Journaling through Google Drive
Tired of buying paper journals? Need something fresh and new that can be accessed anywhere in the world that has internet connection. How about Google Drive? A very simple and easy to use program that Google launched quite some time ago.
If you aren’t familiar with Google Drive do not fear. It is very simple and similar to Word. I even have some simple steps on accessing Google Drive and beginning your first journal entry!
You will need to be using Google Chrome internet browser and have a gmail account. Then in the upper right hand corner once your are logged into Google you will need to click onto the group of tiny squares. Then the box below should open up:
Next you will want to click on the DRIVE symbol. You will see this box open in the upper left hand of your screen. (You may also choose to click the blue box which says, “Download Google Drive for PC.”) :
Click on the word CREATE in order to open up the drop down selections of Document, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Form, and Drawing. See image below:
Now click on the word DOCUMENT in order to open up your blank document for your journal entry! The next screen on your pc should look like this:
Once in your Document you will want to edit the title (upper left corner where it says Untitled document) and begin typing. One really awesome thing in Google is the auto-saving that occurs. Get those thoughts on paper to keep secret or later share with the world. The choice is yours.
I hope you found this short tutorial quick and easy. Please leave a comment or ask a question about Google if you need more tutorials.
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Anne Campbell says
Thanks for the tips!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
This is such great information. I had never heard of Google Drive before this, but I think I am going to look into it. It’s a great tool!
Aly Mashrah says
This is great! Thanks for the step by step photos, too that really helps.
I want to add that you get the same toolbar for Google in Firefox as well. I think it’s pretty standard on all OS now. I use Google Drive for everything.
Thanks for sharing! it’s been a long while since I used Firefox:)
I was hoping that the photos would help those of us that learn visually!
So glad you learned something new!
when I have to send post drafts to clients and sponsors before they go live I always use google drive!
Wow I didn’t know about this or how to do it. Thanks for sharing!
Jennifer B says
I’ve never thought about using Google Drive for very much but I think I will be now! Great tips!
I use Google Drive quite frequently. Journaling would be a great use of it!
I use Google Drive a lot for my files. I had never thought to use it for journeling.
Google Drive is great isn’t it!
So glad you learned something new!
I love Google Drive. I even created spreadsheets for my kids homeschool assignments!
WOW that is really neat, thank you so much for sharing
Cynthia L. says
I am just learning the ins and outs of google! This is something I didn’t’ know, but will have to check out.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I’ve created invoices on there and tons of spreadsheets, but I’ve never thought to use the word doc. Good idea for easy access anywhere!
I have never used Google Drive. I’ll have to look into it.
Lisa Jones says
I Never Knew This Existed This Is Great Thank You For Sharing!!
I wonder if this is how people create Google docs. I hadn’t figured that out yet 🙂 This is pretty cool that people can access it anywhere in the world 🙂
Amy Qur says
That is so cool ,I had no idea how to use google drive
thank you so much
Lots of people didn’t. Guess I better make some more tutorials!
I use Google Drive for everything it seems. I don’t know what I would do without it.
Claudia Krusch says
Love the pictures the most, it helps understand it better!
Amy Desrosiers says
This is a neat idea, but sometimes i just want the feel of a pen to my paper. I type all day long..sigh!
Debbie Denny says
Great idea and advice. Thanks
Janeane Davis says
I like the idea of journaling with Google Drive. It is a nice way to keep thoughts private and easily accessible.
Amanda Love says
There is so much about Google that I have yet to learn and this was apparently one of them since I knew nothing about this. Simple tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
This really is a great post! I have no idea of how to use anything in google really! Great tutorial!
Glad I could teach you something new.
I am seeing a common thread. I guess I will be doing some more tutorial posts soon.
Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says
I love google drive- I do a lot of my blog drafts through it so I can work on it at home and even from my phone!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
How cool is that! I have never even heard of this before, thank you for sharing!
Never thought using Google drive on my phone but I did install a WP app on tablet.
Google Drive is such a good and reliable tool i use a lot. I have been looking for a journaling app that backsup on google Drive, and so far could find any simple synch one. Do you know any?
no I do not. Sorry.