Google Drive

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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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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
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    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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    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 05/12/2020

    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.

    Vanessa
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The best around

    Reviewed on 28/11/2023

    It solves all my storage issues, allows me to have all my files secured in backup, and it is not...

    It solves all my storage issues, allows me to have all my files secured in backup, and it is not expensive. At the same time, it is hard to manage but this is not very important for me because for me it's mainly a backup tool.

    Pros

    For starters, it is solid and it offers the best relation between money and storage. It is very easy to set up.

    Cons

    The interface is hard for me to use, it takes me a lot of time to find old files and I get all sorts of trash that others have shared with me mixed with my files. I have a hard time filtering those out to find my stuff and manage it.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Backup

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    Price. But mostly because I don't like Apple products.
    SARA
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    • Industry: Music
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great for File Sharing and File Loss Protection

    Reviewed on 07/04/2020

    The overall ease of access and sharing on Google Drive makes work easier. Files are protected, easy...

    The overall ease of access and sharing on Google Drive makes work easier. Files are protected, easy to organize, and easy to access. Having essential media files backed up in case of a computer crash is paramount to the protection of hours of work as a musician. Losing hours of work is devastating and attempting to recreate the material from scratch is extremely difficult. Every musician knows it is essential to back up your files!

    Pros

    Google Drive is a service that gives you a large amount of free space (15 gigabits) and additional storage for a monthly fee. As a musician, I upload files onto Google drive to share to my bandmates and anyone in the world. Beings that media files are typically large, the benefit of a large amount of storage for a small fee is a great value. This service also gives me peace of mind that my files will stay safe in the event of a computer crash (files stay on the cloud). I can share access to my Google Drive so the rest of my band can access entire folders of files.

    Cons

    The compression of the files can lower the quality of the media.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

    Dropbox compression degraded the media quality to a noticeable extent.

    Switched From

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    The size of the Dropbox Mobile app was impeding on the overall functionality of the operating system on my smartphone, and did not offer the ability to move to SD card or alternative storage. Dropbox compression degraded the media quality to a noticeable extent.
    Jesse
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Google Drive is (almost) the backend of my business

    Reviewed on 25/03/2024

    Overall Google Drive has been wonderful to use. Earlier this year I tried to switch over to Dropbox...

    Overall Google Drive has been wonderful to use. Earlier this year I tried to switch over to Dropbox (I store my clients’ final videos there because it works better for large files) but there was too much of Drive that I missed.

    Pros

    As a user of Gmail, Google Drive is the hub for all of my documents and assets. It’s super easy to add assets to a folder straight from Gmail, and the organization and ease of use just works. I’m so used to Google Sheets that anything else feels clunky, and thanks to Google Docs I haven’t had to touch MS Word in decades. All of that lives in Google Drive and makes managing my projects a simple task.

    Cons

    I’m a video editor, and downloading large video files for Drive is a pain in the butt. It collects them all in several zip files and makes managing or naming them very hard. I also never use the Mac app sync option, because I don’t the same confidence in it the way I would Dropbox. Also, it’s a small thing but the new Move/Organize right-click menu buried my most used options. When you click something multiple times a day, having to go through multiple sub-menus adds up.

    Iñaki
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The ultimate online collaboration tool

    Reviewed on 10/08/2023

    Couldn't be happier with it, we'd be lost without it

    Couldn't be happier with it, we'd be lost without it

    Pros

    I've been using Google drive in my work for over 10 years and I'd be lost without it. It is the easiest way to share files, collaborate on documents, keep digital records and organise projects and or teams that I can think of. We'd be lost without it.

    Cons

    Honestly I can't find a fault to it, it's the ultimate suit of tools to run and organise your business, and since we started working remotely in 2020 it has been even more valuable.

    Alternatives Considered

    OneDrive

    Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

    It was easier to operate, setup, and cheaper. Lower barriers to entry.
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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: USD 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, 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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