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This article was published on July 21, 2011

Google Docs ups its game from 1GB to 10GB uploads

Google Docs ups its game from 1GB to 10GB uploads
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Google Docs are pretty awesome. They let you create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations or surveys online. And since they’re saved on the web, you can access your documents from anywhere. In February, Google rolled out an update to Docs with new functions and features including “Priority Sort,” its document take on Gmail’s Priority Inbox.

This morning Google Docs just got more awesome. Scott Johnston, Product Manager at Google, announced that Google Docs had increased its maximum file size from 1GB to 10GB.

1GB is pretty tiny, and out of sync with Google’s normally generous offerings. The new upload size gives it a competitive edge over other free services such as Dropbox (2GB), Box.net (5GB) and Amazon Cloud Drive (5GB). Microsoft’s SkyDrive still wins with 25GB of free upload space.

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