Average Ratings

4949 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Google
  • www.google.com

About Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files.


Drive Features

  • Audit Trail
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Synchronization
  • Search
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Drive Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Google Drive like a Microsft Office with Cloud and Collaboration Built in for Free!!

Aug 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Good Drive is an easy to use and convenient cloud storage platform. I have been using Google Drive with my personal and professional life for about 10 years now. The account will be tied to your Gmail and is easy to access from your email. I believe Google gives you 15 GB for free when you start using it and anything additional is pretty cheap.

Google drive is convenient to have if you are using different devices to access files. I have it synced on my iPad, Android Phone, Laptop, and Desktop. It has specific apps for the mobile devices and even works with IOS. You can share files that might be too large to email by copying a link to it or inviting people to view and collaborate.
Google Drive also has docs, sheets, and presenter built into the platform. So basically it is like an entire Microsoft office for free with cloud and collaboration in it. What more can you ask for? Google drive is also great for collaboration for 2 or more people. You can set permissions with individual people on read only or editing documents. Each file or directory can have its own collaborators. If you haven¿t used Google Drive than you are missing out and worth trying out.

Cons: Nothing bad about a free product that does virtually everything you might want from it. Google gives you free space by default and additional space is cheap. I suppose the only thing that might improve is advanced features on Doc and Sheets. Make it more intuitive and easier to use advanced functions in these two platforms.

Better than a flash drive! Save your files, and be secured using Google Drive!

Aug 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I am never a fan of flash drives because they are too small, and since I am always on the go and sometimes tends to accidentally forget to get back the things I put down in a desk. I remember a time that I went back to the coffee shop because I forgot to put my flash drive back to my pocket or laptop bag. When I went there, the barista told me that they didn't see any flash drive so aside from losing the flash drive, I also lost my work files, and even the presentation I've been doing for a couple of days already. My laptop memory back then is not that huge, so I forgot to save a backup file in my laptop.

With GoogleDrive, that worry is resolved! I no longer need to bring a flash drive when I need to save work files. I can save in numerous ways. First, I can install the desktop application of GoogleDrive so it is easy to click and drag or copy or paste without the worry of the files eating my laptop space.

Cons: I hope they can make the plan cost lesser so that it will help more mid-class workers like me.

Overall: I am always in debt to Google Drive. I started using this when I was still studying, and being someone without income, I am subscribed to the 15 GB free. Now that I have a means to earn monies, I am currently using the 100 GB plan, and it is just ample for all the work files I need to save. The good thing there is that I don't need to delete my old files, and I have even retained the files and excel templates I've used even from the past company.

Google Drive is a no-brainer when it comes to cloud storage and collaborative works.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google is well known for their incredibly featured packed and polished products and Google Drive is among one of their most useful tools. It's great that anyone that has a Gmail account will automatically have access to this since it's actually sharing the same storage space with your email inbox.

Simply put, Google Drive is a multi-purpose application that can be used to save and store important files (word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets), allowing you to access them anywhere, anytime and on any device as long as you have access to the Internet. You can also give and share access for others to either "view only" or allowing them to directly alter contents for your files or just provide comments on the side.

Google Drive can also be used as an "extension" of your own hard drive, where you can store files or even use it as a way to transfer files between your own devices or with others. Compared to others, Google Drive provides much more storage space and features that arguably makes it the best free cloud storage provider.

Cons: There's really not much not to like about Google Drive. If anything, the only big issue I have are the upgrade options for your storage space.

While the 15GB free option provides a lot of space, it can get used up quite fast for those who have been using Gmail for the past 10 years or more since it's sharing the same storage. The next upgrade immediately jumps to 100GB, which most would find to be way too much. Having a lower tier upgrade would make more sense for most people.

Google Drive is the best thing to ever happen to cell phones and computers alike.

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive is one stop software that is easy to use and navigate. It comes with a quick tutorial and then you're off to the races. The interface is easy to navigate, even for the novice among us. The best feature (of many) is the ability to save your photos, pdfs, contacts, copies of bills and really anything you can think of from your cell phone or computer with the quick touch of a button. There is no need to worry about running out of room on your cell phones internal storage or SIM card. You can feel secure knowing that once you send to and save the data to your Google Drive, you can delete it from your cell phone or computer and free up so much room, while still accessing it with a click of the Google Drive app.

Say you've saved an important document from your cell phone to your Google Drive, but your phone is dead and you need to access that document asap. As long as you sign into your Google account, you can retrieve that document on any other device that will go on-line.

Google Drive is also great for sharing documents between your home and work computers without having to worry about losing flash drives or incompatible software that can't open your file.

Never worry again that your digital photos will be lost to old hardware or software storage issues. Google Drive has a vast amount of storage space for every photo you take and even organizes them for you.

Cons: I would like Google Drive to offer a more in-depth tutorial for users who need a little extra help understanding the concept of external storage. While the tutorial is sufficient for most people, older generations could use a bit more help understanding all of Google Drives functions.

Overall: Google Drive changed the way I stored my photos, documents and bill copies. I no longer worry about having printer paper, ink or running out of storage on my devices. The ability of Google Drive to store and organise my photos has made it so much easier for me to locate important pictures and keep them safe.
Google Drive replaced every other storage device I used in the past. I no longer have file cabinets full of even years worth of paperwork, photo albums collecting dust on shelves, and numerous flash drives and external hard drives that needed to be plugged in and sorted to access anything.

Excellent for students

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have worked as a teacher for a couple of years, during which I have used Google Drive on multiple occasions. You can upload files to this cloud easily and even download the mobile application on your smart phone so you can see what is in it at any time. It is very helpful in my profession, since it allows me to share any information with my students quickly and on the other hand, it allows them to send me back homework, essays and even presentations for the class. It is extremely easy to use, fast and allows you to upload large documents and even folders full of documents, photos and presentations.
Another great benefit is that it is free, so you only need a computer, tablet or smart phone to use it. This software can be used for work, study or even for personal use, since you can literally save what you want.

Cons: Google Drive is one, but the best storage cloud that is currently on the market, the only aspect I can find against is that after using the 15GB of free storage, you must pay to have more, something that not everything The world can be allowed, but that is totally reasonable considering the high quality of the software compared to others.

Overall: This software has been added to the tools that I use in class, becoming a fundamental aspect. It allows me to share files such as photos, documents, presentations or any type of information that can complement or improve their learning. It also allows me to organize all the information I have in the account so that I can access what I want in seconds. Finally, it helps me to receive assignments in class, essays, investigations, among others. Especially useful for receiving those large files, too heavy to be sent by mail.

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Google's got you covered!

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: When I said Google's got you covered... It may scare some of you in terms of privacy and lock-in with Google services. But the fact is that Google pretty much covers all my computing needs and having my files in their service streamlines my work (from email, straight to Drive, open with Docs/Sheets shared to almost anyone...) It just works for me.

The background sync app works flawlessly without much toll on computing resources. And the mobile app also is easy to use.

Google Drive has been updated/extended to include Team Drives (for our company). This further simplifies file access management and controls.

We basically backup everything in the cloud now. We work locally on our PCs, then we allow Google Drive to sync it in the background for backup. Drive is pretty intuitive to use both via the web browser, or even as if just accessing a file locally on your hard drive.

For devices with small storage capacity, you may select only the folders you need to sync with your device (and not the entire Drive).

Cons: Organizing your files and folder structure via the Web interface may be difficult (better option is to do it via File explorer via PC/Mac and then sync to the cloud).

Overall: Google Drive is a reliable place to store and backup your files on the cloud. Many other cloud services have folded-up, but I'm pretty confident that Google (Drive) service is here to stay. We never experienced any downtime with Drive, and as long as we're connected to the Internet, we have access to our files. Drive will simplify your workflow when using files across different devices and across different Google services (e.g., from email, to photos, to docs, sheets, etc). :)

I don't know what my life was before Google drive.

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: There aren't enough words to explain what I like most about Google Drive, so let me just explain how it has helped me. I use Google drive both personally and professionally. In my personal life, I have been able to digitize all of my family's important documents. I know that no matter what I always have access to birth certificates, medical cards, passports, immunization/medical records, and much more (like videos, mp3 files, etc) . This has saved me so much time, energy, and effort when I have needed to access them immediately. Plus I know they are safe and if anything ever happened to the physical copies my life would not be a total struggle trying to re-establish myself. Professionally, I used google drive at work everyday. I am able to work on the same files simultaneously and share and documents with co-workers. We are able to all use and view shared folders, which saves paper (and us from unnecessary emails and meetings because we all know exactly where to find the things we need. I also have the Google drive app on my phone and I love how it can be used with other apps (like CamScanner), which increases my overall productivity.

Cons: I don't really have a 'con' when it comes to this product. As long as I have wifi and can access my drive, I am good. I would suggest a best practice though. It is good to sort and keep your drive organized so you are not overwhelmed by everything you upload into it and are not struggling to find things when you need them.

Overall: There aren't enough words to explain what I like most about Google Drive, so let me just explain how it has helped me. I use Google drive both personally and professionally. In my personal life, I have been able to digitize all of my family's important documents. I know that no matter what I always have access to birth certificates, medical cards, passports, immunization/medical records, and much more (like videos, mp3 files, etc) . This has saved me so much time, energy, and effort when I have needed to access them immediately. Plus I know they are safe and if anything ever happened to the physical copies my life would not be a total struggle trying to re-establish myself. Professionally, I used google drive at work everyday. I am able to work on the same files simultaneously and share and documents with co-workers. We are able to all use and view shared folders, which saves paper (and us from unnecessary emails and meetings because we all know exactly where to find the things we need. I also have the Google drive app on my phone and I love how it can be used with other apps (like CamScanner), which increases my overall productivity.

Google Drive is the easiest way to access, create, edit, and share documents from anywhere.

Jun 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: There are several things I like most about Google Drive, one being accessibility. I use Google Drive on my computer, tablet, and phone with no loss of functionality. The ability to access files, especially large ones, without logging into the work server is convenient and easy. I can edit any of those files right then and there, without having to download them to a local drive, and then I can share it with any of my coworkers. Even better, Google Drive allows collaborative work, and we can work as a team on the same project. Because it is so convenient and easy, I immediately download the Google Drive app on any new device. The web version is great, and the app is right on par with the level of functionality I need. I think I might actually like the app better, just because the layout is bit more intuitive. Even so, every version of Google Drive I've used has mostly the same tools and ease of use. Also a favorite feature, is how integrated Google Drive has become with devices, other software, and applications. I have set it up as the default application for several functions on my mobile device, and the experience is seamless.

Cons: While my experience with Google Drive has been mostly positive, I do sometimes find it frustrating to use. 99% of the time, the cross-functionality and accessibility across a wide variety of devices and platforms is one of my favorite things. Sometimes, however, that 1% of the time, I will find that a perfectly normal file won't open properly, or when it was uploaded to Google Drive, it confirmed that action successful, but good luck finding where it went. Again, this is not a common occurrence, but it does seem to happen when I'm in a time crunch or have critical need for a file that I can't open.

Overall: It'd be easier to state what benefits I do NOT receive. The flexibility, accessibility, functionality, ability to share - all of these are critical at one time or another. Google Drive has ALL of this, neatly packaged and easy to use. We have cloud storage on our company network and it works well enough, but when anything goes wrong, we cannot access files. Google Drive has yet to go down - I can access my files from anywhere. For me, the app makes it even better. Since my phone is my main mobile device, I have access to Google Drive anywhere. The app makes it so simple to use, and I don't have to use any additional apps to accomplish my tasks. I've also noticed that if there is a file upload size limit, I don't know what it is because none of my files have ever triggered a warning, and some of my files include graphics. Also, the amount of storage is massive - more than enough for my needs and then some.

A Simple-To-Use but Feature-Rich Cloud-Based Storage System

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: There are number of great features about Google Drive. As a cloud file manager, it has almost all the features one would need. It allows for sorting, color coordination, folders, and your run-of-the-mill copy, paste, and move features. The user-interface is smooth, simple, and intuitive. Using a minimalist design, Google Drive does an excellent job of incorporating each and everyone one of its features flawlessly.

Furthermore, Google Drive has sharing capabilities. Built into its programming, Sharing allows the user to have certain documents that can be edited simultaneously alongside other Google Drive users. If you want to only give them read access, that is available as well. While anyone can provide a system by which documents can be sorted and stored in the cloud, sharing and collaboration does take it to the next level.

The best function of Google Drive, however, would be its ability to work as a backup. When downloaded to a computer, Google Drive can be used to automatically back up items to Google Drive in case of any theft or damage to your personal devices. A nice feature is that it works both ways. If I were to take a document off of the backup, edit it, and then re-upload it, it would update my changes to my computer. This allows for increased productivity.

Google Drive is certainly one of the most feature-rich and design-intuitive cloud-based storage systems available today.

Cons: While file managing, backups and user friendliness are great, there are some features that Google Drive does not offer. For instance, there is no item count on folders. Furthermore, when downloading a large number of files, it automatically zips files rather than giving you the option to download them zipped or separately. Storage is somewhat pricey once the first 5 GB of free storage is used up, although one can avoid any cost by simply monitoring the amount of storage used.

A Platform to store and share images/videos/doc etc, without having to compromise with the quality

Jun 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: 1. You can store various kind of data files (for ex. .zip, .jpeg, .avi, .mp3 etc)
2. It has auto save feature, i.e automatically saves the changes made, at the same time.
3. The app version (for android, apple) allows for offline viewing.
4. You can share files, by adding the person to access or by sharing the link.
5. You can share files, with privacy level chosen by you (Only view/ Can edit etc.).
6. An initial of 15GB space is available to the user, which pretty much sufficient.
7. It has device versatility, can be shared between all sorts of devices (for ex. all the version of Windows, Mac etc).

Cons: 1. There are apps to view, sometimes edit document offline, but still it's easier to store it locally on PC.
2. After free 15GB storage, it asks for payment in USD, to increase the storage further.
3. At the end of the contracted service period, google asks to renew the plan.
4. Few of the apps, which work with Google Drive, ask for payment for full access to them.
5. Google's business model is predicating and analyzing vast amounts of personal information and then selling it to advertisers. So if we see, our private data is accessible to them, which is not preferable.

Overall: 1. I have access to 15GB free storage.
2. I share files and documents with people.
3. Sharing images on Whatsapp would reduce the quality, so the Google Drive helped me share stuff with people, without having to compromise with the quality.
4. I have my important presentations and docs also saved and stored in it, be it videos, images, documents, presentations.
5. I'm having a good backup, if I somehow loose stuff from my PC.
6.. I will continue to use it in future as well.
Thank you.

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Pretty decent cloud storage and hosting for no cost at all

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I work as a part time online English Tutor. Google Drive has been one (among the many) FREE online program that I use to teach. Here are the things that I like about it.
1. Enables one to save files (documents, photos, videos, audio files) other than your computer hard drive. It's like a back up storage just in case your PC crash. I do not store any documents with sensitive information though.
2. I can access my files anywhere I am as long as I have internet connection.
3. Allows me to sync across devices.
4. I can share documents to others. I used Google Drive to host some PDF lesson materials for my online tutoring. I just give the link to my students and they can view the PDF file. There is no need for them to download the material.
5. I can also store some video files. Google Drive does not only store, but host it as well. I will just include the link in my document. Student clicks on the link, and watch the videos. Google Drive used to host my audio files too (for listening exercises) but for some reason, it stopped. I have to download a third party audio software since then.

Cons: For some reason, Google Drive stopped hosting my audio files directly. Whenever I try to open the link, it tells me to download a third party audio software. If it is just me, I wont mind, but some of my students are not technical. And they shun to anything that will require them to download due to fear of malwares and virus.

Overall: I was able to share lessons materials (PDF documents and videos) with my students without the need to download it on their end. Making online learning safer (computer) on my student's end.

Best Cloud Storage Option Out There

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I have recommended Google Drive to countless people - both to my business associates and my personal friends, family, and acquaintances. I've used a few other cloud storage options and they are not as user friendly, well designed, accessible, or versatile. Google Drive basically a free version of Microsoft Office and gives you cloud storage to back it up. I recently helped in convincing our entire company to switch to G Suite for all our company needs. Google Drive saved me during college (didn't have to worry about my hard drives crashing), helped me organize my personal life, and have made our company much more efficient. Even with the few things that are "cons", it's still the best thing out there and deserves a 5/5 in every category.

Pros: Extremely user friendly. Can create documents (docs, sheets, slide presentations, drawings, etc.) straight from Google Drive. Easy to move, add, or rename documents. All connected to your Gmail account. G Suite users can have unlimited storage (with 5 users or more). Easily share documents or folders. Always being updated to be the latest and greatest. Great mobile apps for access anywhere. Collaborate and edit files at the same time. Very reliable. Autosaves everything seconds after any change is made. Offline features so that you can edit offline on your computer or mobile device. Automatic complete history of the file and all the changes that have been made (and by whom). Very good and detailed permissions when sharing files. Team Drive has even more detailed share permissions than My Drive. Can use Google Drive on your browser or your desktop (with Drive File Stream). Can add files or folders to multiple folders so that your folder full of pictures can be linked in 2 places (just select and hold shift and press "z") - this means that you don't need to have two copies, but just one that is linked to two places.

Cons: There are only a few, but if you're using Google Drive with your business G Suite, these are some weird issues. Cannot add files and folders within Team Drives. Cannot share folders that are in Team Drives with people outside of the group that already has access. You can only share individual files. You can share folders with anyone if you use My Drive though. Some offline features don't work as well with Team Drives.

I organize my entire life from private to personal using Google Drive. I'd be lost without it.

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: EVERYTHING. The fact that a software that is such a huge part of my life is free blows my mind ... I use it for literally everything. In fact, my company uses Dropbox, but I always work on and save documents into Google drive when they are in progress and just upload them to Dropbox once their done. I use it for personal life management - I have a spreadsheets for bills, logins, wish lists, contact info ... everything. When my friends plan trips, we shared a spreadsheet to figure out dates, who is bringing what, etc. I also have a ton of work info stored there - spreadsheets, documents, and presentations. I have my work portfolio, pictures and music. I used it for business school group presentations. It is absurdly easy to use, easy for collaboration, autosaves, can be easily organized with folders, can upload docs ... it is always there. I use it every single day and I don't know what I'll do if it ever goes away. When I say everything I mean literally everything. It's perfection in a software. It should not be changed, updated, upgraded ... anything. It's perfect.

Cons: I don't dislike a single thing about this software. I have no idea what I would do without it. It's my virtual cloud journal, record-holder, info storing ...everything.

Overall: LIFE ORGANIZATION! Work, personal, social, graduate school. It's like having the entire Microsoft product sweet, but without it being annoying and clunky, and being able to easily work with people in documents if there is collaboration required (including chat). I don't think that any other software does that!!!

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Google Drive Review

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive is one of the best cloud base storage out there that offers 15GB free storage that is if you have any account with Google, Google Drive comes with the part of Gmail account if users have it. What i like about Google Drive, easier to upload, store, edit, save documents, upload any file format, download option easy to use to save files any any device, or easily preview an file directly from Google Drive, and Google Drive app is available in almost any device these day, i can also immediately scan a document within Google Drive app and it shows me a preview of the file i scanned if it looks good i can save else i can re-scan and get a better picture of the document. For those who have Google Drive 15gb is enough to store files, and folders, but there is always the ability to add more storage that's if you are willing to pay for it of course. Moreover, Google Drive customer support isn't as readily available when you need it, but their online forum page you can post a question and you can get a reply from a Google Drive associate within a days or so.

Cons: Google Drive does not have the ability to lock down files automatically for particular users who are within a group that i create on Google Drive to share files.

Overall: One of the benefits if not more i get from using Google Drive, is the trust and security; as a user i am always relieved that my files and docs are stored securely on Google Drive with 2-step authentication i have the ability to add extra layers of security. Also, Google Drive is always readily available there is no down time, or i haven't had any issue upload file in Google Drive. I urge users out there to use Google Drive because it is secure, easy to use, available all the time, its free up to 15 GB storage, and so much to offer. I have been using Google Drive for almost 5+ years since it came out on the market in 2012.

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tool to share text files, table etc. without any additional cost and in a fast and massive way.

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive is a service of Google Company that allows us to store files in another place that is not in our hardware. It is an easy to use because it does not require a special configuration for its use. it is an alternative to send heavy files that can not be sent by mail in a normal way. This service is free at the beginning, when you have less than 15GB to put in your unit. Flexibility and diversity of uses are the main qualities of this Google service. I like the opportunity it offers to use these services to create a presentation and fill in online databases and share it.
has been a very useful tool in the work because it allows the simultaneous work of many people, allowing to reduce working time to be more efficient.

Cons: The mobile application does not work like the web version, its operation is cumbersome. Personally, I think that they should work on improving the presentation of the Google Drive tools to make it more visible and friendly. Working with formula is more difficult than working on an excel sheet. I consider that they should improve the mobile presentation to be used in any space that is necessary, adapting to the current work dynamics.

Overall: At work we constantly use google driver for the consolidation of information of the financed projects, special plans, collection of extraordinary information, monitoring and control of special plans, rapid data systematization, and simultaneous work. its usefulness has allowed the organization to reduce considerably the use of resources for the mobilization of personnel to other regional, payment of overtime, etc.

Google drive is an indispensable part of my personal and professional everyday life.

Apr 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's absolutely perfect. I use it everyday be it the drive itself or gmail. My whole work pieces and personal files are on it as it allows me to access them everywhere and anytime. It gives you a full 15 GB free storage. It's very very easy to use with very simple and practical design; not too much complexes or colors. It identifies the uploaded files types and allows you to preview them online if you don't plan to download them. It has multiple options for sharing and privacy.
And gmail doesn't just let you send and recieve mails, it's build to make your life easier; it notifies you if you write in the mail body for example "find attached" and you forgot to attach a file which saved me countless times before sending an empty mail.
It's very well integrated with almost all online platforms and websites that you can always just sign up with your gmail account anywhere and lets you upload files from your drive to any online platform.

The drive lets you upload any type of files you want even if it's not recognized by it or upload whole folders, it also has the availability to create folders to better organize your uploaded files.
It's quite fast either to upload files to it or download from it and preserves the files quality and size.

Cons: Because it has many options and features, like privacy and sharing options, i just get confused and forget where i can find each option as well as where the file properties are but with time you get used to it and you remember where to find each.

After you finish storing files in your 15 GB space you'll be required to pay to use more storage space, it's fair enough though in my opinion.

Some known file extensions are not recognized by it therefore it doesn't create a preview for these files and asks you to download them instead if you want to view them.

Google Drive is a wonderful short-term solution to cloud storage requirements

Apr 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: A fantastic product when it first came into being, Google Drive is the first go-to for a college student such as myself when uploading photos or documents to the cloud. The ability to share files with other users via a link with the added ability to set write privileges for the recipient makes it a wonderfully easy to understand as well as powerful tool. What I like most about Google Drive, however, is the Backup and Sync feature, which lets the user set up folders on his computer that are dynamically backed up to the drive and hence accessible from any device. Another great, yet similar feature is the ability to set up Google photos such that every picture one clicks on their phone is immediately backed up to the drive. Overall, Google drive is an amazing software that I would highly recommend, especially to fellow students such as myself.

Cons: There are a few drawbacks to Google drive. One is the limited amount of storage available for free users (15 GB gets used awfully fast when you take backups onto your drive ), but there is additional storage available if you are a student. Another bug that frequents drive, is that when you share access privileges to a file with another person, it sometimes doesn't work, and the person has to request access to the document again. This has more to do with the cookies on the browser than the Drive itself, but can still be quite frustrating at times.

Overall: Google Drive is an immensely useful software for professionals getting started with cloud storage, especially for students. The ability to dynamically sync files from your phone and computer makes this a must-have cloud utility for everyone.

I use Google drive all the time. It's easy, has a free 15 GB free plan and has tons of 3rd part apps

Mar 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: To start with, Google Drive offers a free 15 GB plan. Google Drive is very easy to use. You can sync files/folders on your desktop or even access files remotely from the website app. Most Android phones come with Google Drive already build into the phone so it makes it more convenient to access.

Google Drive has beyond simple cloud storage, with its integrated Google Docs office suite. Google Docs is a browser-based and includes word processor (Docs), spreadsheet (Sheets) and presentation (Slides) software. The suite, which is free to use and works with Google Drive.

Within Google Docs, you can collaborate with others in near real-time with options like suggested edits and comment. You can also view revisions that others have made and rollback to previous file versions if you don't like something you see. File versioning is available for non-Docs files, too. Deleted files are also kept indefinitely, moved to the trash until you delete them there.

Cons: What I least like about Google Drive is related to it collaboration and sharing capabilities. For instance, if you share a folder with someone it's functionality is rather broad. You don't have specific links that only last a certain time or give the user limited time to access the file. I can be easy to lose track of the various links you've sent out and how has permission.

I wish they had a notification system like Dropbox does for collaboration. If you are working with a team and someone uploads a file you can set it to notify you when the file arrives. Where in Google Drive this doesn't happen. Unless I am unaware of a third party app that allows this to happen.

I also feel it could transfer files faster. It's not a problem with smaller files but larger files do take a long time!

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Good for organization and Collaboration

Mar 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Easy to use: The layout is pretty intuitive. And you can create forms, spreadsheets, and documents right within Google Drive. It's easy to organize things, as you can create countless folders to organize things and restrict access to parties that are involved.

2. Easy to implement: Before I joined the team, our photography studio was storing everything on Dropbox. This is fine for all the image and video files that they needed to share with clients, but it didn't help the team work together in terms of marketing and organization. Now, we have spreadsheets with the year's calendar so that everyone can see which shoots are coming up to avoid double booking. We can easily access the contracts that we have signed, and even share them with the client. Paired with e-signatures, Google Drive is helping our studio become organized and paperless.

3. Easy to share: Implementing the Drive into our workflow was easy, as it didn't cost anything, and as long as you have an email address (doesn't have to be gmail), you can access your colleagues' work.

3. Lots of free space. Well, it's enough for a small business.

Cons: Minor things:
1. Once you have a lot of folders, it can be hard to find things, especially if the files are a bunch of photos with numbers as names. Even though there's a search button, there are instances where my keywords turned up negative.
2. It seems a little wonky on mobile still. I am operating on an android device, and when I try to upload photos onto the a folder I made (through Google Drive), it seems that you are only able to upload one photo at a time. When I try uploading through my galleries, I am able to select multiple, but when I click "share", there is no option to go into Google Drive to select the folder that I want to upload to.

Overall: Organization, efficient workflow, storage, collaboration

Personally and Professionally, one of my most favorite Google tools.

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that I get 100GB of online cloud storage. Or, if you don't need that space, you already get 15 GB free! This means that all my files, photos, email, etc, is safely and securely stored in the cloud, and available to me anywhere I have an internet connection. Impressive collaboration with others, the ability to share folders or individual files with family, friends, co-workers, anyone that needs to know! The ability to create word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, or forms that will collect data into a spreadsheet for you all ONLINE without the purchase of any software is simply remarkable! I no longer use a traditional external hard drive to back up all my computer files, I simply have Google Drive installed on my computer, and everything is synched, so I can access that file I was working on at work from my house later that night if I need to without having to do anything at all other than saving the file!

Cons: I don't like that there isn't a simple version history option natively or the ability to add labels to files or the ability to add a workflow and approval process. It would also be great if there could be file notes that were visible when you click on or hover over the file without actually opening it. This would make it a lot easier for teams, say, working on writing blog articles for the company, to see the stage the document is in, know who needs to take a look at it next, or who it needs to go back to, so on and so forth.

Overall: All of my data is constantly synced, no matter where I make the change, it gets uploaded and is accessible within minutes from another device or online. If my computer were to suddenly explode tomorrow, all my data would still be on my Google Drive. It also gives me the ability to access all of my files on the go, from my phone, tablet, laptop, or any computer with an internet connection. Thanks to the online software it includes, I can even work on files online on a computer without any comparable software installed.

Life saver!

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love google drive; i have been using it for years! Google drive allows me to work remotely on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more! This really is a lifesaver for me because I work on several computers at a time and I can easily access any file I need quickly with google drive!

While I think there's some room for improvement on their word document app, I do find it a good starting point to begin the process of writing a draft to move into a more powerful word documenting application later.

I also really enjoyed doing a recent presentation with the slides application; i created my entire presentation and used youtube broadcast to share my presentation with my tribe.

If you're a business owner of any kind google drive is an absolute MUST!

Cons: There aren't many bad things I can say about google in general but here are a couple that kind of get to me with google drive.

I wish that we had more free space; I understand why we do not but I would like a little more free space because I use my google drive app for everything; pictures, word documents, presentations, spreadsheets.

I am also very upset that on their IOS mobile app they got rid of the passcode; please, PLEASE bring that back my entire life is on my google drive. If for some reason someone got into my phone that added layer of protection would ensure that they also didn't get into business files!

Also I'd like a little more functionality when it comes to their word processing application.

Overall: There are a million benefits to this software they are:
- freedom to access files from any computer with an internet connection.
- freedom to store any type of file (audio, video, picture, PDF, zip, etc).
- freedom to have access to those files using a phone (mobile application)
-ability to create word documents, power-point presentations, webpages, spreadsheets, drawings, etc.

Really if you're a business owner the google drive is A MUST!!!

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Uploads, deleting, and transfers are cumbersome.

Jan 04, 2018
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
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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.

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

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Google Drive is a great cloud-based storage tool for Google Suite and is gaining on other softwares.

Nov 15, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like the most about Google Drive is the storage space. Throughout the years there have been changes to what Google has offered in terms of Drive space. It has changed from separate from mail, to with, different sizes, the 15GB is still ample, especially when compared to other cloud storage that is available elsewhere for free. In terms of using Google Drive on its own, it is great for your storage and organization of Google Apps documents. You can search dynamically by file name or contents, and sort within your search results. The file structure is well organized with your folders on top for ease, and the sidebar makes it easy to organize unsorted files. For the more advanced users, the sync with the device is helpful to alleviate storage issues, especially in the Mac environment that I work in. The selective sync is especially valuable, although not as user-friendly for the more lay users.

Cons: One of the features I like the least about this piece of software is the syncing integration with your device. I work in the IT department, and we constantly are fielding issues with this due to "ease of use" issues. Oftentimes, the sync will sync all files, and there will be a lack of space. We have run into issues with two-way syncing and then the device itself is receiving double the file load from what is on the device and what is now being synced into Drive. Additionally, the constant name changes have caused a lot of issues, as well as hiding the selective sync. I think a wizard to help setup syncing would be helpful for the lay user. We can usually puzzle through issues, but oftentimes, especially for the double-up, we have to uninstall and then reinstall in order to fix the issue. We have also rin into a few times where the users thought that they were removing something from one area, and not the other (like remove from the device, keep on Drive), and end up trashing it in both places. Warning messages might be helpful for this.

Easy and Incredibly Useful Collaborative Tool

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall great product (and for the price, which is absolutely nothing, it's hard to beat!), I use it each and every day and it has certainly improved my productivity and the collaboration between our various locations. Also provided by one of the best-known names in technology, which is hard to argue with!

Pros: The gem of this suite is the constantly-live-updating feature, which is consistently saving each change made and can operate with multiple editors working in a single document at one time. We use the Sheets (the Google version of Microsoft Excel) as a reporting tool within our company to exchange and update information in real time, and it has made our operations smoother, our reporting more transparent, and our inboxes cleaner with the reduced need to email information back and forth! I also very much enjoy, within Sheets, the Explore feature that helps analyze data and process it into charts and tables without having to think about it, fantastic, very intuitive and ups productivity by that much more. And the can-access-from-anywhere is, of course, the other gem, being able to pick up and put down documents at any time from any place is wonderful.

Cons: The reliance on an internet connection is the one major flaw; if you loose connectivity, your changes cannot be uploaded (they save offline, pending upload until you regain connectivity), and you can only access the documents offline if they have been downloaded and it may not be the most recent revision of the document. Other than that, the only detractor is that it can't do every single thing that Microsoft Office can (which I suppose is only a detractor if you are a seasoned veteran with the Office suite and rely on its various obscure functions), but it does run several formulas and has definitely improved functionality over time, I expect more additions and upgrades in the future.

Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets for the win!

May 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: Google drive is a perfect place to save documents, images, and spreadsheets. It works perfectly for sharing things in both your work and personal life.

Pros: Google docs and sheets are great for use in a work setting. You can easily share documents with other team members on or off site allowing the right people access to edit, comment, or only view any of your documents. The integration options where Google Drive is set up as a folder on your computer to save to is a life saver. I save all of my documents to Google Drive so that I can access them from anywhere and any device. The app is great too! I love how the files are updating in real time so multiple people can work in the same documents at the same time. I like that you can save non-Google documents and images to Google Drive. For businesses - being able to take any folder or document and make someone else the owner is so ideal. This works perfectly for employees that leave the company or people who change positions and need to pass document ownership onward.

Cons: When you go to open certain docs from Google Drive, you are unable to open them in their original program because it has to be a program that is integrated in Drive. This is sometimes a big downer for opening things like PDFs. There is a workaround to open the PDF program first and open from Google Drive instead of trying to open from Drive directly. Some formatting issues when you save certain typed of documents - like Microsoft Word docs. Working offline rarely works. I typically lose all my my data.

Recommendations to other buyers: Start using it today. Sharing documents does not get easier than this.

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With Drive, my files are everywhere and with their backup and sync, this includes my desktop files.

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I've been a fan of Drive since it was first introduced. During this past year, Google introduced Backup and Sync. Drive has always been great in that it lets me take all of my Google files (Docs, Sheet, Slides) with me anywhere. Backup and Sync now allows me to backup my desktop files to my Drive app. Awesome! I like this so much that I discontinued my contract with a well-known backup service, even with a year left on my pre-paid subscription, to switch over to drive.

I did upgrade my storage but, it was probably not even necessary. I started to use a backup service for my WordPress site files (two sites) and one of the options was to backup automatically to Drive and it works flawlessly.

Cons: Drive is extremely stable. Backup and Sync is still a little ... it needs some minor work. At first my computer files appeared on my iOS apps and then it did not. It was a bug but it probably took months to correct.

I had difficulty with verification icons not appearing properly and it appears there was a conflict with OneDrive and Dropbox shortcuts on my desktop which also used sync verification symbols. I removed those shortcuts and Backup and Sync works fine, in that regard. Occasionally, I will have to quit and start again to activate them.

Now, Backup and Sync has created a temp folder on my desktop and I can delete it but a new one will appear whenever I open a file. Google is aware of this and is supposedly working on a fix.

Overall: ALL of my files and on any device!

I can't tell you how much I love Google Drive

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I do not know how much should I mention my affection towards Google products. Google Drive in particular. I am using Google G-suite business which has unlimited Drive storage for work files. Also, I bought 100GB of space for my personal account. I keep all of my files on Google Drive and one copy on my laptop with Sync tool. Google drive saved me so many problems that I did not even face and think of. It has a Backup tool now (NEW), which backs up my entire laptop (files on the desktop, documents, and every change). It has Team Drives for Teams members working together (do more research). It has overlooked feature called "previous versions" which means you do not have to replace the file and loose older one, instead you can keep couple versions under one name and file. You can always go back to previous versions. it has a mobile app which is very convenient and offers Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. It can replace file Storage server at your workplace if you have strong enough internet connection.

Cons: I can not really think of Cons at the moment. There is one downside though with Google Docs files. Whenever you create Google Docs file it stores the link on the computer. Not real document. So the file contains only the link, nothing more. If let's say your Google Drive is messed up or you lose the account you can not rely on the local copy. You have to use Goole Takeout as an alternative solution which is bit pain. Do more research.

Great organization tool

Dec 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: You are able to save important documents on the drive which can be accessed on any computer and multiple smart devices. You can also connect with others and share those documents and communicate through messages about them. It helps me with team based projects as the process becomes more organized and efficient. I really enjoy the generous storage size and how you can create additional drives if you solely want to dedicate one to a team for example. One of my favorite features is being able to see all the files (documents and spreadsheets) and being able to star them or place them in folders and color code those. I use that feature to highlight what document are most urgent to view or edit. There are many uses you can get out of Google Drive. I highly recommend it if you¿re looking to get organized and shift what you have on your computer to the Drive.

Cons: There is a limited amount of space that can be saved on the drive so if you¿re a heavy user this might not be for you. Additionally a user must have a Google account to access it to edit or even view a document in the Drive. I wish there was a feature where you could simply view the document from whatever email it was sent to (even statically for quick viewing) and I would understand why one would need to sign up to edit. Additionally there needs to be an easier way to allow users to make edits to documents online, I found that process tedious (through computer specifically, not phone app).

The cloud par excellence

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive is an excellent software in the cloud, I personally find it especially useful for work, because it allows me to share files as heavy documents and presentations with my co-workers. It offers you 15 GB of free memory just to create your account so it is completely accessible to everyone, and if necessary you can always buy a little extra memory. You can save any photo or video document from anywhere, I can even see them from your smart phone thanks to the mobile application. It is extremely versatile, so it is useful both for work and for personal use, it is also a software very easy to use and with all the features that a cloud might need.

Cons: Just as I said before, the software is very complete and therefore I find it somewhat complicated to find a defect, you could say that the mobile application is not as complete as the desktop, having some failures that should not be presented in its operation . Another aspect to take into account is the price again, because although they give you 15GB, you will have to buy more storage when you finish it. Finally, it can be highlighted that its customer service does not shine for its efficiency, although the latter is a problem that is often presented in other software.

Overall: I have used Google Drive for more than two years and I can say that it is really useful, easy to use and fast when saving a file, either for working with large files and important presentations, or for personal use with family photos, some personal file among others.
I am also able to share them with co-workers and family members quickly, from anywhere and safely.
Personally I have come to upload full folders full of documents, which I can organize and store correctly.

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Fast and easy cloud storage, as a student it is my go to for storing my files.

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The UI is really sleek, simple, and intuitive and makes finding and moving files a breeze. The actual speed in which files are uploaded is incredibly quick as well, I compare it to OneDrive and have found Google Drive to be much quicker when downloading/uploading files across multiple stations.

It is also very easy to organize, and I really like that they implemented the drag and drop option for files, making their Drive website client really easy to use.

Also, really easy to set up drive on your computer and access files offline!

Cons: The actual presentation on the web client page does feel a little cluttered with teh default display. I use a lot of folders though, and if I were to be more organized with setting them up you can definitely cut down on this issue.

I feel like there have been times where an upload has taken a little longer to go through when accessing from a different device than the one uploading, but this has honestly been really rare, and not a significant delay.

Overall: As a student I was able to keep all of my semester's work in one place which I ahd previously been using OneDrive for, but found the benefits of Google Drive to be more useful for my needs, such as upload speed across multiple devices.

I also use it so I can easily transfer movies that I have purchased onto my table so I can download it on there and watch offline if I am away from wireless/mobile networks which happens often for me. It is really easy to transfer .mp3, .mkv, etc... files and that is something I do quite often so ican access them across multiple devices.

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Best cloud-based storage system for project management as well as for individual work

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google drive is completely free and easy to use with a simple user interface.
Google drive is the best tool to handle and store information and data for any project in most companies.
It is easy to create slides, presentation, sheets and edit them.
All the members of a team can easily access and edit the data required for a project work from Google drive.
It has its own search engine which allows one to search by file type or a keyword.
The image recognition technology in Google drive can actually recognize the content of your pictures.
One can easily open and edit any kind of document like doc, jpg, pdf, spreadsheets in Google drive
One can easily share any type of files, images, videos with friends and family members.
I do share large files with my friends easily with the help of Google drive.
People do back up their important files and documents on a Google drive.
Now I can also use files in Drive offline by using Google Drive extension for chrome browser. Using this extension it is easy to read and edit files in Drive offline.

Cons: Organizing files and documents are bit confusing in Google drive.
Changes made by others is difficult to find.

Overall: The primary benefit of this tool is that I can save all my important and necessary files in it. I find this tool extremely easy to use. We share all the data and files of our projects in Google Drive. I can save any type of file in a Google Drive and can easily share it with my team members and friends.

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Easy, massive storage and access for the Google-linked users, but at a cost.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive is a fantastic storage system for users that link their documents, images, videos, and presentations through Google's system. Throughout college, I saved the majority of my class projects on Google Drive because I knew they would always be there, regardless of what happened to my devices. Regardless of what system you are using for a computer, Google Drive quickly stores all your work in an easy-to-access home page where you can access your photos, documents, chats, presentations, spreadsheets, folders from your computer with a variety of file types, and movies with 15 GB of free memory.

I use a non-Windows laptop and have always found the uploading process to be just as quick and easy as using any other Windows computer.

Also, when using the app on your smartphone, you can also access and edit documents with ease. The plus is that if you only need to store one or two movies on the drive, you can access them anywhere on your phone.

Cons: My only complaint is that the data storage above 15GB costs high. But the cost of storing 1TB of data per year is approximately the cost of a portable USB storage device with the same memory.

Overall: I have been able to store countless files for free that would have perished with my last laptop. Google Drive provides peace of mind in knowing that my documents are safe and easy to access. Furthermore, the integration with other Google applications makes this software a fantastic option for collaborating on group/work projects.

BEST SYNC SOFTWARE, one can access important documents and files anywhere any time.

Jul 13, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: - Sync is real time and get updated very easily and fast
- it create your virtual machine on cloud so access to documents is like it is on your own computer
- one can choose which file or folder she/he want to sync, only that file get synced
- if person delete any file or folder from computer, drive will ask a whether he want to delete it permanently or want to restore from drive.
- if there is a low internet connectivity and if some item remain un-synced, then whenever connection gets established drive will automatically sync that remaining item.
- google is providing 15gb of data free of cost, then charges will apply, so this is great advantage for small users.
- one can access data and files from anywhere and any time without facing any difficulties only thing needed is internet connection.

Cons: - Main issue with cloud software is data privacy, user is providing data to cloud service provider but there are the chances of leakage and misuse of important data. This is the main reason why not more people are relying on cloud based software.
- To access cloud software internet is must, without internet connectivity one can not access data even if person is having all other facilities available with him,
- In developing countries there are many areas where internet access is not possible, in such locations this kind of software becomes redundant.

Overall: ANYWHERE ACCESS OF MY DATA

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Wide, reliable storage, easy to access and to manage and organize it.

Jul 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is accessible, since it is accessed through the Google platform, and more specifically from personal mail through personal or public computers available, and even with Android mobile applications. Drive offers you 15 GB of free online Google storage to get you started. Save photos, articles, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, books, or whatever you want in any presentation. You can access your Drive files from any smartphone, tablet or computer. So, wherever you go, you will always carry your files with you. You can easily invite other users to see all the files you want as well as download and work on them, without the need to send attachments by email. Accessing from the personal address of the Gmail email, you can manage the Drive account that is personal, private and public to where it is allowed to access or share with others. The way to upload the files is easy and practical, and when stored allows the user to organize them according to the tastes and requirements of the same, the files can be edited, downloaded, and you can even make comments. It allows sharing particular files through a link without affecting or letting you see the rest of the files that are stored in that cloud.

Cons: I have time using Google Drive, and it is excellent so far I have not had any problem with its use that indicates me any failure of this tool.

I use Google drive to store all of my company files and to run my business.

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: If you do not currently use Google Drive to manage your company files for your small to medium sized business, you are missing out. Google Drive works by essentially allowing you to have a desktop with folders that you can very easily access from any computer or our smart phone. That means, if you are in line at the bank, and they need a piece of information that would normally be at home on your "desktop", you can access the files directly from your smart phone through the Google Drive app. I can literally fun my entire company from my smart phone. Also, if you need to scan in documents or receipts and quickly convert them to pdf, there is a function on the mobile app that lets you take a picture, convert it to crystal, and I mean crystal clear, pdf and add it directly to Drive. It literally takes seconds. I am able to scan in 20 receipts in a few minutes and file them in drive for any potential audit later. I can snap a picture of a Bill of Lading and have a clear pdf that is better looking than my desktop scanner - Great Job Google! Drive is also a great place to keep all your backup files. I store my Quickbooks backup directly in a file on Drive and then I can "share" the file with my accountant, who can access the file make any necessary changes and then "share" it back to me. Before this, my accountant would require me to put my file on a zip drive and come into the office! I can't imagine running my business without Drive.

Cons: If you want to copy a bunch of file names to duplicate in a different folder, you can't. You have to recreate each folder one by one.

Overall: Allows me to stay organized and access my files from anywhere.

The new industry standard

Jun 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Google makes it abundantly easy to start to use this software, and makes it just as easy to integrate it into every device and platform imaginable- and they all work seamlessly together. You want to share a photos from the family reunion with everybody- whether or not they have a Google account? You can do that. Want to set up a private folder for sending your attorney legal documents? You can do that too. Want to host your e-book that's listed on your website for visitors to download for free? You can do that too. I use Google Drive on a nearly daily basis to accomplish everything above and more. I store things long-term, short-term, and sometimes I just use it to transfer something to someone else- without storing anything. It's powerful, it's simple, and it's intuitive, because it's Google.

Cons: Perhaps the only setback with this software is that you cannot upload folders. Meaning, if you wanted to upload 3 folders from your PC or Mac titled "wedding portraits," "wedding formalities," and "reception photos," you would have to create those 3 folders first on Google Drive, then OPEN the folder on your PC/Mac, open the same folder on Drive, and upload all of the photos, repeating the process for the additional folders. You can't simply upload the folders with their files intact, which can be a bit annoying if you're uploading a lot of pre-organized files.

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Google Drive makes data loss unacceptable.

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Just simple, install it set folders inside so you save and storage all your important file in i and forget about it, they are backed up, on cloud and also in other PCs you install Google Drive too. you can access your files on any device you have google drive installed, and also on any other computer with web browser after you authenticate yourself. Also works of curse with mobile devices, just there are not copies of your data in the mobile devise but you can access it from it and download few files to offline access. if you loose your PC or HDD just install google drive on new installation authenticate and you will get all your fill in that new PC again. Photos! let me tell you about photos. ll your family pictures are save on it too, also you can use google photos app on your phone so every picture you take or receive in yout phone is also backed up forever. you can choose full resolution and use space or high resolution and will take no space so will be inlimited on photos.

Cons: A little confuse when share files or are share to you about whose space is used, not able to insta;; more than one stance of google drive for different accounts at same time in PC but you can in mobile devices. as all free services on google minimal support and sometimes more support is need it.

Overall: No mor files loss or data loses use google drive and back it up with no hassle

this is the most wonderful thing happened in the world. So convenient!

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: There are so many things to talk about! I just love this software... First, it is safe, and fast. It provide the private file function can allow me to submit my films to different companies for a job application or for film festivals. It allows to upload a big file which is such a mercy for the users like me...
Second, it's convenient for exchange files and easy to use. When you hang out with your friends or a group of friends, it is the best and easiest way to share group photos! Everyone can have the access to it and it's private in some level.
Third, benefit the remote workers. Because of the easy use of the google drive, I can submit my works to my professor or my boss without loosing the image quality. I am benefit so much from this function and that is why I can work at home with my pajama! It is fast and it never goes wrong. I enjoy this product a ton!!

Cons: Can't be used in China. I understand this is not a product problem. This product is perfect. But yeah, I find it's hard when I to share something with people in China. If they can access the Drive, it's super slow for some reason. And I completely understand it's not a product problem.

Overall: I saved a tons of time to paste and copy from one device to another. It can me shared safely as long as the file is protected. And i can have the access to a big file anytime anywhere with my goole account. It made my whole life easier!

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Google Drive Student Review

Aug 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is the fact that I can put EVERYTHING I need as a student on this drive and be able to share it with anyone that I might need to share it with. Whether its documents with teachers, videos with classmates, or even pictures with family, google drive is a one stop shop. Google drive allows for organization by creating folders for anything you would like to organize and gives a very accessible "Quick Access" which pulls your most used documents to the top. As a student this is a must need all in one data storing system.

Cons: My one downfall is that there are a lot of very cool tips and tricks you can use that are hard to find unless you do research and digging watching tutorial videos on youtube or other sites. For an example, the use of OCR. Google drive allows you to take files such as PDF and covert/open them into google docs and take the needed information and edit what you need from a PDF. As a student knowing some of these valuable tools could be very resourceful but in order to learn them I had to do some real digging.

Overall: My experience with google drive has been fabulous. As a student it truly is a one stop shop. From files, to movies, to music and pictures, you can put everything on the drive. In order to get the full use of google drive you do have to find some outside tutorial videos, but overall it is 100% worth the time and effort and will make your school/work/home life much more efficient.

By far the best storage and sharing tool, but could use some updating

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Google drive since before I worked in the professional world, interrupted only by a brief trial period of DropBox (never again) and it is by far the easiest and simplest tool to use for file storage and sharing. What I love about it is that there are different ways to use it: personal use, and business use, and you can separate larger folders so that only certain teams within your business can have access to certain things. The way that it is organized is very helpful and keeps everything tidy. I also love that when you re-upload updated documents, Google automatically gets rid of the old copy (unless you select to keep both) so that you don't have to have lots of random extra copies of everything as you update projects and files.

Cons: There have been 2 occasions in 10 years that I have not been able to access my files due to Google Drive servers going down; one of those was right before a final presentation for my graduating class, and I have to say I am still not over the trauma of that moment. However I am thankful that all of my irreplaceable files and projects were recovered and were not lost forever. In my opinion, a platform as big as Google should not have those moments at all, as many people rely on their services (which I pay for, since I need more space) and should definitely have a backup plan in those cases.

This product makes it so easy to share documents and store files

Jul 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Comments: I would recommend more businesses leave Outlook and go to Gmail and use the google drive!

Pros: Since not all of our employees are in 1 building, the google drive makes it so easy to share files and documents. The fact that you can download the document into excel you can save it into any type of file you need (Tab, CSV, Ect.) it makes it easier than emailing them and getting limited by size restrictions. I like the fact that you can send videos and other types of files as well and access them anywhere and you can give certain people access to edit the document if needed. Our managers can even download the app on their phone and view the needed files if they are out in the field. When we were on Outlook, we didn't have any of these options so this has been a great change for us.

Cons: I wish that you could change the owner of a file, for example if an employee is no longer working at your company there is no way to change the owner without creating a whole new document. It would be nice if you could customize the background and colors like you can do in Gmail, but it isn't that big of a deal. I also wish the program would prompt people to download it as the correct file type before they print it. Or print it exactly like the original version would have. Its also a con that people can access it from anywhere in certain instances, but that isn't that big of a deal

I really like this application because it allows me to have easy access to my documents

Mar 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: * I can cut any type of document
* it is not necessary to have a computer to use it
* allows me to have more free space on my cell or computer
* it synchronizes with my mail and devices
* I can share my documents with other people

Cons: * the use of the internet is mandatory
*the collaborators have access to delete your documents
* you have to have a good password to protect the user
*people can see all the pages you use

Overall: google drive is a super useful application, free, easy to access, that organizes different types of documents and photos according to places, dates, which helps even more for your organization.

as a doctor I can save the photos of my patients in the cloud to observe the advances they have made during the treatment, without having to collapse my phone or computer, besides being able to share this information with other colleagues who are also taking the case of said patient, as well as part of the clinical history .

Personally I can also save and share different photos of social events with my friends without having to send the photos to each person, only placing him as a collaborator will also have easy access.

I have been damaged on several occasions the cell phone and the computer for which I have lost important information, but thanks to that I have the google drive application I have been able to restore the lost data, it is a support that reassures me, because that although something is erased, I will have the way to recover it.

I think the best part is that I can enjoy so many benefits in a free way, so I always use and recommend this application without any doubt

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Drive has fully changed the way we create, share and revise documents.

Mar 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I absolutely adore the collaborative nature of drive docs and the version history control. I also love the suggested edits mode that allow me to edit directly but provide clear insight to original contributors about the revisions that need to be implemented to enhance the next iteration of a file/document. I also love that Drive integrates so seamlessly with basically every other software I'm using- Basecamp, Hubspot, Asana etc. It's a no brainer and as someone who came from an MS Office Suite world prior to a G Suite world, the ease of use afforded by using Google Docs and Google Sheets and Google Slides is exponentially greater. When I'm sent files in MS Office format I instantly get tense and convert to a Google Drive file, which, is another awesome benefit- the simplistic way to open a non-G Drive file and convert/store it as a Drive file in Drive.

Cons: The WORST thing ever about drive is that I can't search or sort files by the person who owns the files or by the person who shared the file with me. I can't figure out why that's not an included feature, but I can confidently say that if it was, my collective team could have saved dozens of hours spent searching for files over the last several years.

Overall: Super enhanced collaboration across my agency as well as across clients and improved file organization with a super customizable file structure.

Life-Saver for Any Small Nonprofit!

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Comments: You really can't go wrong with Google Drive. Whether you're like me and using it actively for your work, or are just using it as a cloud-based backup system for your hard drive, it's a great, free software.

Pros: What's not to love? You can easily save, organize, edit, and share documents right from one place. Since my nonprofit's team works remotely, this is a life-saver for us, as it gives us one centralized place to find all the documents we need for our organization. I was also recently reminded just how great it is that Google Drive saves all the changes that are made to a document by you or others, and gives you the ability to revert that document to any previous state, even months later! This is a huge advantage over the Microsoft Office suite, in which any changes you've made to a document are discarded once you close out of the program, leaving you with only the version of the document that was saved when you exited.

Cons: There really aren't many. The one thing I find myself wanting, though, is the ability to preview a document from within Google Drive, without having to open it in its separate program (Google Doc, Google Sheets, etc.). Right now, the only file types I've found that you can preview within Google Drive itself are PDF's or JPGs. This is definitely a function I've gotten used to as a Mac user, and I would love to see it be integrated into Google Drive soon.

Perfect for sharing and collaborating with remote team members!

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how updates to files created in Google Drive are shown in real time and really improve the collaboration process. I previously worked for a company where the majority of the people I worked with (including my manager) worked from home or from an office hundreds of miles away. I could use the applications within Google Drive during a conference call where everyone could see what I was typing and add their own notes/input. There's even a name attached to every edit or section of text in the document that allows you to see who wrote/edited what. You would think that all of the features would make the interface look junky, but a lot of it is hidden until you click or hover over something so, your work space is still very clean.

Cons: It was very hard to come up with a con, but I went to my Google Drive account to get my brain going. The only thing I can think of is that I wish files that you receive from someone else were divided by the sender. When I click to view files that were shared with me, they all come up: files from co-workers, files from school projects, and personal files from friends and family like vacation photos. I wish these were all separated by sender so that I don't have to sort through photos of a trip to Paris and school presentations to find a document that my co-worker may have shared with me months ago.

Google Drive is my savior from a cluttered desktop.

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ever since I switched from different services to Google Drive, the way I used my laptop completely changed for the better. What had once been a cluttered desktop filled with files everywhere became a pristine desktop. Google Drive contributed to this newfound organization.
I collaborate with my peers on a lot of projects, and Google Drive makes it easy for me to share my documents with others, as well as view others' documents. I love that Google Drive comes with a free 15GB of storage, which, in my experience, has been more than plenty. Being able to have all of my documents, photos, videos, and other media on one platform has made my life much easier.

Cons: There aren't many cons to Google Drive. The only "con" (and this isn't really a true con) I can think of off the top of my head is that whenever I upload a video to Google Drive, it automatically hosts it onto a 3rd party site, which takes some extra time to process the video, even after it finishes uploading.

Overall: I was able to save my cluttered desktop, changing it into a beautiful, pristine desktop. Also, all of my files became organized for the first time in my life, making everything easy to find. Overall, my efficiency in working has improved, due to how much time I was able to cut down on searching for certain files. Also, collaborating on files became much easier because of Google Drive. Overall, Google Drive is one of the best services I've used in my life.

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never lose data again

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: with Google Drive you can count on a secure way to backup your information without the risk of having it inside hardware that can be damaged or lost

I love the service for windows where it creates a folder in which I put my files and upload automatically to the cloud, I use it to create backups of my most important files.

You can also configure a folder of public access, as well as the perfect solution for those very large files to be attached in an email, with google drive you can upload them in the cloud and set up a link to share it

you can install it on different platforms, android and windows for example, ie on your pc, your laptop, your tablet and your phone and set up to back up your photos, videos and files in all of them, being able to access them when required

Cons: There are few contras that can be said about this google service, because the price is even one of the most compromising in the market, but nevertheless if you have to take into account that the google services and applications that use this service do said data is accessible from mobile devices, so you must make sure that these have a good access code and configure a way to delete the configuration if you lose it or it is stolen so that no one can access this data

Overall: I work with clients that require a daily backup of their databases, so I configure that this backup is done in the Google Drive folder and in this way they are uploaded to the cloud immediately, if the server is damages, burns, or is stolen data will be backed up in the cloud in complete safety

My go-to cloud storage platform!

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I used to use Dropbox all the time for document sharing and could storage purposes, but when Google Drive was released it quickly became my go-to software. It's so widely used that almost everyone I know has access to it. You don't have to fuss with signing up for new accounts or downloading another software in order to share things with people... all you need is a Google email address. Even better, it is a FREE option! It also has seamless integration with other free Google products, such as Docs or Sheet, so that you can easily accomplish a number of tasks without having to go elsewhere. You can access it from anywhere, so it's a simple place to keep files that you may need to carry with you or access on-the-go. This has come in handy many times!

Cons: I haven't really found any negatives about this software yet. It functions just as I need it to! Though, I'm not always too comfortable with having Google (or any other 3rd party) storing my documents for me as I feel like there could be a number of security issues with this. But, for what I use it for, this isn't really a concern! One thing that I do find a little frustrating, occasionally, is that I have to remember to use the "offline sync" fuction on each device for any files that I may need to access on-the-go. There have been a few times that I thought I would have wifi access, and didn't, therefore not being able to access the files that I needed. You can only use the "offline sync" feature while you are connected to the internet, if you want to access the files offline later on.

Overall: This is a simple and free cloud storage and sharing platform that I can access from anywhere. It's great for sharing large documents and accessing files on-to-go.

One of the best cloud storage option available and on any device anywhere

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is my go to backup and restore option and when I am resetting my devices I don't have to worry about loosing anything as they are in Google Drive which is a very reliable cloud backup solution. I like being able to never stress over files I deleted or emails and forgot to attach the file because I know my documents are always there and I can quickly pull up anything I need to forward to colleagues and friends. I use it for my daily use, it facilitates the saving and sharing of files, photos, videos etc. It has made my life easier.

Cons: For me hte limited space and picture files save at a reduced size in Google Photos, so I have to save in my Drive if I need high quality copies. The fact that the cloud files and documents are available to the provider for access if they should need to access yous stuff. Not much to dislike outside of this.

Overall: The benefits outway any concerns I may have as it is my go to backup and restore option and when I am resetting my devices I dont have to worry about loosing anything as they are in Google Drive which is a very reliabe cloud backup solution. I like being able to never stress over files I deleted or emails and forgot to attach the file because I know my documents are always there and I can quickly pull up anything I need to forward to colleagues and friends. I use it for my daily use, it facilitates the saving and sharing of files, photos, videos etc. It has made my life easier. I would recommend the backup option.

Not sure why anyone would use any other file saving service in this day and age for small files

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: There are 2 great features about Google Drive that are the reason I will never stop using it. My favorite part about this software is the automatic saving feature. This has saved my butt (no pun intended) multiple times when I accidentally closed some projects without manually saving and realized that Google had saved my progress for me. It is a fantastic default feature that every other program should have.

I also love that any project file that you begin (like a sheets, slides, or docs file) gets automatically saved to Drive. Similarly, being able to save downloads from anywhere on the web directly to Drive is really helpful and very convenient. Overall, it is an absolute improvement over thumb drives since it can be linked across multiple computers, tablets, phones, etc. Especially cool is the fact that you can set your phone up to save pictures you take directly to Google Drive and bypass your phone's storage.

Cons: One thing I don't like about Google Drive is the fact that I can't use it for most of my work. I am a scientist and any data that I collect is the property of the university that I work for. The university is extremely protective of this data and will not allow me to use Google drive to transport it because it is not encrypted to their liking. I hope one day google can allow for this free version of their storage to be used by universities for data transfer.

Overall: I mainly use google drive as a tool to help make presentations for classes that I teach and conferences that I attend. Being able to access and edit presentations and worksheets for class on the go is really useful. Not to mention being able to share files that I find helpful to my students with just a quick hyperlink in an e-mail.

Google Drive has been a very usefull for me in uploading all my important documents

Jul 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The thing i like most about google drive is that it's easily accessible and userfriendly. Google drive is one of the most important softwares that i have used as in both my studies and my business work.

In studies, it has been helpeful for me in saving all my assignment work so that it could be accessible easily. Also, when dong group work, i have used google drive to save and share documents by making a folder with giving access only for the group members i was working with.

Since I am a photographer, Google drive has been very helpful for me in uploading the pictures of the events i cover and to send it to the relevant client without wasting time by going to meet them again to deliver the pictures. Also, it has saved my money in buying DVDs or using Pen Drives to deliver the pictures to all my clients.

Cons: Onething that i like least about Google drive is that its lack of memory. They give only 15GB free and the other amount we have to purchase and also something that i have encountered is that even when you delete data stored in the drive sometimes it doesn't show that accurate details of the memory available.

Another thing I like least about using Google drive is that its time to upload the documents. When the internet is slow it takes time to upload and documents (Well, this would not be exactly a fault of the software).

Overall: Google drive has benifited for my business as to reduce the cost by been able to upload files and to share it with my clients without been have to meet them again. Also, its security features of the ability to give access only to a relevant person to edit or to downlioad has been of great help.

I recommend Google drive to anyone as I am sure that it will benifit them in many ways.

Best value/price balance for simple cloud storage

Jul 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The biggest advantage of Drive is its price. There's around 70GB of data that I need to store permanently in secure storage. Most of cloud storage providers provide plans starting from 1TB or price for 100GB storage corresponds a plan that is more than $10/month. Desktop app was easy to install and the only configuration I needed to do is providing folders to sync. I also like sharing options that are available from both desktop/web interface, that allow me to share particular folders with particular people or include links to emails.

Cons: The power of Drive is also its weak side. When I share some folder with another person that kind of goes beyond my control. While I keep my account secure, there's no guarantee this person's will not be hijacked and nobody can access my shared content. Other thing it's not easy to find out which content you previously shared, so sometimes you may accidentally upload content to folder shared to wider audience than you want. One more then that I didn't like is pretty noisy desktop notifications: when I modify a bunch of files in synced folder at the local drive, the app displays sync confirmation dialog that is impossible to accept for all files at once.

Overall: Cheap and pretty secure storage for my local data

Some reasons why you should use google drive

May 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: If I had to pick between Google Drive and Dropbox I would have to pick Google Drive. That could be because I have always been an android user and it has always worked flawless on all my phones. Once logged in it stores your data in the cloud. Every time I got a new phone all i had to do was to log on to Google Drive and all my files were updated back to my new device . I have found pics stored on drive that I didnt even know I still had because it has been automatically backing up files since i had my first smart phone. I have used them both Dropbox is good still but I think google drive is just as easy and convenient to use. Plus you now get like a ton of free storage and if you need more you just pay for it like anything else.

Cons: IF your getting a new phone and you back up a really large amount of data off your old phone at one time it takes a long time, I would do it in sections it would be a lot quicker. There are no more negative things or additions I could think of with this program. I love it. It does works quicker on every device I have it installed on except my cell phone its a bit slower backing up.

Overall: I think Google Drive is one of the better cloud based storage programs out there and you get a ton of free storage space even on the free version. Makes life and keeping track of data a whole lot easier.

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Integration and file sharing with intuitive security administration

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The add-on's and third party integrations are numerous and the cloud based structure with ease of sharing and granular security is truly intuitive and more functional than any other file security interface I have worked with. You can organize and share, with edit, view only, and comment options. Additionally you can restrict editors from printing or sharing, and you can easily see who has access and change or revoke it with a few clicks. And just in case something is changed in error the star of the show has to be the VERSION HISTORY. In the upper central part of the application (like Sheets or Docs) you will see when the last edit was made, if you click that link you will be directed to the version history, this little gem of a feature allows you to view all the previous versions of the document. You can also revert the document to any of these previous versions. This feature has saved my sanity more than once.

Cons: There is not a singular option to revoke security access from all and delete a document at the same time. Instead to truly delete an item in drive you must revoke all sharing and then delete.

Overall: Sharing within the company and without in one single platform. Living files that are instantly updated across the organization. Version history which is automatic and fool-proof.

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the best storage program.

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The files are easy to share between accounts, which makes collaborating very simple. It is also great to be able to access my unit in many ways, through the web, the device or as a synchronized folder on my computer. If I need to go back and see what changes I have made or another colleague, I can and can reverse if there was an error in the document or for some reason in reality. This has really been useful, you can add a password to the files so that, even if you share the file with someone, you will need a password to view or edit. You can also assign specific permissions to documents so that people can see only or completely edit documents and files.
I like it to be constantly updated and backed up, so I do not have to worry about backing up my computer.

Cons: The only thing I do not like has to do with the Google Drive application that I downloaded to my iPhone. If I upload several things at once in my Google Drive app, it usually freezes and rarely completes the upload. This can be extremely frustrating, since I have to start from the beginning and find out where Google Drive left when loading and what needs to be reloaded on my disk.

Overall: The Google Drive website has been excellent and easy to use. I have it configured to automatically synchronize with my computer. In this way, all my files are automatically uploaded to my Google Drive account. This saves me a lot of time since I do not have to come and go to upload a file every time I have one that needs to be stored in the unit.

Super easy to use for back up, lots of lag when you go to find something

Apr 04, 2018
2/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's ridiculously easy to use it for a back up of your photo catalog on your phone. Easy to use for file sharing among a work team. Available across platforms and devices so you can back up and see files from numerous locations. We use it to share recordings from weekend sessions with band and production team members. Everybody has instant access to the music files and can listen to them from the cloud without downloading using any device. It's pretty handy for that.

Cons: The time to load pictures makes it almost unusable. For example. I went to France recently and all my photos are backed up on google drive. I wanted to show my family some pictures this weekend and got my ipad out. I waited for a few minutes for pictures to load and they never showed up (4G verizon network). I gave up and didn't get to share any pictures. I've had a similar experience with the iPad on wifi, so I don't think it's the connection. That's not the first time that's happened either. It seems to be systemic and something that I'd really like to see improved. Using a desktop is not as horrid as the iPad, but in my opinion, it shouldn't matter THAT much - to the point that it makes it unusable.

Overall: I'm able to share files instantly with numerous team members without having to send an email and clogging up mailbox space.

Simple Online Storage

Feb 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: As a business, we have enjoyed our time with Google Drive. It has a great price point for the sheer amount of features and power the system comes with and it has saved us a lot of time and headache by not having to maintain physical servers any longer. Moving to the cloud was definitely a good decision with Drive.

Pros: We decommissioned all of our physical servers a couple of years ago and moved everything to the cloud via Google Drive. We could not be happy with the transition and subsequent reliance on Drive for all of our storage needs. The interface is highly intuitive and user-friendly, which creates efficient time management for our team, and we love that Drive links directly with Google Docs and Sheets so shared files can be accessed simultaneously by multiple people in a single online area. We have grown to rely on Drive and have yet to encounter any significant issues with it; even syncing it with our Synology NAS platform for an additional layer of backup was relatively pain free. We've also been dabbling with Team Drives and have found them to be a very useful tool for collaboration within different departments. The Drive phone app is also handy and works well.

Cons: Though Google has a massive self-help database, it can take a bit of time to get an actual person to reply to any customer service inquiries via the chat interface. Outages with Drive are quite rare, though they can be tough to deal with when they do occur since all documents will basically go offline.

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Perfect as a multifunctional tool to optimize collective work and organize your personal documents

May 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is intuitive. You can use it on any device optimally.
You can work different document formats (word, excel, power point, videos, pdf, photos). The best that Drive offers is the opportunity to work as a team without having to move to a specific space, achieving greater efficiency and effectiveness in projects.
Also that it serves to order your projects and documents by folder. In addition to offering tools to share with people who have the option to suggest, correct and see every change made in a document, giving at the same time the opportunity to control what can be done by the person or group with whom it is shared.
The options that it gives in the creation of documents work very similar to working with office.
Allows to share the documents with a link.

Cons: The cell phone application is very heavy and has few options that help expand storage. If the document has several editors or collaborators could be eliminated by one of them. You must have an internet connection

Overall: I have optimized my work and minimize the time of feedback in corrections and approval of proposals, since it allows collaborators to have access at any time. It has helped me organize my documents and have the facility to share them with other project partners. It allows me to save space on my personal computer because everything is in the cloud.

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My Most Reliable Backup Option

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Drive is made available to us via the suite of Google products that our company has subscribed to. I think we have the 'unlimited' subscription plan, which is great!

I back up all my digital files on an extra hard drive and another copy using an online storage. From my experience, Google is the most reliable online storage out there. I've used a small-time storage subscription, but unfortunately, that company has folded up and so I was forced to download everything again and re-backup using another platform (well, Google Drive next).

Google Drive integrates best with its other products, first Google Search is powerful to search through all your Drive files. Google Docs/Sheets/Slides is well streamlined for use as well.

Another thing I love is the fact that when I use my Gmail, I can save attachments directly to my Google Drive without having to download and upload it. Plus the Share function works great for collaborative work. You can limit access to certain people (read, write), and work together on shared folders.

Cons: Nothing really. I'm very happy with my experience with Google Drive.

Overall: Google is a very big and reliable company. I'm almost certain it will survive for decades to come, and so will my files. It is reliable, easy to use, and feature-rich.

Google Drive is something every single person on this planet should use.

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity!
You don't need a masters to use Google drive. Unlike other cloud storage services, Google Drive is extremely simple to use. You just drag and drop your files and that's it. You don't need any software to install.

Trust of Google.
With the trust of Google, you don't have to worry about your data anymore. You don't need to worry about the server issues. You just don't need to think about anything because Google will worry about your data. It's the most secure and safe cloud storage facility.

Fast transfer rate.
There is no capping for data transfer. You get 100% data speed with respect to your ISP. Google also works with many ISP to cache the data so you even get speeds in giga bits for downloading through Google servers.

Cloud Scanner is amazing!
If someone send you a file that is hosted on Google Drive, you don't need to worry about the infected files. The files are scanned after upload and before download for viruses.

Cons: Google needs to improve their direct linking ability for the files. Currently, users have to go through lot of tricks to generate a direct download link to a file. There should be an option for that.

Overall: Google drive saved me a lot of money and hardware cost. All my life's work is safe with Google and my account.

Excellent file management software, allowing team collaboration and remote access.

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Our office uses the software to store various interdepartmental documents. It allows one Department to view reports and/or documents generated by another Department, and also allows for group editing of those documents so that each Department can provide input. It is easy to use and very intuitive, a vast knowledge base is not required to get started. The program allows us to easily share content with specific individuals or groups and can restrict editing functions if a "read-only" situation is warranted. Probably the best feature of the program is the ability to access documents remotely. This means I can upload only the documents I think I'll need for a project meeting and should the event arise where I need to read or edit one of those documents I can do so in the middle of the meeting from my phone or laptop.

Cons: Storage is based on your Gmail account including photos and email, with 15GB provided for free, a large chunk of data can get used by photos and email if you don't keep an eye on how many files you upload. However Google does offer additional storage for a reasonable fee. Our office has never needed to add more storage as we pay careful attention to what is being stored on the drive and remove unnecessary files.

Easy To Use; Extremely Valuable and Time Saving

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Since implementing Google Drive my school district has dramatically cut down on wasted time and extra software. We migrated to a google based email service a few years ago when we implemented google classroom. When we did that we started sharing lesson plans, worksheets, sign up sheets, polls and everything else via google drive. It is such a time saver to tell a teacher in another part of the building to check her Google Drive for the document rather than separately email her or send her a hard copy on paper. This has been a great solution for us in the elementary school. We share everything via Google Drive, bus duty schedules, schedule changes, lesson plans, tests, worksheets, faculty dinner sign ups.

Cons: I can honestly not think of anything that is a bad attribute to this software. If I HAD to think of one thing, sometimes the google drive will not refresh as quickly as one drive did and show documents in there, but that is really pushing me to be nitpicky.

Overall: Like I said we are saving so much time (and paper). Instead of separately emailing staff members we are able to share documents quickly and efficiently throughout the building, or even district. We have also used this google drive to upload documents and photos to use when developing our website. They link right up easily using google sites.

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Google Drive is a must-have Swiss Army knife for your digital life.

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive is well integrated with the Google eco-system. You can save files directly from your Gmail and share large files via Google Drive through Gmail. The best part is, that it is all in the cloud and although you do get the option of having a dedicated desktop and mobile app to make your files available offline, you can access your files from any computer anywhere in the world!

Cons: Google Sync (now called Backup and Sync from Google) - Google's app to Sync your files with Google Drive can get a little buggy sometimes. If you don't have an internet connection and haven't synced your files to be available offline, you're out of luck. While Google does provide 15GB of Free Storage Data - this is shared between Google Drive, Google Photos and Gmail and you can run out of storage fairly quickly if you are a heavy user.

Overall: I use Google Drive as my company's file management system. All computers in my company are synced with Google Drive, so any information saved on any system is instantly available anywhere across the globe. We no more need to send internal emails with attachments! Effectiveness went through the roof the day we started using Google Drive. Initially we used the Free Storage that was available, however, we soon ran out of storage and purchased 100GB of storage space which is more than adequate for our needs. I cannot imagine life without Google Drive.

Simple, fast, seamless cloud storage I can access from almost anywhere.

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Drive is great. Using it to share across teams and manage content for organizations is simple and reliable. Not only that, but the direct integration into Gmail is super duper handy, especially when you need to keep file versions organized.

It is also reasonably priced compared to other cloud storage solutions. Even if you need more than the 10TB max they currently offer, it's fairly simple to make a second account and link between folders. I can't really fault them for that.

Perhaps the biggest benefit Google Drive offers is the integration with other Google services. Now, that means you have to really buy into the platform, but it's a great product, so there are only a few reasons not to do so.

Overall, it's a capable, simple cloud storage solution that does a fantastic job and saves a lot of time/confusion.

Cons: No real downsides to Google Drive other than that it is Google-centric (if you don't use Google services for everything). It is not as flexible as platform agnostic solutions, but it still does a great job. Also, the UI is not my favorite. It's perfectly functional and reliable, but aesthetically I am less than impressed.

Overall: Easy, time-saving, affordable cloud storage that I can access from anywhere.

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Storage of information in the cloud, a blessing for Community Managers

Jul 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Inspiration, practicality, modification in real time and comfort are the words that come to my mind when talking about Drive, from Google.

For the Community Manager it is extremely important to save and modify documents in real time, and this I mention, because only with your mobile phone can you store in the cloud different types of documents that you are editing on a day-to-day basis.

The ease of using Google Chrome in any part makes it one of the most competitive companies in providing services associated with cloud storage and modification of documents in real time.

Another interesting feature that I mention in these lines, is the option that allows us to share documents linking the folders that are in Drive, allowing this to work simultaneously several projects just by sharing a link or linking the mail to the folders you want to see in a shared way

Cons: One of the biggest concerns that come to my mind when I use Google Drive is that, unlike other software, google drive has no way of protecting the information, leaving the documents exposed on the network for any hacking.

Overall: Google Drive is one of those solutions that you never expected but when you arrived you associated it with your life with the purpose of developing different trades which you can modofocar in real time and without altering the productivity at work. Therefore, I think that drive should improve its security to be the best storage software in the cloud

It is one of the best cloud storage services, simply excellent

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: *It's free until you reach the first 15 gb of storage, if you want you can hire a higher capacity version that suits your costs and needs
* It is easily synchronized with a large number of mobile devices, allowing to keep backed the information of tablets and other devices of vital importance
* Thanks to its easy use and synchronization it does not matter if you lose your smartphone because when you log into your account in a new device you will be able to restore all your information, documents, mails, images and so on.
* It is excellent for group or collaborative work since it allows to establish access permissions to specific files and allows to share the files with specific users or groups.
* You save time and money by not needing expensive hardware for storage and having high availability of information from any device with a navigator and internet access.

Cons: * It does not have an offline version that allows the update of the changes and files when connecting and this is a disadvantage in countries where internet connections are a little deficient as venezuela

Overall: Thanks to this excellent storage unit in the cloud it is no longer necessary to suffer the loss of information when you lose a pendrive or other portable storage media

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I use gmail every day

Apr 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is one of the few services that offer you 15 free gb of storage, here you can upload photos, files, etc and share with friends and other people. if this is not enough, it is possible to buy more for really low prices per month per 100gb, there are other services that could offer you much more free storage but do not have the prestige and reliability of Google. With regard to mobility, this storage can be used from the mobile device, laptop or tablet, which guarantees to be able to have the data at any time and any device

Cons: The 15 gb of free storage is shared for the drive and also for the mail gmail, and google photos, if you create many videos or have many photos, the free space will be filled quickly since it is shared for the services that you mention. The compatibility with excel should be improved, sometimes we upload files from Microsoft Excel and they are observed but there are features that can not be used observing the file from the google drive, for which it must be downloaded to the device. Google has its own excel sheet, maybe because of this it is not so compatible with the Office one.

Overall: With google drive I share files daily, with friends, it is my personal service, additionally for a company that provides technological services we have the mail service, storage, one of our users has google drive of 100 gb, which allows to share large quantities of information with other users of the organization

The all-rounder!

Apr 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: * Sharing + different permission settings
* Great for just about anything -- as a storage space, transfer files, collaborating with others, organizing documents and projects, and so on.
* Not only essential for work, but Google Drive helps me organize trips with friends.
* I love that we can download our entire drive to save on our computer with the click of a single link
* Offers some minor conversion features
* Different and extremely useful apps are offered in Drive (e.g., Google Documents, Excel, and so on).
* I love being able to export docs and spreadsheets in different formats (e.g., as a PDF).
* Revision history.

Cons: Not exactly a con about Drive itself but I wish more rich text formatting was allowed within the cells of excel spreadsheets created in Drive (e.g., hyperlinking within next within a cell, instead of just hyperlinking the entire cell).

Overall: Not only is Google Drive essential for work, but it is great for school and personal use. We have projects and people we need to collaborate with in our personal life, for school, and for work -- Google Drive allows us to do that in all sorts of ways :). And, you start out with a decent storage space for free!

Recommendations to other buyers: Google Drive can get messy when you have a ton of files, but in my opinion, it's the ultimate collaborator when it comes to documentation.

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The Very Best Cloud Storage Service

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Drive has been the most reliable cloud storage service I have every used. I can trust that the files I upload to them will be safe and secure. The upload times are very fast and efficient. I love how they give you a free 15 GB of space to use however you want. This is a lot more than competing services out there. The layout of the website is very clean and easy to navigate. I have never had trouble finding a file or folder that I have uploaded because of their great search capabilities. I like how you can pay a fee for more space if you need it. The prices of those fees are a very low and I might upgrade to them in the future. Overall, Google Drive has all of the features you would want in in a cloud storage service. I recommend them to everyone I know.

Cons: I wish they offered a little bit more free storage. The 15 GB is great, but I have a lot of large files that I can't upload without paying. This is not a deal breaker though.

Overall: The first benefit I get is 15 GB of free storage. This is great because it offers me enough room to backup most of my files and know their safe and secure. Another benefit is that I can easily access my files anytime I want. I also save money by using Google Drive over other storage companies that charge for their services.

The king of cloud storage services

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The name "Google" itself describes the quality of the product itself. Have been using google drive since the time I am using my smartphone, as it is integrated into the Android platform itself and in office, we have been using the paid enterprise service. By default with every account, we get a generous amount of free storage (15 GB) which is itself enough for average phone user. Compatibility with the G Suite is a boon as we are able to share anything to everything between the co-workers, team, and even with clients. The cloud storage is also supported on almost all other third party services, which is a boon. Uploading and editing the files are super quick and are easy to access on any given platform. The pricing for availing the premium and business services is cheaper compared to rival cloud storage companies.

Cons: There are not many flaws or downsides but some of my personal cons are:
1. The web interface is not that user friendly.
2. Data encryption is 128 bit rather than 256 bit employed by rivals One Drive and Dropbox.
3. Weak file sharing security.

Overall: 1. Backing up and saving important personal and official data.
2. Easy sharing and edit options.
3. Integration with almost any platform on the web.

A singular place for all your storage needs.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Before Google Drive, I was always scrambling for convenient ways to store my data. Whether it was my college days or my working days, Drive has always been a convenient way for me to store anything I needed. It allows me to store any and all types of documents and even provides ways for me to use other software like Google Sheets or Docs to edit them. Anywhere there is a computer I have access to everything and can quickly download or edit. In a professional setting, it also allows multiple people to work and view the same document simultaneously. This is an absolutely invaluable tool that can completely change how you approach projects. Between shared folders and the ability to keep things synced, it allows everyone to stay on the same page. There is also a mobile phone app so you can manage data even on your phone and send documents to other apps for easy management of your work.

Cons: Overall, Drive has very few (if any) flaws. The only issue I've ever encountered is sometimes the sync functionality won't update in a timely manner for a particular file which causes some inconsistencies.

Overall: Ease of use, quick and efficient file storage, and ability to work on documents within a team.

Free storage, sync, and integration with other Google products

Mar 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Google offers free cloud storage through Google Drive. Documents can be uploaded and managed through the web interface, but can also be synced to a desktop computer using one of two softwares (the normal Drive Sync and the newer Drive FileStream).
Mobile apps to view, upload and share documents are also available on most mobile platforms.

Downloading and uploading documents is very fast (as long as your internet connection is reasonable). Drive handles large files very well.

Drive is well-integrated with other Google products. For example:
- Pictures uploaded to Google Photos will show up in Drive
- Large attachments sent though GMail can be uploaded to Google Drive instead

The web interface offers powerful preview of many document types, which is very useful when trying to find a PDF. As expected, searching through a large number of documents is fast and accurate.

Cons: While they do the job, I found the Dropbox desktop client to be lighter and more efficient than either of the clients offered for Drive.
The web UI is fairly heavy and confusing as well. I think that the "assistant" features do not bring much, except for adding complexity the user interface.

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The best way to store information safely, easily and dynamically

Jul 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Google Drive offers a free storage space of up to 15GB, allowing access to them from any device that has internet, even goes further as it offers the creation and editing of online text files of different formats (.word, .ppt).
Also, Google Drive has a search engine with detailed filters for the location of files, which greatly facilitates finding what the user needs without having to remember the directory where the desired file is located.
Even this tool allows you to share the information with other users who have a Gmail account, offering the opportunity to collaborate in the editing of files or simply distribute the information to more people within the network. In addition, you have the possibility to add or respond to comments within the file editions, which leads to the debate of ideas among the participants.
Google Drive also has several levels of security to allow the possibility of sharing information with other users, offering the option of reading, editing or administrator.

Cons: It is limitative for users with limited internet access.
The information of the editions can be lost by having several collaborators in the same file.

An excellent web-based file storage and collab solution for small business

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive File Stream allows a local and synced copy of files to be available on local computers. Locally synced folders can be chosen or an entire account can be made available on a local drive. Multiple users can collaborate and share files. Files can be accesses via the smartphone app or a web browser. It's a reliable and affordable file storage solution for our small business. As a user of Google Docs, Sheets, and Photos for business, using Google Drive makes accessing, editing, and creating office docs simple. Collaborating on a project with Docs and Sheets is simple with multiple concurrent users on the same document, and notes can be added as well. We also store images and use Drive to store graphics design files that are made and edited locally.

Cons: File Stream is the new offline file storage and sync solution, and it can be slow if your internet connection is slow, for example to load up the preview thumbnails for a folder of high res images.

Overall: We use Google Drive for file storage and collab for our small business. File Stream allows for simple file integration and access on a local drive. Google Docs and Google Sheets are our simple office solution for keeping the business running smoothly.

The Best We've Found, Plus GREAT Multi-Party Document Collaboration Features

Aug 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Google Drive is very easy to use, is completely free, has lots of storage space, collaborates/connects with LOTS of other tools, is easy to access from Chrome and Gmail, allows sharing, allows subfolders, allows creation of different types of documents (like Microsoft's Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and my favorite feature is that you can edit a document at the same time as a colleague, so all changes you make they can see in live time. It also allows you to comment and @mention others as well as make suggested edits that your colleague can accept or reject. Has been extremely helpful time after time!

Cons: Google Drive NEEDS NEEDS NEEDS to add a tagging feature. We can store a receipt (for example) in the folder of the project that the purchase was for OR we can store it in the receipts folder; it would be so helpful to be able to label it with the project name and the tag "receipts." Because that is not a feature in Drive, the only way to find things easily is to search by name. Our naming conventions therefore have to be thorough in order for us to do what tags would do. It has several other little irritating things like lots of sub-options to change a sharing preference on a doc and inconvenient "move this document to..." navigation.

Overall: We really like Drive. We haven't found anything that compares, and you can't beat the price tag! Because Google is such a big leader, we have high standards, but it really has been an awesome tool for us. We store all of our paper documents in Drive, (though large audio and video files we do not store in Drive for the sake of space) and we have never had an issue.

Great for Small Files and Low-Volume Folders

Feb 22, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Google Drive is one of the easiest-to-use file storage/sharing services available. Google has done a great job in making every command intuitive and ensuring that users can perform tasks using a minimal amount of clicks.
If you are looking for a place to store up to 15GBs worth of files, Google Drive is free (this matches OneDrive's free limit and exceeds those of Dropbox and iCloud Drive), Storage limit upgrades are reasonable as well:
Given that a large swath of individuals looking for online storage already have a Google account, Google Drive is sort of a no-brainer and the most logical place to start.

Cons: Where Google Drive falls short is in functionality.
Upload and download times are slow compared to rival Dropbox. To be fair, this is the case with OneDrive as well, and iCloud has just recently caught up to Dropbox. Meanwhile, this should be taken into consideration if one needs to quickly transfer files.
As of the writing of this review, Google Drive's folder compression function is broken and has been for several years. When one begins a download of a folder with multiple files in it, Google Drive attempts to create a ZIP file for the user to download. The estimated download time seems to reflect the proper size of the download but suddenly speeds up drastically. When the ZIP file has finished being downloaded, the user realizes that Google Drive has included only the first-listed file in the compressed folder and that the only way to download a whole folder worth of files (which for me often includes hundreds of files) is to download each individually. This issue has been reproduced on multiple computers, over multiple years, and using both major OSs.
For the above reasons, I would only suggest Google Drive over Dropbox if you want to store more than 2GBs but less than 15GBs for free and do not mind slow speeds or the inability to download entire folders at once.

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It's a good product, its amazing so you can have always on cloud, shared in computer and cellphone.

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Super easy to use, perfect to have sync my laptop, and cellphone, because i can't have 100GB space on my cellphone, but when i need an photo, document, i just use my Drive app on my android, look for my item, and i can download it easyly, it have helped me a lot for my job, i've sync my Downloads, Documents, Skype folder with Drive, so i never miss anything, i can pay it and its enough for all my personal documents and work documents.. i do also share few folders with my family, and there we share photos and videos, everybody on it can put files and we are all connected.

Cons: A thing its not good of this app. sometimes it does get unsynconized, for no reason, weird, usuarlly it does happen on my laptop, i see that is missing some files, when i do check the application runing, it say that i have to log on again, i don't know why it does happen, its not usual, but it happened me more than 4 times atleast.

Overall: Full sync of my files, i do have them everytime, on my laptop, or android cell phone, also i can share foldes with all my family and feed it with out photos and videos, also its very affordable, even when you can use the free version with 15GB that it can be enough for many people.

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Google drive has made it ridiculously easy for me to store and access all my files securely.

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most is that google drive integrates flawlessly with my Chromebook. I use my Chromebook for personal and professional use and I am very easily able to find certain files whenever I need them.

The setup is extremely intuitive and the ease of overall use great. I feel very secure that my files will be protected and secure and ready for me to access them whenever I need. I also like that google drive connects with my phone and I can use it there too!

Cons: I don't like that there is a storage limit. My storage limit is pretty big since I purchase a Chromebook often, but I would prefer to save all of my files there.

Since I do both audio and video work, I would quickly run out of space if i backed up all of my files onto their platform. I feel that this is a limiting feature of the program to be truly a one stop shop for storage needs.

Overall: Google drive is fantastic for my own personal and business use. it's easy to store files then very easy to re-access them later. it seemlessly integrates with my Chromebook, android phone, and even my Desktop PC for a truly immersive experience. From any of my devices I can access all of my files. For those reasons google drive is extremely vital to the success of business and personal goals.

The perfect online data storage solution.

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We recently switched from Dropbox to Drive to save money in our organization. It's been the perfect solution since we use Sheets, Docs, and Gmail (GSuite) at our company. My favorite features are that links are retained even if you move or rename a file. Sharing settings are amazing and very customizable. You can also put a file in several different folders so everyone can connect to the same document no matter what team they're on- without sharing folders across teams. It easily converts Excel and Word docs to Sheets and Docs so you can edit online. Several people can work on a file at once and see the results in real-time. You can even save attachments from GMail directly to Drive so you don't have to download on your computer and re-upload so your team can view. Would recommend to any company looking for easy file management.

Cons: This is the perfect product and I would recommend to anyone. The "Organize" button is slightly annoying when adding files to Drive from GMail because it doesn't remember the last folder you chose. I understand the reasoning for this though. I'm just being picky.

Overall: Easy collaboration with the whole company internationally.

Excellent cloud storage service the best I have used.

Apr 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1- allows you to safely save this file in the cloud and create backup copies.
2- It is excellent for the realization of works with remote equipment through the use of shared files with real-time accretion of the files
3- It is multiplatform works on Android, Linux, Mac and Windows operating systems which is a great advantage for a large number of users.
4- Not only allows you to save all types of files such as audio and video among others also allows you to share safely with friends and colleagues.
5- It is easy to use and has extensive online documentation.
6- It has free or paid versions depending on the needs of use.
7- No matter what device you use, whether it's a Smartphone, Tablet or PC, you only need Internet access and a browser to access your files in the cloud.
8- It allows you to backup your contacts and other important information of your mobile and then synchronize it, that is, it does not matter if you lose or damage the device, your information will always be available to you.

Cons: Even though it is a simply great application it always depends on the quality of internet connection and when you are in countries like Venezuela where the bandwidth is very poor, it does not allow you to make the most of this valuable work tool.

Overall: only i say, excellent work GOOGLE

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Our entire office runs on Google Drive and it's awesome !!

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I work at a law office, and our entire database is with drive. We love the functionality and easy-to-use interface. The best part of drive is that you have a drive folder on your computer that essentially acts as a doorway to your database. It functions like any other folder, but every document is uploaded to the cloud automatically. The other great thing about drive is accessibility. I can literally access all of my files from any device easily. This is really helpful when I am talking with a client or my boss on the go.

Cons: Overall we are happy with drive and would not switch to a different cloud based platform. The downside is the updates to drive have made things a little complicated. First you needed to update drive. After that we had to download file stream. It works great, but the updates can cause some issues. However, I think you will get that with any other program you use too.

Overall: Drive saved us time, because we can access our files anywhere. We saved a lot of money, because we used to used a physical server for electronic file storage, which is a lot more expensive than the monthly fee we pay for drive. Our office is a lot more efficient, because Drive integrates with our case management software CLIO.

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Google Drive the amazing Cloud Storage and File Back-up

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive has a lot of great points for me, this Software has been so helpful with my everyday life. Okay, I'll list it here:
1. 15 gb Free of Cloud Storage space. I mean that's still huge!
2. Got problems finding your Files on your Computer? Why not save it to Google Drive and be at ease? Yes, Google Drive is amazing in locating your Files.
3. You can keep any file, mp3, movies, videos, photos, documents, etc. Google Drive got you covered.
4. You can share your treasured Files with your Family with a click of a button.
5. Super easy to use and it seamless.
6. It's safe and secure, you don't need to worry about someone who will peek at your files.

Cons: For someone who has a need for a bigger Cloud Storage for back-up and files because of the size of their Business, Google Drive will need 15gb more for your Business. You don't have to worry because you can always upgrade this Default Storage to a great 100gb Storage! It's not pricey and that's why this is still great for you.

Overall: Google Drive will make your Personal Experience seamlessly! No need to worry about finding your most treasured Files, with a click of a button, poof! Your File will be on your face super quick.

Well built and well-integrated document storage.

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Drive is easy to use, cross platform and cross-device (desktop, tablet, mobile). It's well-integrated with Google Docs and Sheets and file preview of images and PDFs is excellent.

Continued develop also keeps us well tuned to Drive - movements in the direction of PDF notation for example are a real bonus and a sign of good progressive development.

Cons: The 15gb free limit is easy to surpass, and paid storage is not cheap. Having said that, 15gb is not to be sneezed at! And using Drive for photos (at a regular resolution, not super high-res) doesn't count to your storage quota.

Zip files could do with better support as they cannot be opened or previewed without adding a plugin (otherwise they can only be up/downloaded, which is all a storage app would required, but we've come to expect so much more from Drive).

Overall: Google Drive helps our company and myself be better organised, mobile, and productive.

We use it for selected storage needs in lieu of our own hosted solution, which is really saying something. Great interfaces (mobile apps and browser interface let alone desktop apps/plugins) backed by a huge corporation's developers is a valuable part of Drive - it means we and our clients or friends can all share and collaborate with ease.

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Best cloud solution for personal and small companies.

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drives enables me to keep copies of files that need to be accessed over and over and constantly shared with multiple people. It's essential to me both personally and also while conduction client-facing work, that requires sharing files with them - which I can do with a press of a button through Google Drive and Gmail sharing features. I no longer need to upload files each time I need to share - it's stored in my Google Drive and I just add or remove access for individuals based on need.

Cons: The share function sometimes does not work as expected. When sharing files or folders on Google Drive, the receiving user sometimes complains that they are not able to view or download the files despite making sure that all the access settings are configured correctly. Only after making the file or folder completely public, the user is able to accept it. This has happened a few times. I have witnessed this issue myself while sharing folders between different accounts.

Overall: Google Drive is integrated easily with Gmail and other Google products, such as Docs, Sheets and so on. I cannot imagine replacing it with an alternative because of the smooth workflows that Google provides between their services.

As a long time user of Google Drive, I can tell it is the most reliable cloud storage service.

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: The main feature which makes me a heavy user of Google Drive (I am on a paid plan) is by far search. Any document is easy to find thanks to Google expertise in search applied to files storage. Many times I got surprised when Google Drive "guessed" the file I was looking for even as I entered only one keyword as query. It is able to crawl the whole document content, even PDFs.
Besides, I find the user interface particularly intuitive and easy to navigate. You can organize your folders with dedicated colors. Finally the mobile app packs all the features of the web based version making it indispensable on the go.

Cons: First the documents automatically open in Google Docs instead of Office so when an Office document (Excel spreasheet for instance) is uploaded to Google Drive and then opened in Google Drive it will first display as an ugly preview before you can click on "Open with Excel".
Second, I would like the mobile app to be a bit faster.

Overall: Google Drive is a simple, efficient and reliable way to organize and store your files in the cloud. The search features powered by Google experience makes it the most powerful Cloud service to manage large number of files in my opinion.

Google Drive is my haven at my tech company.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Since everyone at my company has a G-Mail account for work and all of our main work email addresses are registered on Google, Google Drive makes it seamless to share and organize company files. Separating files by master folders and giving all my team members access to all the files in the drive makes it SO easy to keep inventory of all of our documents. Google Drive also prevents unnecessary individual file-sharing via email and otherwise. Instead of having to email files to team members, all I have to say is "Check [X] folder in the Drive" and the conversation is over. This saves time on my part and the recipient's part. I also love that when you visit the Google Drive you can see your most recently viewed Google Docs / Sheets / Slides / images. Filtering by shared with you vs. your owned Google Docs / Sheets / Slides, etc. helps, too.

Cons: Happy to report I have not encountered any cons on Google Drive thus far because it does exactly what I need it to and its features and functionality don't need to expand beyond its current capacity.

Overall: Great functionality, ease of use, share-ability, organization, inventory up-keep, efficiency.

For me it's perfect

Feb 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: Overall, I love Google. Their Google Drive is an extension of a well thought out program with many tools to help organize and share your material.

Pros: I love that I can use any computer and it saves to all the major files for people to download on to their own computer, PC or Mac. It's all online so its easy to send and share because your sending a link. Google really knows how to do it right. I love all their variations....Slides, Docs, and Sheets. I can edit a Slide and it will be automatically saved. That way when my partner goes to look at it he will have all the updated material needed for the presentation. Streamlined in a way that cuts out time. This fits my need for something basic to share and collaborate on with my team. They even have an easy to use app. I personally like to look at a bigger screen but some prefer the app for more ease.

Cons: You have to have internet to use Google drive. This is like a plus and minus. For most people this isn't an issue but if you have a situation where you are in and out of connection it might be an issue. Also, there is a limit for data. It's nothing for me but huge projects might be better with Microsoft.

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Easy to use, straightforward and love the collaborative feature!

Jul 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I absolutely ADORE Google Drive. I am not even sure where to begin. First and foremost, Google Drive is very easy to use and its layout makes everything easy to access. Google Drive is easily accessible through your Gmail account. As a virtual assistant for a private practice company that had a huge organizational issue, I was glad that they operated using G Suite. I was able to create folders full of private information and allow only certain users to access it; was able to share different Docs, spreadsheets with payroll information and even presentations that I created for conferences; and G Suite is HIPAA compliant so great to use if you need that feature which was crucial for me. I also used G Suite to collaborate on study material as a student or different materials for student organizations. All in all, a great program.

Cons: I really don't have any cons when it comes to using Google Drive. I have honestly never had any issues since I have been using it for the last few years. It has only ever gotten better.

Overall: Every last benefit I can think of: organization, ease of use and navigation, privacy and HIPAA compliance. It is perfect!

Free to try, great to pay for

Jul 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I've tried out multiple cloud storage services (including OneDrive and others) and I save a lot of files, mostly photos, on such services. Google Drive is my current main storage service, recently switching from OneDrive.

One of my favorite things about Drive is how it syncs up with the rest of Google products. It's integrated with Google Photos (which stores all of my photos), Google Docs, Gmail. Of course, it's also synced up across computers, and there's a well developed mobile app (I use Android).

I also enjoy the fact that it is very secure. I store some files regarding my work on there, and to help me out with keeping them secure Google Drive has private, end-to-end encryption which puts my mind at ease.

Cons: Sometimes I like sharing my files with others for productivity reasons. Google Drive allows you to do that, but I'd like to see more functionality in that area. For example, there's no way to set passwords or link expiry dates like other services offer.

Syncing can also appear complicated at first until you get the hang of it. It doesn't offer block-level sync, and you can't really sync any folder you'd like.

Overall: The price is very competitive, so it allowed me to get a good plan for quite cheap. Allowed me to sync all my files across multiple platforms, saving me both storage space and time.

Enables me to access my files from anywhere in a quick and easy mater.

Jul 26, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It allows me to access all my files from any computer with the sync. It also has the web solution for all worksheets / documents. It also works on phones which is great!

I for one use an android phone and google chrome as my main browser on my computer and my main email account is gmail. So where ever I go everything is synced and I always have access to anything that I leave in my drive.

You can also share your documents in drive to other people and then you can work on the same file at the same time from 2 different locations and you get to see the modifications from the other members of your team as they do them in real time. It is also possible to see the history of changes and revert back in time.

Cons: The only downfall I can think of is that putting a Microsoft office document (.docx, xlsx...) on your drive, you won't be able to modify it from the webpage. You will be able to read it, but you will need to convert it in other to be able to modify it with the drive webapp. But this is understandable as it is Microsoft's extension files and product.

Overall: A simple solution to access all my files from anywhere with no headache.

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Any team that values productivity needs Google Drive and its suite of products. Period.

Apr 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Google Drive has enabled teams to collaborate on documents and to store any type of information in pretty much any type of format. The Google Drive platform is robust and very user-intuitive given how much functionality is on the backend. These two things coupled together are just a few simple reasons why I love it so much and why I think any individual or business should use Google Drive.

Cons: If mismanaged, it is easy to lose documents in Google Drive. This can also be a problem for new individuals who may not be familiar with a particular company Drive that is shared with them and they spend most of their time digging through folders to find what they're looking for. Just like any software, however, if general practicality uses aren't implemented, the use cases of it deteriorates. They do have a very useful search tool if you can remember what you've named your files.

Overall: Google Drive is one of those tools that just become a staple in your daily routine. You forget (take for granted) how useful it is because it does so many things for you and your organization. From integrations like streamlined email document storing or collaborating on documents, the product is built with maximizing productivity in mind.

Google drive is an excellent tool to make backups and manage both personal and corporate information

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -I can access my information at any time from my email and as long as I have an internet connection.
-I can create different documents such as: Excel, power point or text documents, and I can also upload images, videos and other file formats.
-One of the biggest advantages that google has personally, is that I can work and update the information with other people on the team, from different devices and in real time, so we are all aware of the information and any changes made .
-I can access it from my cell phone, laptop or any other device.
-I can organize my information according to the type of document or in folders.
-It's pretty safe, and I can change the security settings and decide who can see it or not.
-It has a very good storage capacity and I can always increase it if I need it at a very affordable price.
-I can synchronize different devices and files.
-it's easy to use.

Cons: I wish there could be a much more reliable level of security, it is very good but it can be easy to hack, and it would be good to offer a better service in this area even when it involves an extra investment by users

Easy to use and great for storage

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Google Drive is really easy to use. You can store anything you need and share it with anyone necessary. It is also great because multiple users can be editing the same document at the same time without any revision history issues or any data being overwritten.

It is great because each person can organize their documents in the way that makes sense to them. Each person can choose to add a document that is shared with them to their Drive or not. This makes each person's drive not get too cluttered.

I also like that if you don't know where your file is saved you can search for it using the Google Drive search bar.

Cons: The system can be confusing because if I have organized my documents differently than my coworker and my coworker is asking me to find a file I am not familiar with they may not be able to help me find it.

In addition, you kind of need two versions of each document. If you upload a document to Google Drive you will get the translated version of that document (ex: From Microsoft Word to Google Docs). Then, you need to open that document as an actual Google Doc to be able to edit it. Then you have the uploaded version of the document and the actual editable Google Doc version. Then you have to delete the original uploaded document to not cause confusion.

Market leader in online cloud storage, flawless experience with more features than I expected.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The rate at which new features and enhancements come out is astonishing. It seems like every week, there is a new tool, new feature, new experience that I can take advantage of. These enhancements continue to make the product better and make it more meaningful for me to use on a daily basis. Some of the 'delighter' features are really nice as well - one of my favorites is the recent design addition of the little animation when dragging multiple files.

Cons: The design, UI, and user flows are always changing. This is largely a positive, as it means Google is making a concerted effort in making things better, setting new trends, and hopefully catering to user feedback. But at the same time, this rapid change in design and workflow can be somewhat jarring, and break your mental model when new versions roll out. There is always a period of adjustment that takes days sometimes to get comfortable with new changes. Change is good though, so I wouldn't consider this a huge downside - just expected evolution of using web UI.

Overall: Confidence in knowing that my files are accessible anywhere I have an internet connection, accessed using a beautiful and easy to use UI.

Unlimited one-stop cloud storage for education!

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how Google Drive is easily accessible through the internet. It's easy to organize your files into folders and share individual files or folders with other people. You can also share with limited actions, such as the "View Only" feature and can also allow one to switch ownership of a file. One recent feature that has popped up in Drive is the Team Drive, where team project files can be stored and collaborative work can be done. The great thing about Drive is that all other Google Suite apps are linked to it, hence the easy access to all your files.

Cons: It's not about what I dislike about the software, but rather I would suggest for anyone who plans to begin using Drive that they think about how their files can be organized, as one might get lost in the ginormous amount of documents uploaded. I'm not sure if this would be a prudent suggestion, but would it be possible to add Tags to the files for categorization and search purposes?

Overall: Helped me tremendously at work for documenting, archiving, and collaborative purposes. I work in an educational environment, and Google provides unlimited storage for educational institutions, which is absolutely wonderful!

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State-of-the-art software made for big business challenges

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: An excellent Management, is one that manages to combine the human talent of all the members and make them a single system that works in gear to achieve corporate goals and objectives; Drive is the right software to achieve this goal. A quality design that makes it very easy to work, combined with the great quality of being able to store documents in the cloud, and at the same time modify it simultaneously by all the management that is permanently working on a goal.

Drive has allowed its tools to unquestionably strengthen our operations, establishing greater levels of corporate synergy, group support and an innovative way of delivering reports, spreadsheets with detailed information on our procedures and results.

No doubt that Drive has come to our Management to stay.

Cons: Not only I, but all the members of our management have seen and witnessed actively, all the benefits that Drive has offered to our environment, providing inputs and arguments to claim that this software is quite complete, and although there may be software with better operation than this, we do not doubt for a second that Drive is the one that best fits our demands in the corporation.

Overall: Do not hesitate to acquire this software, it will undoubtedly change the way you see and manage your business space.

Capterra-loader

A cost effective cloud based file storage. Soultion for all

Aug 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In the cloud market, Drive by google is the one of cheapest solution provided.
Files Sharing marking easy - Drive by google is provide some feature file folder sharing option so we can share the particular folder with the particular user. As we can also set the premissions for the folder which make is more useful. Link exipry date feature is also very usefeul which make this SaaS more attractive. It also provide the integrity with googleDocs so we can edit it on the go. Media placback option is also make it cool.
Security - AES 128 encryption is used to encrypt the file. Two-factor authentication is used to protect the user account from unwanted person to enter your account.
Drive is having option for user from free to business soultion. 15GB to 10TB solution is provided by drive.

Cons: Shared links don't have the option of password protection. It also don't have the upload link option. Drive must provide the option of number of download limts on the shared links.

Overall: I am using this for sharing folders with my clients. Automatic sync option provide the automatic updated workspace on my all three connected devices i am using.

Capterra-loader

My information accessible on the network

Feb 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about the software is the opportunity to store the information that I use in my day to day work as a nutritionist, in order to have it on hand to send to my patients from my email, it is very fast. I can trust the security of the software because it has an adequate security system for my work. It is very convenient since I can update my work information and store it in Gloogle Drive so it's available for a new patient. In addition, I can access the cloud and send the latest information about their cases from my mobile devices, according to my patients needs.

Cons: What I like the least about the program is that sometimes the approval of my patients is obstructed and they are forced to contact me again and ask me to send the information again. In addition, the time you have to do this type of emails are a few minutes during the consultation, when this situation occurs I must repeat it at another time and even at other times that is not related to emergencies.

Overall: The benefits I have is the storage of my information about medical cases, types of associated diets, foods and their calories, typical weekly menu, variations according to the needs and recovery times, evaluation and alarm situations. In addition, I can relate better to my patients every day by sending the information they need to improve both medical and nutrition.

I use it to back up pictures, videos and work documents. It's very convenient and useful

May 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the ease of uploading files especially from my android phone. Initially, Id have to copy individual files to a computer and then to an external hard drive; an aggravating, error prone, time consuming process that meant that I couldnt access the files if I didn't have the drives with me. Googledrive allows me to easily back up files and have them accessible accross any device
Another very useful feature is the sharing link that helps me easily share important work documents to my colleagues. This has greatly improved productivity since we had to use email attachments.
I also love the overall safety of Google drive. I am yet to hear of any security breaches like we hear of email hacks. This helps me and my colleagues rest easy.

Cons: the customer care leaves a lot to be desired. I work in a non US based company and having to contact customer care is quite the aggravating process. The forums are also usually not helpful meaning that we usually have to result to search engines to get solutions

Overall: Convenience of having all my files accessible across all my devices
Knowing that my files are safer than having them in offline storage options and in email
Being able to share documents to anyone I choose to through the link feature
Thumbnails really help in knowing what's in each file without having to open it

Capterra-loader

Enables you to store your documents, photos, music, videos etc. all in one place.

Mar 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The synch of all your data with your mobile devices and your computer, meaning every device that is linked to your account receives the updates and shows the changes you have made.
For users who require basic sharing capacity and storage Google Drive comes for free.
The platform relies heavily on the search tool and makes use of familiar features such as image recognition for browsing your photos.
With a single account, you will be able to manage all of your contacts and business.

Cons: You can't download files directly from the app. Instead, you have to log in to your online account first and then you can go into the folder and download the files you need. The speed is a little slower to download in comparison to uploading.
People can see the pages you use. The user is not sure if you do not create a good password to protect it. If the document has several editors or collaborators could be eliminated by one of them. The use of the internet is mandatory.

Overall: You get a large amount of capacity with just a gmail account.
It works in personal and business affairs.
The integration of many devices and apps.
Auto save it gives a sense of relief.