The Google Backup and Sync tool replaces the Google Drive and Google Photos desktop uploader. This tool allows users to sync videos, photos and all manner of files from various internal and external storage sources.
Google Backup and Sync does not replace the apps, rather the change is the way users can upload their data on to the cloud and use it offline.
Google's Backup and Sync is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it with Google Backup and Sync. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.
Key Features include:
- Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
- Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). You can access your stuff from anywhere—on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices.
- Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. The software can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology or images using image recognition.
You 'may' need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package to run this software.
Backup and Sync now distributes as a 64-bit executable on Windows. If your operating system is 64-bit, Backup and Sync will upgrade to 64-bit seamlessly. Backup and Sync will continue to run as a 32-bit process on 32-bit systems.
When copying a link to your clipboard, Backup and Sync now displays a dialog with the current link sharing setting.
Fixed an issue on macOS where Backup and Sync crashed when a synced file had emojis in the file name.
Fixed issues where Backup and Sync crashed with error EF31B9F9 or B3FD5B23.
Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.