Google Drive Software Pricing & Features

Google Drive

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

4.75/5 (15,072 reviews)

Google Drive overview

Google Drive is a cloud storage and backup platform to access files, docs, photos & more, store them in a safe place, and collaborate with other people. The Google Drive platform can be accessed wherever the user is at the time, from in their home to on-the-go, or in the office, meaning files can be accessed, shared, edited, collaborated on, and more.

The security and backup features within Google Drive mean that files are protected and safely stored even when technological disasters occur. No matter what happens to the users' devices, their files are safely stored in Google Drive.

Google Drive allows users to do more than just store their files. Users can share files with exactly who they want and edit them together, from any device. Google Drive gives instant access to Google Docs, a suite of editing tools that makes working together easy—even when your teammates are miles away.
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Pricing

Starting from
$1.99/month
Pricing options
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish and 14 other languages, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
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Google Drive reviews

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Jonathan Hogue

Google Drive Keeps My Life Organized

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

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

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

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Google Drive

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

Meisha Bochicchio

Couldn't Live Without It!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

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

Pros
Google drive is hands-down my go-to file sharing, storage, and collaboration tool. It is incredibly easy to use and learn, even for non-tech-savvy folks. It is also easy to manage and organize, given parties actively work to keep things organized. File sharing and collaboration is a breeze and probably my favorite part about the Drive system. You can work in a doc, sheet, or presentation simultaneously with multiple parties and all changes and updates are saved in real-time. The drag and drop functionality also makes it crazy easy to upload various files and documents straight from your desktop. I also like that you can easily add/resolve comments with other collaborators, it makes the back-and-forth of projects so much easier. Drive easily integrates with tons of other tools and products, which can definitely come in handy. Drive has also been incredibly reliable for me in the past! I don't think I've ever experienced any issues with downtime, errors, etc.

Cons
Drive can easily become disorganized, especially in a business environment, so having organizational processes and procedures in place is key to making Drive work for a team. This also naturally makes Drive a better fit for personal use or for small-medium teams. It really isn't designed to replace a full-blown file-sharing system for large business use. The search functionality can also be a bit limited when working with large amounts of files, but specific items are generally easy to locate and manage given a little extra effort.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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

Jay Ammon

Google Drive is my favorite network file serving storage program.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-28
Review Source: Capterra

In working with Google Drive Enterprise version, I've been able to map out project roadmaps and establish document and folder organization in a much more logical and efficient manner. I'd highly recommend Google Drive for Enterprise, in working with higher-functioning needs in storage management, sharing, use, and retrieval.

Pros
Google Drive is highly Incorporated in to many users' work flow system integrations through the popularity of Google products for consumers, professionals, education, and developers. There are various versions that are offered at different levels of need, and every established account is given 15 GB of storage for free, forever. More advanced versions of Google Drive offer increased storage quotas, improved workspace options for reviewing and organizing work flows and documents. Better interface options exist with the upgraded versions of drive. The main interface itself is simple and elegant, offering several tabs for file locating, workspaces, sharing, and team drives (in the upgraded versions).

Cons
I would like to be able to work in Command-Line ungzip tars, for example: in a bash shell. The established workflow goes well, though, in being capably Incorporated in to other file management apps that are available on mobile; which is my current preferred platform.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Google Drive

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

Tobi Allison

Reliable Cloud Storage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

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

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

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Google Drive

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

Anonymous

A great tool for collaborate and keep your files safe and accessible

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

I use Drive every single day to collaborate on my work and to keep files accessible on my personal life. Is super easy to use tool to keep your files safe, although there are better alternatives if you need to store huge files.

Pros
Google Drive is my way to go if I need anything to be shared with friends and colleagues, Drive is so widespread in its use that virtually everyone will suggest you use it and frankly I rarely suggest something else. It's great for small teams to collaborate on multiple files, Google Docs makes it super easy to work over spreadsheets and text documents and you can also access previous versions of the file. You can also see who is editing the document right now and where is their cursor positioned. A huge benefit that Google Drive brings is that I know that my files are safe, even if I lose my computer my stuff will be there. The desktop client is quite reliable and is fast. Also, it integrates perfectly with the plethora of other services offered by Google, obviously. I like the sharing features available, you can generate a link, create groups, assign capabilities and even change the ownership of a file and folder.

Cons
This is not really an issue, but Google Drive is not mean to be used as a file transfer service, you can use it like that but your Drive will end up cluttered with files you don't need, other services are better for that. I still can't believe you can't see how much a folder weighs! Or how many files it contains. Would be great to have a better metric on what is taking up space, for example, see what folder is taking up space rather than just files. Somewhat the competitors are offering three times more space for free, so as a backup service only, Drive is losing terrain.

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Google Drive

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

Google Drive pricing

Starting from
$1.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription

Total storage - Monthly rate
15 GB: Free
100 GB: $1.99/month
1 TB: $9.99/month
10 TB: $99.99/month
20 TB: $199.99/month
30 TB: $299.99/month

Google Drive for teams: $10.00/user/month

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Google Drive Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • I mostly like its user friendly design which is very easy to use
  • Easy to use- I can keep the important folder organized and updated easily.
  • cheap price, great customer support and amazing interface with different devices
  • Price and quality. So cheap for the quality it delivery. Accessible from anywhere
Cons
  • Pricing. Wish it was a little cheaper.
  • I have Nothing to say, it is perfect for me
  • wish can give more memory with cheaper price
  • I have another cloud drive with a cheaper price.
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Google Drive features

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

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Communication Management (101 other apps)
Customizable Branding (124 other apps)
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Additional information for Google Drive

Key features of Google Drive

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

Benefits

Create & collaborate on photos, videos, presentations, PDFs, Google Docs, and more.

Google Drive can be used alongside existing apps such as email and calendar to create streamlined workflows.

The powerful search functionality uses intelligence to identify objects in photos or text and presents the most relevant results for keyword searches.

Open over 30 file types including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Forms, Google Drawing, and more, right within the browser.

Create, open and share files from a variety of apps directly in Google Drive, even when offline, and changes are automatically synced when internet connection is resumed.