Introducing Google Drive Integration

You already love Google Docs, the online productivity suite that lets you create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations and easily share them with others. Google Drive is the new home for Google Docs, but lets you store all your files — documents, photos, videos, music… anything — and gives you access to them anywhere.

We use Google Documents on the Trello team to write specs for big, upcoming features. Notes from user interviews and plans for user testing are done in Google Docs, which makes them easy to share. We’re not the only ones using both tools. We’ve heard of lots of teams using Google Docs and Trello together. UserVoice wrote an excellent post about how they use a series of Trello boards and Google Docs for specs to manage their product.

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve integrated Google Drive in Trello. It’s really easy. Open a card, select “Attach File…”, then select “Google Drive”. You’ll be asked to log in to your Google Account if you have not already. Choose some files and hit “Select”. You’re done! You’ll see a link to the file in the attachments section immediately.

Why just a link? Sharing permissions are handled on Google’s end meaning we don’t know who you want to share the file with. Google Drive files are private by default, so if you want to open it up other people, click the big, bright “Share” button on the top right of the Google Doc page.

We think you’ll love it. We hope to integrate with other storage solutions out there in the future. As always, check out the Trello Development board to see what’s coming up next. For more updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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