Cloud storage apps are nothing new – DropBox, SkyDrive, Box, iCloud, and a host of others are already handling the digital storage needs of many – but when the giant of the internet launches its own cloud storage service, it’s time to sit up and take notice. Introducing Google Drive, with 5GB of free storage, right off the bat.

Cloud storage apps are nothing new – DropBox, SkyDrive, Box, iCloud, and a host of others are already handling the digital storage needs of many – but when the giant of the internet launches its own cloud storage service, it’s time to sit up and take notice. Introducing Google Drive, with 5GB of free storage, right off the bat.

The big difference between Google Drive and the other cloud storage options is that it is built to work seamlessly with other Google apps and to integrate with your overall Google experience. It’s said to be simple to attach your photos from Drive to your posts in Google+, to attach items directly from Drive to Gmail, and third-party developers are building apps so you can do a variety of other things with your data – like sending faxes, editing videos and creating website mockups – directly from Drive.

Get 5GB of storage for free, or choose to upgrade to 25GB of storage ($2.49/month), 100GB ($4.99/month) or even 1TB ($49.99/month). Users who upgrade will also get expanded Gmail storage – up to 25GB.

Give it a whirl here: Google Drive