My initial thoughts on Google Drive:
If you enable Drive, Google Docs redirects to Drive. Makes sense to me as the “Docs” label/branding was staring to bulge at the seams (I upload so many different file types – not just documents).
Interesting possible alternative to Dropbox desktop sync.
The Google Drive desktop sync app seemed a little buggy at first. Chrome tries to download and install it without additional prompts and on a couple of different computers it ended up doing nothing at all.
The desktop application started syncing every file that is not in a folder in Google Docs, which is quite a bit for me, as I have been using Google Docs for years and many files are not in folders. My computer started heavily working as it tried to download every possible file from the server onto my hard drive.
Per the above, why would I want to sync backwards like that (cloud to client)? Isn’t the whole point of “cloud computing” to keep everything off your local computer?
I was able to force-quit the Drive sync and stop it from pulling down files from the server.
Time will tell if this replaces Dropbox for me. I find Dropbox much simpler and HTTP-oriented (I can easily grab the public URL for any file from the desktop application).