After brief delay, Google Backup and Sync now available

Not quite a month ago, Google revealed they were planning to release a major update to merge two of their desktop applications for PC and Mac computers and create a full-fledged Backup and Sync application for users. When originally announced, Google said the new product was slated to be available on June 28th. However, that day came and went without the new application being available. Google was probably happy that today they were able to officially announce and make available the new tool for users.

The new Backup and Sync application will replace both the Google Drive app for desktops and the Google Photos uploader app. Combining the two has the benefit of users no longer needing to upload photos twice, once to get them filed in their Drive’s file system and once to get them in Photos.

Another feature the new app brings to the table is the ability for users to specify any folder on their hard drive or even connected drives or storage cards and have them uploaded to Google Drive. Previously, any files to be synced had to be place in a specific Google Drive designated folder. For users who can handle the needed bandwidth and storage fees, the potential exists to backup an entire hard drive to Google Drive.

If you are interested in downloading and installing Backup and Sync to your computer, hit the source link below for more information.

source: Google


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.