Streamlining Search: Google Drive’s ‘Home’ Page Enhances Navigation

I use Google Drive all day. From Monday through Thursday, using the cloud-based service for covering technology. I’ve been doing this for over a decade and I’ve watched Google Drive morph from a basic file storage service to a more robust tool. Google added a new feature called Home, which provides a more streamlined landing page that allows you to find what you’re looking for faster. Home allows you to select between displaying files or folders and based on select criteria such as type, people, modified date, or location. This feature gives quick access to what you need only. The only downside is that there’s no obvious way to save your selections.

To access Home, you need a valid Google account and a web browser. Once you’ve logged into your Google account and pointed the browser to, you should automatically see the new Home feature. You can use Home to view your folders, where you can access the most-used ones. Another interesting option in Home is ‘To do’, where you can select from various options such as Pending my approval, Requested by me, Suggestions, Comments assigned to me, and Review and accept. You can manually go to the Drive folder if you prefer that Google Drive default to Drive instead of Home. However, after using Home for a few days, many find that it makes it easier to find what you’re looking for faster.