Since Google Drive was released, people want to find every possible way they can exploit it for their personal productivity. Dropbox, Box, and tools similar have had the advantage of time, but Google lovers will quickly catch up. One intriguing app already is the GDrive Automater (http://wappwolf.com/gdriveautomator/). This app worked with Dropbox for quite awhile, so the developers quickly established a version using Gdrive.
So, you go to the site and login to your Google Account. Then you can decide on what happens, rules you set up. For instance, if you want to create a special folder, like I did with the ‘Media’ folder, and convert all files to pdf, you do that. If you want to convert pdfs and transfer them to your Kindle, you set that automation. What about uploading photos to Facebook or flickr or send emails or send to Box or Dropbox? Yup, you can do that. Or converting audio. Lots and lots of automations that would be very helpful for a teacher.
For instance, a teacher creates a folder for student writing assignments. Whenever the student work goes in the folder, it gets sent to her Kindle to allow her to read the work on the beach? Yeah, far fetched, but is it that far fetched? I can see lots of application in a classroom, posting to Google Docs or Evernote, lots of application. Definitely check out this app, both for personal and professional application.