Google Drive Software Pricing & Features

Google Drive

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

4.76/5 (17,266 reviews)

Google Drive overview

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.

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
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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

Value for money
Features
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Kevin Wang

Google drive is my daily perosonal and work related cloud storage and always

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall google drive is my key cloud storage, very well integrated into all my devices. And I am using it as part of my daily life, both personally and professionally. I would like to share it with my friends, families and colleagues. It also has a great integration with gmail which I am using to access emails and sharing documents.

Pros
1. It has very advanced and strong security, you can upload files and limited different levels of access (read, write, etc) to you and your friends. 2. It has a very easy way to share documents with friends, by click a link to generate a tiny url that can be sent via email, sms, and all other chat programs. 3. It supports all types of documents, such as powerpoint, spreadsheet, word documents, pdf, and there are a huge library you can install extensions for more types of documents. 4. you can easily map local drive and it will take care of the synchronisation, and you don't need to do any extra work to have your documents available everywhere online. 5. excellent integration with gmail, you can insert documents from gmail text editor, also you can download and save attachment directly into google drive.

Cons
1. Sometimes after I uploaded word documents, the format is messed up, it might be because the different format between Google and Microsoft office. 2. Sometimes it failed to upload from my mobile and asking me to provide feedbacks. But it never get fixed or improved. I would like to see more support from Google's team. 3. Permission management is a bit confusing, it is hard to have a overview which extensions have what permissions in google drive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Google Drive

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

Craig Harms

Incredible Value

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-31
Review Source: Capterra

The ability to have a central place to keep important documents in a central repository that is available from any device has been a lifesaver for my mobile and dynamic business. More importantly, it provides a simple collaboration space for me to work with clients, engineers and others. Easy for all to access, and simple for me to manage permissions and access.

Pros
I've use Google Drive in support of my sailing charter business for over three years. I use it as a document repository for the vessel's technical manuals and maintenance records. I also use it to collaborate with clients on itineraries and activities for their charters. It serves as the system of record for my contract repository. Recently I began a real estate development project, an LLC with multiple partners. For that project we use it as a document repository and collaboration space for design and materials tracking. There are many things that I love about the platform. Specifically; the level of access control, integration with Sheets, it's ability to handle MS documents (while I don't have MS Office products) and it's ease of portability between devices - phone, tablet and laptop. Because I am frequently at sea, the ability to synch offline copies is a tremendous benefit. But perhaps the greatest thing is the cost. I pay less than $2.00 per month for 100 gig of storage!

Cons
The only thing that I don't care for is it's performance in Chrome running on a Windows 10 machine. It is much faster on a native Android device, but truthfully, I credit that issue to Windows rather than Drive

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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

Alexander Cooper

The Cheapest Robust Cloud Storage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Google Drive has never let me down, for secure storage of my files to sharing important documents to clients securely.

Pros
For non-business users, it is mostly free! The packages after the free limited storage are incredibly cheap, you won't notice them out of your bank account. For business users, the amount of storage that can be had for such a small dint into most project's budget is greater than many will need. We have used Google Drive in conjunction with RPA to great effect.

Cons
It isn't as seemless in integrating with Office tools like OneDrive is, however this is to be expected. Windows often does like to shut Google Sync down before it has completed too.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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

Kiersten Andrews

Uploads, deleting, and transfers are cumbersome.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

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

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Google Drive

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

Supun Sameera

Google Drive is the Best Online Storage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

I recommend using Google Drive for the people who looking for cloud storage. I did not face any problem when using it. You can afford 15GB free storage when you creating account. There is nothing to be afraid. All the data you upload to the drive is private and highly secured. Data will not lost or change with time. Best place to keep your important files, backups. If you want to transfer a file between two computers and you do not have any pen drive, just upload the file to the Drive and download it from the other computer. I think Google Drive is the best solution for the cloud storage.

Pros
In my experience, I think Google drive is the most popular online data storing service available all around the world. Major reasons for its popularity are the features offered by the Google Drive to its users. Any person who creates a Google E-mail account (Gmail) will automatically receive a 15GB from Google Drive online storage space. This storage is allocated to the user free of charge. 15GB is enough for our daily activities. If we want more space we can buy more storing space from Google and it is cheap. Google drive is a cloud service and we can access our storage from anywhere in the world. Only we need is an internet connection and smartphone or computer. Privacy and security of the stored data is very high. Also we can share files in our drive with others. We can get a link to the file that we need to share and we can send the link. In this case, they can only visit the file I shared and other files in the Google Drive are private.

Cons
I am using Google Dive over a long period of time. But I did not find any issues with that. There were some minor bugs in period that Google Drive was introduced. Google team is fixing every small bug regularly and release updates. Therefore I cannot point out any problem related to that. Some could have problems related to the interface of the Drive. But that is fine because Google Drive has a simple user interface. Other than that, no any issues.

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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

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.
99%
recommended this to a friend or a colleague

Google Drive features

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

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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
  • Security & encryption
  • Version management
  • Automatic backup
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Custom forms
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Photo albums
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • SSL security
  • Video management
  • Document conversion
  • Data storage management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Access control
  • Remote access
  • Version control
  • Collaboration tools

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.