Google Drive

Google Drive

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

4.8/5 (15147 reviews)

Google Drive Overview

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$2,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

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

Google Drive Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
98% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Very good
288
Average
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Poor
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Malinda S.

The best cloud storage service

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/13
Review Source: Capterra

Three years ago I decided to use google drive and so far my experience on this is absolutely perfect. As station masters we are dealing with documents up to a certain extent and the help google drive gives me throughout my career is great. Specially it made my mind peaceful of knowing that I won't forget any document to carry and all my documents are stored in a safe place. I do mobile photography as one of my hobbies and I don't need any additional SD cards for my phone because I can store them in drive. I have never experienced any loss of files that I stored due to software failure. My overall experience of using google drive is really positive and I would like to recommend anyone who is willing to use a cloud storage which works flawlessly almost 100% of the time.

Pros

Google drive is the best advanced cloud storage service which gives us free 15GB storage. As a station master I handle lots of confidential files that cannot be saved in a local machine with the fear of being stolen. Laptops and hard drives can be destroyed or stolen and anyone who has access to it can view and modify files. Also if there is meeting and if I forgot to take my pen-drive which contains the documents, that's a big problem. For all these problems I decided to use a google drive as the cloud storage few years back. When I moved to use it; it made my life really easier and thank god I don't need to worry anymore. I'm using the free feature set provided by google drive and those features are enough for me. For me, the best feature is sharing google docs and slides that are stored in cloud with my team. I can provide edit privilege to do the changes and using logs I can track the changes made to the files. File and folder sharing is really simple. Just a right click and select whatever the option I need. All the people that I involve with are not techy. So by sharing a link make them easier because what they just need to do is click that link and to the editing.They don't need to download documents, do the editing and upload them again. The syncing capability automatically sync my information with the devices that my account logged in and the services that I connected to google drive like google docs, sheets, slides and whatsapp make backups and save daily.

Cons

The uploading and downloading time is bit high for the larger files and it highly depends on the internet speed as well. Sometimes it's bit confusing to figure out which files I have shared publicly and which files not. To be honest that is the only issue that I have experienced with google drive.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jonathan H.

Google Drive Keeps My Life Organized

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

I'm obsessed with Google Drive. I use it to keep a lot of my personal documents in one place, and I also use Docs, Sheets, Google Voice, and other features that come with the Google account. Drive is helpful because it allows me to share documents easily, and organize my life so I can keep certain files to myself and others to share with other teams. I use Google Sheets, Google Docs, and other features quite frequently, and it is really the best platform for keeping all of my documents together of any services offered on the internet at the moment.

Pros

First of all, I love that it is FREE with a Google Account. Second, I love that it's so easy to customize, and serves as a great way to keep your personal (or work) documents stored for many people to share. It's more user friendly than Dropbox or other storage services, and it has Google Sheets and Google Docs which are great versions of Word and Excel that allow you to share access with others and save it in real time. It's a great homebase for all of my documents, and I love how secure it feels as a backup online service that I can access on any platform in the case that my computer crashes.

Cons

It sometimes gets funky if you have multiple Google Drive accounts under different emails, because sometimes documents will save in the wrong Drive account because you opened it while logged into a different account. I wish Google Drive asked if you wanted to save a document to that different Drive account in the instance that it is accidentally in the wrong place.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Meisha B.

Couldn't Live Without It!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

I love working with Drive and have no major complaints—especially since it's free! It's a great tool for storage, sharing and collaborating.

Pros

Google drive is hands-down my go-to file sharing, storage, and collaboration tool. It is incredibly easy to use and learn, even for non-tech-savvy folks. It is also easy to manage and organize, given parties actively work to keep things organized.

File sharing and collaboration is a breeze and probably my favorite part about the Drive system. You can work in a doc, sheet, or presentation simultaneously with multiple parties and all changes and updates are saved in real-time.

The drag and drop functionality also makes it crazy easy to upload various files and documents straight from your desktop.

I also like that you can easily add/resolve comments with other collaborators, it makes the back-and-forth of projects so much easier.

Drive easily integrates with tons of other tools and products, which can definitely come in handy.

Drive has also been incredibly reliable for me in the past! I don't think I've ever experienced any issues with downtime, errors, etc.

Cons

Drive can easily become disorganized, especially in a business environment, so having organizational processes and procedures in place is key to making Drive work for a team. This also naturally makes Drive a better fit for personal use or for small-medium teams. It really isn't designed to replace a full-blown file-sharing system for large business use.

The search functionality can also be a bit limited when working with large amounts of files, but specific items are generally easy to locate and manage given a little extra effort.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jay A.

Google Drive is my favorite network file serving storage program.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/28
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tobi A.

Reliable Cloud Storage

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/21
Review Source: Capterra

My office is able to avoid problems associated with physical hardrive or storage devices crash, or loss by having our most vital documents and information saved on google drive. Each project has its own folder and admins if required. We currently use the 100 GB plan and have nothing but awesome value since implementation.
Another plus is that since most android phones have the drive app, one can also access and upload file via mobile and on the go

Pros

The ability to save, edit and access documents on the go and also share these same functions with a workgroup.

Cons

Sometimes (not often) uploads and downloads are slow even with a fast internet

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Google Drive Pricing

Starting from
US$2,00/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

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Document Storage
  • Permission Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Projections
  • Third Party Integration

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

    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$2,00/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:

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

    Q. What level of support does Google Drive offer?

    Google Drive offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support