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Google Drive App For Mac OS X Leaked

Although officials have restrained themselves from announcing any further details about Google Drive, more leaks have surfaced the web - this time revealing the actual application that is going to be used on the Mac OS X.

The app has been successfully downloaded and installed by a TechCrunch member and as he reports, the software could not yet connect to Google's server - and was currently in idle mode. The source used its own Gmail account to login and when trying to use the program, a "Google Drive is not yet enabled for your account" error appeared.

Tagged as version 1.0.2891, the application contains evidence of native support for Google filetypes, like those made in Gdraw and Google Docs. Moreover, the source states the file to be directly downloaded from a Google server, so this may well be the official client that will be used worldwide.

Google Drive is expected to launch in the middle of the next week, as earlier rumours initially claimed. The cloud hosting service should come with 5GB of free storage and should be compatible with most platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.

It is yet unknown how will Google Drive actually work, but sources claim that it may use a principle similar to Cubby, created by LogMeIn. Launched last week, Cubby allows users to automatically sync folders over the cloud, simply by tagging them, unlike DropBox where you have to manually move files in a cloud-based folder.

Source: TechCrunch (opens in new tab)