Google Drive desktop app

Google Drive is a storage system. It can be accessed via most web browsers. But the integration with Sidekick makes it much handier.

Try Google Drive in Sidekick

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a cloud storage platform. It allows users to store files on Google’s servers, and synchronize and share files across devices. It’s accessible via a web interface or as a Google Drive desktop app. It has storage plans up to 30TB.

How to use Google Drive in Sidekick?

You don’t have to download Google Drive desktop app to use it in Sidekick. It’s easy as ABC: click Add Application, pick Google Drive, and log in with your current account.

Benefits of using Google Drive in Sidekick

We see the future of online work in using not desktop apps but web versions and integrating them into a browser. This gives you better control of your virtual work environment, saves your time, and helps to retain your focus. There are numerous advantages in fusing Google Drive and Sidekick compared to Google Drive desktop app.

Save resources

  • Memory-wise, integration with Sidekick is a better choice if your desktop app size is more than 100MB.
  • Any document or tab launched in Chromium needs an isolated computing process to run. It leads to excessive memory consumption. Sidekick uses one framework to run similar processes. It significantly frees up computing power and takes multitasking to a new level.
  • Save even more memory with Sidekick’s AI-based tab-suspender that analyzes and offloads unused tabs.

Sidebar integration

  • You can access Google Drive directly from your Sidebar. It keeps Google Drive at your fingertips and your tab strip free of clutter while Google Drive desktop app consumes more resources.
  • You can also access it by using a keyboard shortcut Option-N, where N is the position of Google Drive in your Sidebar.

Support for multiple accounts

Right-click on Google Drive icon and add as many accounts as you wish. You can be logged into all of your accounts at the same time or you can easily switch between them.


  • Right-click on Google Drive icon to search through recent documents or to open our Global Search feature (Option-F) to search through all Google Drive files.
  • Type Google Drive in your search query to filter results. Open the file in a new tab or just copy a link, everything from one handy window.

Split view

Click Google Drive while holding Option key to open it in split view. Work with Google Drive and your other documents or apps side-by-side like never before.

Grammarly and other extensions

  • Sidekick is compatible with all Chrome plug-ins and extends its capabilities to other applications.
  • Your writing assistant Grammarly perfectly works in Google Drive once it is integrated with Sidekick.


Sessions is a great tool that helps you focus on a specific project, work-related or not. Now you can organize your documents and switch between different workspaces. Sessions eliminate tab-clutter and safeguard your attention.

Password sharing

Share your passwords securely with other users. Now you can give access to your Google Drive to colleagues and family without revealing your password. Now it works for registered Team members only but we are working to make it available to a wider audience.


Switch between your Google Drive and other documents with CTRL-tab and save your mental resources for creative tasks.

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