Google announced that beginning soon they would allow you to upload files of any type to Google Docs and offer you 1 GB of additional storage free. This is something that I have heard rumors about for awhile, so I wasn’t surprised when it was announced, but I have been personally dreading it. You see my employer owns an online file storage website called TrueShare, which I have been the primary developer on for over 2 years now. The website itself has been around much much longer than that though, it started in 2003 as a website called Easy FTP and then became TrueShare.
Since I have been on the TrueShare project I have put a great deal of hard work into the application, but being that we are still a small development shop with no investment capital it has been a struggle to keep up with the likes of DropBox, Box.Net, Files Anywhere, Drop.Io and the oodles of other file sharing websites out there. Now you add Google into the mix and it’s going to make it a great deal harder of a struggle simply because of the weight that Google can toss around.