Google Drive

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

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Google Drive Overview

What is 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.

Google Drive Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1,99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch and 14 others, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Media

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

Google Drive Reviews

Google Drive Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
16386

Very good
4058

Average
409

Poor
35

Terrible
6

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,4
98% recommended this app
Khan md mohaiuminul islam S.

Never have to worry about storage, Privacy is key

In free version google drive gives a total solution about cloud storage, though I find some difficulty during downloading a large amount of file. In my total experience, I get free 15 GB storage with minimum difficulty, need only Gmail account to sign in. Location doesn’t matter, I can share my document from anywhere, it really makes my life more effortless.


Jonathan W.

Probably the easiest to use, full featured, cloud file storage system on the market

I needed a place to store documents that I'd be able to access securely from any device. I also wanted to be able to use this storage system to collaborate with other people on storing and/or delivering documents. This software is perfect for that need.


Kiersten A.

Uploads, deleting, and transfers are cumbersome.

Daily benefits, it is just that one day to the next I am not sure what I am going to receive and how fast.


Verified Reviewer

Good Drive allows you to have an office within your email

Google Drive has changed the way I work. I no longer need to install heavy and paid software on my computer to work. He's also smart enough to save everything I'm doing, preventing me from losing documents. If you are a student, or even a professional, Google Drive is a great way to create and store your files and documents in a safe way.


Dennis M.

Lifesaver

Very positive - everyone in the organization has adopted it. It is very easy to implement if you are a Gmail centered business.


Khan md mohaiuminul islam S.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Never have to worry about storage, Privacy is key

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/26
Review Source: Capterra

In free version google drive gives a total solution about cloud storage, though I find some difficulty during downloading a large amount of file. In my total experience, I get free 15 GB storage with minimum difficulty, need only Gmail account to sign in. Location doesn’t matter, I can share my document from anywhere, it really makes my life more effortless.

Pros

User-friendly in whole perspectives, I can store my all personal documents, spreadsheet. Free access up to 15 GB storage with no difficulty. File sharing is more straightforward for a small group of people, privacy is preserved. File syncing is great for me, I did not lose any data here. I don’t have to worry about my device anymore, I can use from anywhere.

Cons

Web-based service - I think needs windows version, if possible. Cannot properly use offline storage system. I cannot download whole folders, it’s impossible to download a large group of file one by one, it takes time. Large file sharing is not enough comfortable for business use.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jonathan W.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Probably the easiest to use, full featured, cloud file storage system on the market

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/01
Review Source: Capterra

I needed a place to store documents that I'd be able to access securely from any device. I also wanted to be able to use this storage system to collaborate with other people on storing and/or delivering documents. This software is perfect for that need.

Pros

Google Drive is probably the easiest software to use for cloud file storage. It has apps for phones, tablets, mac, and pc. I mostly use the web interface for managing my files and permissions because it seems to have the most robust and consistent feature set. It's remarkably easy to upload a file and then share that file with another person or get a public link to that file to post anywhere. I like that you can share entire folders and make collaborating on file storage downright simple. You can upload multiple files at once and it handles it in the background. It's mac and pc apps make it possible to sync a folder (or your entire drive if you want) with a folder on your computer. It has very generous storage allotments and a payment structure for upgrades that's neither complex nor expensive. Another awesome feature is the ability to preview most documents. Most only storage systems just allow you to view a file type thumbnail and download the file. When looking through hundreds of files, it's cumbersome at best. But with Drive, you can easily preview most documents without having to open them in a separate window.

Cons

It is very difficult (possibly impossible) to collaborate with users who don't have a Google account. Also, when trying to implement Google Drive via a custom software product, their API documentation is very complicated. Their examples are almost useless. Finally, it's not a version control system. While Google Docs and Sheets allow users to see the history of their edits, it's not simple (it may not be possible) to recover a document from Google Drive that was changed/deleted in the past. There is a trash system, but it's not for recovering different versions of a file. None of these were deal-breakers for me, so I love the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kiersten A.
Industry: Investment Management

Uploads, deleting, and transfers are cumbersome.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/04
Review Source: Capterra

Daily benefits, it is just that one day to the next I am not sure what I am going to receive and how fast.

Pros

Access and the fact that it is free is wonderful, however like most Google apps it is not a polished product.

Cons

The processes of uploading (automatically), deleting, scrolling, and downloading are tedious as they have to be done by checking each file. Deleting is done by batch but be careful because after you have checked many it takes a while to actually delete and you may get an error and have to redo it over and over. Downloading is ridiculous I have not found any other way to download a file other than one (1) at a time, which would take me literally days. Scrolling is through files is like looking at a dial up page. For those who do not know what a dial up is... imagine a line by line upload..... it is enough to make the most patient person impatient. Finally uploading is sporadic at best no consistency in Drive whatsoever. Like Dropbox there is no add-ons when it comes to sound so what you get is all you get. I am not sure how hard it is to add-on functionable services, but if your able to upload video and or sound files how about thinking just a bit farther and realize that sound is very intricate and different for everyone. Some people have hearing issues some people don't.... It is not rocket science, or maybe it is...

In closing, it seems to me that Google is an amazing company that is a MEGA innovator. I don't believe the internet and all of our media and access to everything on the internet would have happened without Google they have kept their promise of no ads to date. I would like to see GOOGLE finish an app, and I mean completely they have the staff and resources.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Internet
Company size: Self Employed

Good Drive allows you to have an office within your email

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/23
Review Source: Capterra

Google Drive has changed the way I work. I no longer need to install heavy and paid software on my computer to work. He's also smart enough to save everything I'm doing, preventing me from losing documents. If you are a student, or even a professional, Google Drive is a great way to create and store your files and documents in a safe way.

Pros

The possibility of working with files only in the cloud is fantastic. With Google Drive, I can organize all my files and they are available on any device, even online. Automatic synchronization, which prevents us from losing any documents, is another positive point. Also the fact that the changes are saved, which can revert errors that would take a long time to find. The compatibility with the phone, in which I can open any document and make changes is incredible.

Cons

The only thing missing is having a night mode to work on Google Drive. The white screen is a little uncomfortable for the view. And if that function already exists, it should be more intuitive to find, as I never did.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Dennis M.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Lifesaver

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/20
Review Source: Capterra

Very positive - everyone in the organization has adopted it. It is very easy to implement if you are a Gmail centered business.

Pros

We used to keep a shared drive at each of our locations and ask staff to back up critical file to shared drive. Now we use Drive and it really works well for our organization. We have established shared drives for departments regardless of location and individuals can securely store their docs.

Cons

I am not really sure it is an issue with the software however I wish I could map drives without eating up hard drive space. This may be available however the last time I tried it I ended up with a very full hard drive.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
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Google Drive Pricing

Google Drive Pricing

Starting from
US$1,99/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

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

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

Value for Money
4,7/5
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Google Drive Features

Google Drive Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Google Drive

Additional information for Google Drive

Key features of Google Drive

  • Access control
  • Access files everywhere
  • Automatic backup
  • Collaborate with others
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Custom forms
  • Data storage management
  • Document conversion
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • Free for up to 5 GB
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Photo albums
  • Remote access
  • Role-based permissions
  • SSL security
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Store you files
  • Version control
  • Version management
  • Video management

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Google Drive FAQs

    Google Drive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Drive.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Drive offer?

    Google Drive offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$1,99/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: 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

    Q. What are the main features of Google Drive?

    Google Drive offers the following features:

    • Access control
    • Access files everywhere
    • Automatic backup
    • Collaborate with others
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Custom forms
    • Data storage management
    • Document conversion
    • Document storage
    • Email integration
    • Free for up to 5 GB
    • Offline access
    • Permission management
    • Photo albums
    • Remote access
    • Role-based permissions
    • SSL security
    • Search functionality
    • Secure data storage
    • Security & encryption
    • Store you files
    • Version control
    • Version management
    • Video management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Google Drive?

    Google Drive has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Google Drive support?

    Google Drive supports the following languages:

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

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Drive offer?

    Google Drive has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Google Drive support mobile devices?

    Google Drive supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Google Drive integrate with?

    Google Drive integrates with the following applications:

    Azendoo, Clarizen, Comindwork, Device Magic, JotForm, RationalPlan, SeamlessGov, Sellsy, Teamwork, Workfront

    Q. What level of support does Google Drive offer?

    Google Drive offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support