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 Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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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

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    Markets

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

    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    US$1,99/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Google Drive: 29

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Automatic Backup
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Content Library
    • Content Publishing Options
    • Data Storage Management
    • Document Capture
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Management
    • Encryption
    • File Sharing
    • File Transfer
    • Full Text Search
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Device Support
    • Multi-Language
    • Offline Access
    • Real Time Editing
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Version Control

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,8 /5
    (24 345)
    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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    Federico A.
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    • Industry: Banking
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Excellent product for sharing and manage documents!

    Reviewed on 2022/05/30

    It is a great product, compatible, easy to use and reliable so far.

    It is a great product, compatible, easy to use and reliable so far.

    Pros

    Google Drive allows you to have free storage, it has a great compatibility with every phone, tablet, computer, and any other device we tested, the refresh rate is almost immediate, easy to understand user interface, preview of almost all file types and some security features.

    Cons

    As any other cloud services it has security risks which needs to be carefully managed, there is a size limit which can be managed with the paying subscription, it requires internet connection, the uploading-downloading can be slow depending on the internet connection and file size.

    Alternatives Considered

    OneDrive, iCloud and pCloud Business

    Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

    Google Drive shows more compatibility and better security.

    Switched From

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    Because it has better compatibility features than the other products,
    César josé R.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    15GB well managed is a wonder

    Reviewed on 2022/05/09

    15GB free well managed is wonderful, you have many features that you can improve to be much better...

    15GB free well managed is wonderful, you have many features that you can improve to be much better than the competition.

    Pros

    This tool works as an introduction to cloud storage for many users, thanks to the great presence of Google in the market. It fulfills all the tools one needs for cloud storage in its free version. It allows easy collaboration with other users in the administration and management of files.

    Cons

    Like other tools for storing information in the cloud, it has poor internet quality management, specifically in areas where internet quality is poor, where it is practically unusable. The first use of any user can be somewhat complicated, because the user interface makes it slightly difficult to effectively learn how to use the platform from the first moment. There are many functions that one cannot use from the beginning because they are somewhat hidden, such as the file sharing feature.

    Alternatives Considered

    MEGA

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    Because access to Google Drive is easier and there are more users working with Google Drive, which makes it easier to integrate into any work environment.
    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google it

    Reviewed on 2022/05/14

    No problems, I do like that you always send emails about updating, and I like that the safety of...

    No problems, I do like that you always send emails about updating, and I like that the safety of having a text to access the account

    Pros

    It works for me, especially with having so many photos to share between different client accounts.

    Cons

    It can be a bit slow, and hard to organize. I wish I could make it look more like a desktop with files.

    Alternatives Considered

    iCloud

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    Price
    Jakub H.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    The still evolving cloud storage

    Reviewed on 2022/05/17

    I moved to Google Drive from other solutions because it started to feel mature in around 2014 and...

    I moved to Google Drive from other solutions because it started to feel mature in around 2014 and am happy since. There is of course the privacy issue/question with Google.

    Pros

    Being a part fo Google ecosystem it is integrated very tightly with other apps and android phones. Installing it on any device and computer is super simple. The setup is a breeze and then it just works. No configuration needed. Unless you want something special like rename the default location of your files.

    Cons

    The app installs itself as a virtual hard- drive, which can be annoying if you have OCD and only want to see drives you have in real. So there always is a Google Drive icon on your desktop or explorer.
    If you want to move or rename the folder you sync your files automatically to it is not possible. This task requires a little tweaking a you knowing what you are doing so you do not accidentaly loose some of your files.
    There is no local (delta) syncing of files over local network - everything must go through the cloud. From one device to anohter - even if they are next to each other.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Business, Box and SugarSync

    Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

    Price - Sugarsync became pricier. And the speed - Googles servers were faster so the file transfer went quicker.

    Switched From

    SugarSync

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    Google Drive offers a "streaming" option of files to your local drive. Basically it only downloads files from the cloud which you really require. This saves valuable HDD space on your machine. Can be slower though. Other Cloud drives did not offer this at the time I started using it.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great cloud file storage for sharing and collaborating with others

    Reviewed on 2022/06/18

    Overall, we're able to collaborate better and work more efficiently using Google Drive.

    Overall, we're able to collaborate better and work more efficiently using Google Drive.

    Pros

    I like the overall UX and functionality of Google Drive. Especially if you're already using Google Workspace apps, Google Drive is the best place to keep and share your documents.

    Cons

    I don't have anything I dislike about Google Drive's functionality. It keeps getting better. Probably more storage space will be great.

    Alternatives Considered

    Box

    Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

    We were already using Google Workspace apps.

    Switched From

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    We were already using Google Workspace apps.
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    Google Drive offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$1,99/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, 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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