Welcome to module 6 - Google Drive tools and options. Google Drive offers several additional tools, add-ons, and options that can be enabled to help meet your needs. In this module, you'll see some of these options including offline viewing, Drive File Stream, and the Google workspace marketplace. It's possible to work in Google Drive without an active Internet connection. To make your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides available offline on your device, you must initially be connected to the Internet and accessing Google Drive from the Google Chrome web browser. Start by signing into Chrome with your Google workspace credentials, then go to settings for Drive and check the box for offline. You may be prompted to install the Google Drive offline extension for Chrome from a Chrome web-store. It's free and installs with one click. To make a particular file available offline, right-click on the file in the files list and select the slider next to Available Offline. This allows Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint files to be viewed and edited offline. Any changes made to the file while offline will sync when Internet access is restored on your device. Google Drive File Stream allows you to work from your desktop with files stored in the Cloud. The files are available on-demand, which means they don't require space on your device's storage, nor do they require an enormous amount of bandwidth or download time. This feature allows you to choose which files and folders are stored for offline access. There are Drive File Stream applications for Microsoft Windows and macOS. The ability to use Drive File Stream is set by an organizational policy, so it might not be available to everyone. To install Drive File Stream, select Settings on the Google Drive page, and then Get Drive for Desktop from the menu. Choose Download for Windows or Download for Mac, and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. On Windows, a new drive called Google Drive File Stream will be created invisible in Windows File Explorer. On macOS, a new drive called Google Drive File Stream will be created in your user directory, invisible in Finder. An icon for Drive File Stream will appear in the taskbar tray on Windows and on the menu bar on macOS. To access Drive File Stream settings, select the icon. Choosing any file from your new Drive File Stream drive will open it in the app that it's associated with. Drive File Stream also supports real-time presence when editing Microsoft Office files. If an Office file stored in Google Drive is shared with a collaborator who also has real-time precedence enabled, you will be able to see whether someone is changing the file. Drive File Stream also allows you to work with files using your device's native file management features and installed apps. Files in Microsoft Office formats will open automatically in the appropriate app. Images will open in your device's default image viewer and PDFs will open in the viewer installed. Files and folders can be organized in Drive from file stream and new files and folders can be created or existing files and folders added to Google Drive via drag and drop. If a folder or file is added to Drive File Stream, the entire contents of the folder will be uploaded to Google Drive. Content added to existing folders in shared drives using Drive File Stream will inherit the permissions of the folder or shared drive in Google Drive. To change the settings for Drive File Stream. Select the Drive File Stream icon in the taskbar and then select the gear icon. To temporarily disable sync, select Pause Synching, to proceed to the additional settings, select Preferences. In the Settings window, you can switch Google accounts or disconnect your account. By default, Drive File Stream will launch during system startup, but it can be disabled in the settings window, as can the real-time presence in Microsoft Office. In Windows, the default drive letter can be changed from G to any other available drive letter. Google Drive supports numerous third-party apps called add-ons. Add-ons are listed in the Google workspace marketplace, an online store for applications that work with Google workspace. For example, Google Docs doesn't have a built-in mail merge feature, but several apps in the Google workspace marketplace can enable mail merge in Google Docs. There are add-ons related to productivity, communication, accounting, legal, marketing, task management, and many more.