Drive Apps

Google Drive Apps
Drive Apps are available through your Google Drive account. These apps add additional functionality to your Google Drive. Some work with your Drive: sharing, auto saving, storing, etc. 
To access Drive apps: Drive > Create > Get More Apps > Select Your App of Choice >
Or, you can go to the Chrome Webstore: 
Full list of apps for Drive

App types
  • Free:   A product is provided free of charge
  • Freemium:   A product is provided free of charge, but a premium is charged for advanced features
  • Paid:   A product is charged a fee for usage

Below are some of my favorite Drive Apps:

This Drive app allows you to display a video and takes notes along side it as it plays. The notes are synched with the section of the video of when you typed. The video and the notes are saved in Google Drive and accessible later for viewing and sharing with others. 
Link: Video


-Once you install, a '' folder will appear in your 'My Drive'

-If someone has shared a file with you, a '' folder will appear in your 'Shared with Me' section.

-To view the file that was shared with you, click on the folder and a list (like shown below) of videos shared with you will appear in your doc list.

-To make your own copy of this file, select the file and right click (PC)/two finger click (MAC) and select 'Make a Copy'

-You can collaborate together on a
-You cannot view YouTube for School videos

Pixlr Pixlr presents a full featured photo editor direct in your browser, no download, no wait and 100% free. If you are used to working with Gimp, Paint shop pro or even Photoshop you will feel right at home with this online image editor. It contains lots of the features that you normally see in desktop applications but just one click away. Jump in and start using this tool, no registration required and loads in matter of seconds.

-Saves your work to Google Drive
-Share with others via Google Drive
-One log in

PDF Mergy This WebApp provides a simple way to merge PDF files. You can either select the files you want to merge from you computer, from Drive, or drop them on the app using drag and drop. After that use drag and drop to bring the files in the desired order. The resulting merged PDF file will contain all Documents in the order as they appear on the screen. Save files to Drive and share.
Link: PDF Mergy

After you install PDF Mergy follow these steps to set up your merged PDF file:
1-Drag or select your files from your computer or Drive
*Files can be Google format or MS

2-Drag and drop your files into the desired order
3-To merge your files, click on the 'Merge' button

4-Save your PDF

Lucid Chart Diagrams Lucidchart is an HTML5-based visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy. Work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time, with changes merged and synced instantaneously -- great for team collaboration and working with clients.
With Lucidchart installed for Google Drive, you can:
-Create, open and share Lucidchart documents from Drive
-View, open and edit Microsoft Visio documents from Drive
-Export Lucidchart documents as a PNG, JPG or PDF to be stored in Drive
-Initiate daily or weekly backups of all of your Lucidchart documents to be stored in Drive
Link: LucidChart

Templates in Google Drive You can use the Google Drive Template Gallery to create your document, spreadsheet, presentation, or form. Whether you need a resume and cover letter, an invoice, a birthday card, or any of a wide variety of templates, our gallery can help you get your doc started.
After connecting this app to Google Drive you will be able to access the Google Apps Template Gallery directly from the "Create" menu inside Google Drive.
Link: Templates

PicMonkey Free photo editor with Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more
Link: PicMonkey
Form+ helps you create easy to use forms; easily. Remember, Form+ can be installed to your Google Drive by adding it from the Chrome Web Store. Link:

Tips: -Sign in with your Google Account -Video tutorial below

With UJAM, you can create music for all the things in your life, for free! If you've got a tune in your head, start your session by singing, whistling, humming, or playing an instrument to record your idea.
Then, move on to produce a full track with professional backing instruments and styles. Or, start by rejamming a song template, loading a saved session, or uploading a file from your computer. No matter the starting point, you'll reach the same results: high-quality songs produced with the UJAM studio at your fingertips. 
Link to Install App: UJAM

PowToon PowToon lets you create awesome presentations and animated videos. It features an easy “Drag and Drop” user interface, pre-designed templates, and a variety of style libraries. Each “slide” is treated as a scene in the storyline of your presentation or video. Drag and drop characters and props onto your slide then assign it an animation.
Link to install App: PowToon

WeVideo makes video editing easy for everyone and accessible from anywhere. WeVideo adds a folder called "WeVideo" to your Google Drive directory. This folder will contain names of the WeVideo projects and videos you create.
Link to Install App: WeVideo
WeVideo for EDU... (watch the video below)

More Drive Apps:

Hello Fax: You can fax documents from your computer or from your Drive directly from your computer. You get 50 faxes for free for up to six months.
Desmos Graphic CalculatorFree online calculator

Pixorial Photo and Video Sharing Pixorial is a fast and easy way to edit and share the photos and videos you’ve uploaded to Google Drive. - Instantly sync your photos and videos. All the media in your Google Drive will automatically appear in your Pixorial library. - Universal Import. Seamlessly transfer all the photos and videos from computers, devices, other sites and social networks. - Powerful Smart Albums. When you share an album your friends will have access to your original, full-quality media. - Flexible Share Anywhere. Go beyond the limits of traditional posting. - Easy Video Creation. Digital storytelling is easy with our intuitive editing tools.

Cloud Convert: is a online file conversion utility. More than 100 different formats are supported. Saves to Drive. Site:

-Use App Packs in Education to roll out your apps to your users.
You can access the App Packs from the Admin console by going to Device management > Chrome management > User settings > Pre-installed Apps and Extensions.

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