Unlimited Storage: Google Drive offers unlimited storage for files, folders, backups and everything you consider of importance.
Collaborate: When you share a Google Docs file on your Google Drive, you and your collaborators can view and edit the file simultaneously.
Share files: You can easily share any file on your Google Drive with anyone else who has a Google account.
Live Collaboration: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Hangouts allow for real-time collaboration on documents or presentations.
Your files available from anywhere: Files you put on your Google Drive are accessible to you from any computer that has a web browser and an internet connection.
Sync files: If you regularly use two (or more) computers, tablets and/or smart phones, you can install Google Drive software on each and automatically sync your files, thus letting you work on the same files from any of your devices. Note that files in Google Docs format do not sync; rather, your local Google Drive folder contains links to the online location of your Google Docs files.
Large file transfers: Most email systems (such as the College's) limit the size of attachments, but Google Drive lets you share any sized file.
You can also use the Amherst College FileSender utility for large size file transfers.
Web Conferencing: Google Hangouts allows for web conferencing to take place with up to 15 participants.