Google Drive

Cloud storage and backup for files, photos, docs, and more

About Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud storage and backup platform to access files, docs, photos & more, store them in a safe place, and collaborate with other people. The Google Drive platform can be accessed wherever the user is at the time, from in their home to on-the-go, or in the office, meaning files can be accessed, shared, edited, collaborated on, and more.

The security and backup features within Google Drive mean that files are protected and safely stored even when technological disasters occur. No matter what happens to the users' devices, their files are safely stored in Google Drive.

Google Drive allows users to do more than just store their files. Users can share files with exactly who they want and edit them together, from any device. Google Drive gives instant access to Google Docs, a suite of editing tools that makes working together easy—even when your teammates are miles away.


Key benefits of Google Drive

  • Create & collaborate on photos, videos, presentations, PDFs, Google Docs, and more.

  • Google Drive can be used alongside existing apps such as email and calendar to create streamlined workflows.

  • The powerful search functionality uses intelligence to identify objects in photos or text and presents the most relevant results for keyword searches.

  • Open over 30 file types including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Forms, Google Drawing, and more, right within the browser.

  • Create, open and share files from a variety of apps directly in Google Drive, even when offline, and changes are automatically synced when internet connection is resumed.

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    Ali
    Ali
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Drive Has Made Work Life Easy

    Reviewed on 2020/12/05

    My overall experience has been what I would like to consider immaculate. So simple and easy to use...

    My overall experience has been what I would like to consider immaculate. So simple and easy to use and it always amazes me how much it is improved upon after all these years. Its free, easy, useful, helpful, progressive, and all sorts of other good things. I am a huge fan of Drive and hope to be for several more years.

    Pros

    What I like most about Google Drive is the ease of access. It has allowed me to store large files of which a lot of other services are unable to provide. That is one of the main reasons why I like to consider the product superior in contrast to its competitors. Google as a company never ceases to fail me with the level of ease it requires to use their products and services. On top of it all, they are still continuing to improve their products and services.

    Cons

    What i like least about Google Drive is probably how there is no dark mode. I really want a dark mode because of how much less strain it would cause on my eyes. I have poor vision, and when it comes to light mode I have a hard time navigating things. If there is a dark mode, i would at least like to know where to navigate it because I am unable to find it.

    Anastasios
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great Suite for Collaboration, File Sharing and more

    Reviewed on 2024/01/23

    Pros

    Great overall, easy to use, good permission and file-sharing functionality. Backup and versioning are also great. Seamless integration with other Google Workspace apps such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. The Search functionality is also great with advanced search features.

    Cons

    File ownership can be tricky sometimes. There are also some limitations to offline editing.

    camillia
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Drive Drives you crazy

    Reviewed on 2020/05/13

    Drive is good for storaging things on your phone or computer. For backuping up information or data...

    Drive is good for storaging things on your phone or computer. For backuping up information or data its top to none.

    So if something happens to your harddrive or External you know your things are safe. It also has a Auto Backup feature that can be used on the phone side of things. I looked and I had pictures from old phones back in 2015 I didnt even know backed up to Drive. I was a happy person looking at that stuff.
    So it's good in that aspect. But for group projects. I remember my boss sharing his files with me for beginners training.

    But it's functionality on project group side is not as practical as Dropbox or I-Cloud in my experience of it. They may have improved over the years.

    Pros

    I like that you can upload your files to Drive and storage things on it. It saves space on the phone and potentially on the computer. It has a Auto-Backup feature that works perfectly so you don't have to manually store things to it.

    Cons

    It's very disorganized compared to other storage platforms. With dropbox you can create folders and everything is accessible neatly. And while drive does categorize things by dates . It doesnt necessarily allow you to organize everything by project or category. If it does it's not as easy to do as other platforms. Although I havent used the software consistantly in over 3 years.

    For example: I'm doing edits for some flyers.

    Some edits are finalized so I wanna put them into a finalized folder. Other edits are in-Progress so I wanna put those into a "In-Progress folder" While others might be for another persons project on my team.

    They may very well have those features but it wasn't very clear on how to do it. They should have pop-up and tutorials when you first download the software to give people ideas on how to get the most outta their software.

    Most times I found myself scrolling through Hundreds and hundreds of videos and photos just to find the one I was looking for.

    Also it takes up alot of space on your phone. I remember having google drive and it took over 700MB of space this was about 3 years ago. It was alot to deal with so eventually I took it off my phone. But still used it for recieving shared files on my computer from my boss. I didnt like the functionally of it after using other platforms of equal capacities.

    Shalom
    Shalom
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    It is literally my entire office as an email copywriter.

    Reviewed on 2023/12/11

    I use Google Drive daily. And it works perfectly for my copywriting career.

    I use Google Drive daily. And it works perfectly for my copywriting career.

    Pros

    Google Drive is literally my entire office as a copywriter. The user interface has no grey areas at all. A five-year-old can use it.
    It saves all my content as soon as I write it. And I never have to lose anything.

    Cons

    I secretly wish there was a way I could start using it with or without an internet connection. So if wifi loses signal, I don't have to lose my work.

    sunil
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Drive

    Reviewed on 2024/01/22

    Google Drive is effective, easy to use, and offers convenient file access from any device. Some...

    Google Drive is effective, easy to use, and offers convenient file access from any device. Some claim it's a safe virtual location for sensitive information.

    Pros

    You can save, synchronize, and view files from any device with an Internet connection thanks to its user-friendly UI.

    Cons

    The requirement for an Internet connection to access cloud-stored files is one of the disadvantages. Furthermore, automatic synchronization can occasionally be sluggish, particularly when dealing with big files.

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    Google Drive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Drive.

    Google Drive offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$6,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Total storage - Monthly rate 15 GB: Free 100 GB: $1.99/month 1 TB: $9.99/month 10 TB: $99.99/month 20 TB: $199.99/month 30 TB: $299.99/month Google Drive for teams: $10.00/user/month

    Google Drive has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

    Google Drive supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

    Google Drive supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Google Drive integrates with the following applications:

    Aircall, Asana, Bookedin, BuiltWith, Close, CubeAnywhere, Cyfe, Desk.com, DocuSign, ERPLY, FreeAgent, FreshBooks, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Insightly, Less Annoying CRM, Lucidchart, Mailchimp, Microsoft Outlook, Nimble, PayPal, Quote Roller, Salesforce Sales Cloud, SimplyCast, Slack, Smartsheet, Trello, Uberflip, Wave Accounting, Wrike, Xero, Yesware, Zapier, Zendesk Sell, Zinc, Zoho Books, Zoho CRM, Zoho Invoice, vcita

    Google Drive offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep)

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