I have been working for a fair while with Google Drive. They have their uses for collaboration and shared access but there are some challenges with them. I have found that getting them to keep a format is really hard, but the big thing has been documents disappearing or moving. This exchange which I have anonymised illustrates one example of this weirdness.
[26/02/2013 11:31:42] <>: when we split <> doc on google docs, did you remove it? I can’t find it any more!
[26/02/2013 11:32:23] Ged Carroll: I deleted all my docs and didnt keep a back-up
[26/02/2013 11:32:42] <>: bollocks….had all my contacts in too
[26/02/2013 11:32:49] <>: presume you owned that one then, not me?
[26/02/2013 11:33:18] Ged Carroll: yes, you were downloading all the ones I owned we went through a whole process on it
[26/02/2013 11:33:32] <>: Yes I did the passwords etc
[26/02/2013 11:33:37] <>: But not sure on the <>.
[26/02/2013 11:33:43] <>: Cn’t find it in Drive
[26/02/2013 11:33:48] Ged Carroll: it would have been all done at the same time
[26/02/2013 11:35:45] <>: IN THE BIN!
[26/02/2013 11:35:54] <>: it was in the bin :-)
[26/02/2013 11:36:01] <>: After ploughing through 6000 files
[26/02/2013 11:36:01] Ged Carroll: good news
[26/02/2013 11:36:04] <>: :)
[26/02/2013 11:36:11] Ged Carroll: why was it in the bin?
[26/02/2013 11:36:17] <>: no flipping idea
[26/02/2013 11:36:22] <>: Just saving down now!
[26/02/2013 11:36:27] Ged Carroll: why haven’t you looked at it in 3months
[26/02/2013 11:38:43] Ged Carroll: gots to go work do to peace out
[26/02/2013 11:44:04] <>: OK dood
[26/02/2013 11:44:07] <>: I have looked at it
[26/02/2013 11:44:11] <>: That;s the thing!!
[26/02/2013 11:44:14] <>: I;d been updating it
[26/02/2013 11:44:19] <>: this one says owned by me….
[26/02/2013 11:44:23] Ged Carroll: ok that’s freaky
[26/02/2013 11:44:31] <>: I must have moved it by mistake last week
[26/02/2013 11:44:38] Ged Carroll: jayzus