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Google Drive

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

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Google Drive Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Google Drive product overview

Price starts from

6

/user

Per month

What is Google Drive?

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

Key benefits of using Google Drive

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

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

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

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

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

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Email/Help Desk
    24/7 (Live rep)
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Webinars
    Documentation
    Live Online

    Google Drive pricing information

    Value for money

    4.7

    /5

    24.4K

    Starting from

    6

    /user

    Per month

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Google Drive features

    Functionality

    4.6

    /5

    24.4K

    Total features

    29

    7 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Collaboration Tools
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Document Management
    Alerts/Notifications
    Search/Filter
    File Sharing
    Document Storage
    API

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    Google Drive users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.8

    /5

    24.4K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.26/10
    Rating distribution

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    4

    3

    2

    1

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    483

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    8

    Pros
    Filestream integrates perfectly with Windows Explorer. I LOVE that I can access files on my computer that are on the shared drive in the same way I would access a file in MyDocuments.
    Overall I am pleased with drive. It is user friendly and being someone who is not tech savvy it is nice to be able to use without having to contact support.
    Overall, I am very happy with Google Drive. It is a good investment when backing up your files.
    Cons
    There isn't much I don't like about google drive. The offline work can be a little tricky at times and I have lost a few sentences due to this feature.
    There is some frustration for lack of support for older devices which sometimes are just used for storage themselves.
    Furthermore, it seems to keeps failing to sync a specific type of file (.suo , a Visual Studio related file) which however is only just a bit annoying and does not cause any trouble.

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    Must Get !

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Google Docs in a K-12 Education Environment

    Reviewed a year ago

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Handy cloud storage for personal and business purposes

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Google drive is very handy storage that I use for my personal and work files. Sharing options such as adding emails or getting links makes easier to work with your team.

    Pros

    It's very easy to use. You can share your files with dozens of people. Third party apps inside Google Drive give you even more features to manage, edit your files.

    Cons

    You can't preview large files. To see what's inside the file you need to download it first.

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    The most integrated online solution for document management

    Reviewed a month ago

    We have been using Google Drive for more than ten years now and we couldn't have been more pleased. It allows us to store and share files and documents securely, it helps us collaboratively work on documents, and we can have all our files (e.g. GDocs, GSheets and even Gforms, among others), in one place. The search function is really fast and efficient, making use of Google's advanced AI algorithms, allowing us to retrieve files quickly without having to browse through a folder's structure.

    Pros

    First things first, Google Drive is free, at least its first tier, which is more than sufficient for most users. The storage available can be used for document storage, file storage and shared with Google Photos, to name a few. Second, I love the integration between Google drive and the GSuite which allows the organization Docs, Sheets etc. in an easy way. The online editing of files by multiple users...

    Cons

    It is hard to find anything negative about Google Drive. It is free (the basic plan), has plenty of features and provides seamless integration with GSuite.

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    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Google Drive

    Reviewed a month ago

    IF your business is conducted mostly on your phone, then Google Drive is definitely a go to for all documents and cloud storage needs.

    Pros

    Its very easy to use. It stores all your documents from your Google account and android products. It works flawlessly with all Google and Android products.

    Cons

    The free trial only offers 15gb of storage.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    An exquisite cloud storage platform.

    Reviewed a month ago

    Overall my experience with Google drive has been wonderful and I'm quite pleased with its performance for business use and personal use. It's so convenient that we don't need to set up extra accounts or learn to use a whole new brand. Google drive is an affordable and effective cloud storage solution. It can hold large files and different file types. However, if you need extra security this product may not be the one for you.

    Pros

    I most enjoyed the reasonable price for business plans compared to other products. You get a much better value for money especially for the amount of storage space. Google Drive is the most easy to use cloud storage software that I have experience with. Every function I use only takes a few (or one) simple steps. If you ever do need help it's quite easy to find answers online or you can contact customer support. It's very simple to share from Google drive as well. Again it's just a few simple steps. Personally I like all Google products and I enjoy the way all of them are set up.

    Cons

    While it's great overall, Google drive just lacks some of the more advanced features that are provided by its competitors. I would like to see more business tailored tools and customization. Tragically, Google Drive just isn't up to par on security and encryption levels for us. We handle documents that need to be kept in a very secure (and reliable) place. When we revised our goals for security and privacy we had to ditch Google Drive.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Long time Dropbox user now a dedicated Google Drive user!

    Reviewed a month ago

    Much of what I do in Google Drive is for managing the workflow of photography projects that engage contractor work. I create project rosters for larger companies and invite the project lead to help with the expectations of headshot project timelines. It also allows the companies to be more involved. Amongst other file sharing it just works really well for me and most people have a google account or google access to easily hop into the spreadsheets or handouts. I also work with contractors in the US for editing and contractors for smaller jobs on Fiverr. Google Drive allows me to share files that need to be worked on with an easy link in our production app (Airtable) to get files around.

    Pros

    I love so many things about using Google Drive. I use it for my business on a daily basis. I come from a long long relationship with Dropbox, but finally switched over. I find that more people are able to understand using Google Drive when I collaborate or share documents and images. I also love that Google Drive comes with native Word Processing (Docs) and Spreadsheets (Sheets) for quick client project management. I find it is very easy to understand the UX, layout, easy to organize my files, easy to share files at a variety of security levels, easy to login and access... and I love that I can use Emoji's in my folder names and color coding.

    Cons

    In the near past, I have been a little annoyed with the sharing functionality until I realized how it worked. I have a google workspace custom email domain and my admin is connected to my Google Drive -- that said, it stops and asks if I want to share outside my organization. I do know they have changed the share features recently for the better to make it a cleaner, easier experience. I am glad that this is one of the areas they chose to improve. Otherwise, I have been very happy with my Google Drive experience.

    Google Drive FAQs and common questions

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

    Google Drive has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: 6.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription


    Q. Who are the typical users of Google Drive?

    Google Drive has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Google Drive support?

    Google Drive supports the following languages:
    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish


    Q. Does Google Drive support mobile devices?

    Google Drive supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Google Drive offer an API?

    Yes, Google Drive has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Google Drive integrate with?

    Google Drive integrates with the following applications:
    Less Annoying CRM, PayPal, Aircall, Zoho CRM, Insightly, Zapier, Google Docs, DocuSign, Trello, Zoho Books, FreshBooks, Uberflip, Bookedin, SimplyCast, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Close, Slack, Nimble, ERPLY, Zendesk Sell, Lucidchart, Zinc, Wave Accounting, BuiltWith, Yesware, vcita, Mailchimp, Wrike, Asana, FreeAgent, Xero, CubeAnywhere, Smartsheet, Cyfe, Google Sheets, Zoho Invoice


    Q. What level of support does Google Drive offer?

    Google Drive offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base

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