Google upgrades cloud-based Docs with full file support

Google has upgraded its free, cloud-based Docs suite by supporting “all file types” and increasing maximum upload limits to 250MB.

Google spokesperson Vijay Bangaru explained that the upgrade will allow users to backup large graphics files, RAW photos and ZIP archives to the cloud.

“More importantly, instead of carrying a USB drive, you can now use Google Docs as a more convenient option for accessing your files on different computers,” said Bangaru.

“This feature can also help you work with teams to organize and collaborate on information online.

“For example, an architect can share large schematic files with her construction firm, while a P.T.A. member can share large graphic files for posters with other members. You can even add these files to the same shared project folder your team has already been using to collaborate on documents and spreadsheets.”

Bangaru added that the Google Apps premier edition customers will be able to upload multiple files simultaneously and sync them with their desktop in real time.