Google Drive is an amazing cloud-based tool for storing and creating documents of all types.

HOWEVER, it’s pretty easy to let your Drive become a jumbled mess of files with no organization at all. And while the search functionality in Drive is incredible, it’s still easy to lose track of your files if you’re not careful.

Here are 5 tips to help you organize your Google Drive and streamline your workflow, making your life just a little bit easier:

Organize Your Google Drive with Colors and Icons

Tired of looking at that boring, gray interface for all your folders in Drive? You can customize the colors and even add icons to your folders, making it easier to find what you need AND have a little bit of fun while you’re at it.

Google Drive Priority Page and Workspaces

Back in August, Google rolled out the new Priority page and Workspaces in Google Drive. These options give you quick access to files you’ve either accessed often (Priority) or allow you to create collections of files you work on regularly (Workspaces). It’s a handy feature I’ve already made great use of myself.

Google Drive Tips & Tricks You’re Probably Not Using

Google Drive has some tricks that you likely don’t know about and they can help you be more productive and make better use of the files already in your Drive. In this video, you’ll learn these 7 tips:

  • OCR in Google Drive
  • Searching images in Google Drive
  • Scan using the Google Drive App
  • Sending a PDF link – replace ending with export?format=pdf
  • Creating a new instance of a folder or file in Google Drive (shift + z)
  • Restrict file and folder access in Google Drive
  • Setting expiration dates in Google Drive