But if you rely on Drive to back up all your music, movies, and other files, then the applications make uploading and downloading files much more straightforward.
Google knows this, which is why the company isn't just eliminating these apps—it's upgrading them.
In addition, the new tool lets you upload files from outside your designated local Google Drive folder—so you can back up your Desktop or Documents folder without moving those files to the Google Drive folder.
Assuming you're not a Google Drive company administrator (if you are, consult Google's blog post and support document), you don't need to do too much to get ready for the incoming changes. Don't worry about uninstalling your existing Google Drive client, because the new software will take care of that for you.
So if all these things stay stable, what's all the fuss about?
What's changing are the applications for accessing Drive through a computer desktop, be it Windows or mac OS.
Google's Drive changes are limited to its clients for Windows and mac OS, apps that are also called Google Drive.
If you've never heard of these, don't fret—they're not essential to the Google Drive experience.
You will still be able to open your web browser and access your data through the Drive website.