device with an internet connection.
- Who can see/do what is directly controllable by the owner of the document. You want people to only be allowed to read something? Read-only access. Want them to be able to add other people to document? Read / Write / Change access.
- Supports more than just documents. Excel sheets, powerpoints, drawings– you name it, Google supports it. Even our wedding song is on there!
- Google can see all of your things. While they’re a little more trustworthy than Facebook, it’s still a concern if they ever get hacked.
- Everyone who wants the ability to change anything needs a Google account. While any email address can view a document (if access is allowed), a gmail address is necessary to use it effectively.
- Not everyone may know how to use Drive– this may not be a good idea for the average user.