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.

Pricing starting from:

US$1,99/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English and 14 others, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$1,99/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free Version
    • Subscription

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    Integrate with email to attach documents with ease
    Store and access files using the advanced search functionality
    Multiple users can collaborate on file editing at the same time
    Manage user permissions to control who can view, comment, or edit files
    Access, upload, or download files on any device
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    Features

    Total features of Google Drive: 23

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Automatic Backup
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Customizable Forms
    • Data Storage Management
    • Document Capture
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • Encryption
    • Full Text Search
    • Mobile Access
    • Offline Access
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Version Control
    • Video Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,8 /5
    (22 752)
    Value for Money
    4,7/5
    Features
    4,6/5
    Ease of Use
    4,7/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Kenny K.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Drive Will Help Your Business Stay Organized

    Reviewed on 2020/03/25

    Google Drive helps keep our business organized by making it easy to create and share access to...

    Google Drive helps keep our business organized by making it easy to create and share access to important documents. We use it to create SOPs and complex spreadsheets with Google Sheets to help us keep track of pages on our website and important metrics associated with those pages.

    Pros

    Google Drive allows a business to keep all their documents organized and accessible online. From SOPs to important spreadsheets for your employees, everything can be accessed online and you'll never lose any data because it's always saved to the cloud!

    Cons

    Google Drive could offer better security to keep all your sensitive data safe. With ease of accessibility comes the risk of breach. Adding more features that allow Google Drive to be secured more easily would be helpful.

    Jay A.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Drive is my favorite network file serving storage program.

    Reviewed on 2019/07/28

    In working with Google Drive Enterprise version, I've been able to map out project roadmaps and...

    In working with Google Drive Enterprise version, I've been able to map out project roadmaps and establish document and folder organization in a much more logical and efficient manner. I'd highly recommend Google Drive for Enterprise, in working with higher-functioning needs in storage management, sharing, use, and retrieval.

    Pros

    Google Drive is highly Incorporated in to many users' work flow system integrations through the popularity of Google products for consumers, professionals, education, and developers.

    There are various versions that are offered at different levels of need, and every established account is given 15 GB of storage for free, forever.

    More advanced versions of Google Drive offer increased storage quotas, improved workspace options for reviewing and organizing work flows and documents. Better interface options exist with the upgraded versions of drive.

    The main interface itself is simple and elegant, offering several tabs for file locating, workspaces, sharing, and team drives (in the upgraded versions).

    Cons

    I would like to be able to work in Command-Line ungzip tars, for example: in a bash shell. The established workflow goes well, though, in being capably Incorporated in to other file management apps that are available on mobile; which is my current preferred platform.

    Ruben francisco A.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Practical and easy to use and manage.

    Reviewed on 2021/02/25

    Google Drive can help me to create my Thesis with the help of my colleagues and professor to...

    Google Drive can help me to create my Thesis with the help of my colleagues and professor to develop and improve it. It's very intuitive and it helped and helps a lot with my docs, presentations and above all with my polls for my diverse researches.

    Pros

    Google Drive is an intuitive platform, it can be accessed every where if there is internet, it doesn't need to install any kind of application, and it can be accessed by anyone anywhere, a very useful aspect for those who usually vary from computer.
    Google Drive has the ability to edit multiple documents together. When creating a document, you can share it with other users and give them the ability to edit it. It can manage the versions of editing by them. It allows offline editing of documents. Google synchronizes the existing documents with the computer and when recovering the internet connection, it updates the editions that are stored in the cloud again.

    Cons

    Internet connection is required to take full advantage of all the features available on Google Drive. Without it little or nothing is done. It's confusing understand that the ability to edit multiple documents together comes to be a con, because the fact that other people edit your document can make them “own” it. What does this mean? That the less understood "owners" can delete something, even if accidentally...but this is a minimal disadvantage since version control allows you to find out who did it.

    Camillia C.
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Other 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.

    Hanny C.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Most impactful software for a small business

    Reviewed on 2021/03/21

    Google Drive is being used to share and edit documents between employees of a small company. It is...

    Google Drive is being used to share and edit documents between employees of a small company. It is an excellent product.

    Pros

    Google Drive does many things well. 1) Using "Backup and Sync," Google Drive allows for synchronization between a Windows folder and the Drive website and phone app. 2) Google Drive seamlessly integrates with Windows as a directory without the need to open an app or website. 3) Documents can be shared and edited with multiple users concurrently.

    Cons

    There is a difficulty in managing shared documents in Windows. When a document is shared by someone else with you, it appears in the "Shared with me" section in the Google Drive website or app. However, it does not appear in the Google Drive directory on Windows. That means that I am forced to use the website or app for those files. This is a frustrating limitation.

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    Google Drive offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$1,99/month
    • Pricing model: Free, 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

    We do not have any information about Google Drive features

    Google Drive has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    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, Insightly, Less Annoying CRM, Lucidchart, Mailchimp, 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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