Google Drive Software Pricing & Features

Google Drive

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

4.74/5 (8,629 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
Free
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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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

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

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Opeyemi Olaniyi

google drive review

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of usage; one of the best user interface ever is that of the google drive as just about anybody can get around the platform and efficiently get things done, it is the overhaul and redefinition of file sharing. Storage size; google drive basically offers every google products user with a Gmail account a 15GB free cloud storage to save and share file with whomever they deem fit. This generosity by the parent company of this amazing platform is the reason why many are drawn to the service in the first place. Accessibility; the files saved on google drive can be accessed by just anyone with the file’s link, in addition to that, the platform can be accessed cross platform i.e. on smartphones running the android operating system and apple’s iOS. Likewise on internet enabled personal computers running the windows operating system, different Linux flavors and macOS. Feature rich, google drive does not only provide you with the luxury of sharing files and folders with people you care about, sharing has never been this easy with the preview feature of google drive as you get a thumbnail view of whatever file it is you want to send so that you can work better and faster. Editing on google drive gets better by the day as a group of people accessing the same file can both make edits without one person hindering the other. There is also aid for those who loves to edit on the go as the live check put in place by the platform helps to check for errors in documents.

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Google Drive

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

Anonymous

Google Drive's Got It All, and a Lot of Free Space to Share

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

Whether in a business setting, my personal life, or my university studies, Drive is integral to my success and I wouldn't want to go without it.Google Drive is such a generous Cloud based storage platform. My university had a partnership with Google Drive granting us unlimited storage, but even when that has been taken away, I've never felt pressed for space. It's so much more than storage though, as the integration between all of the other Google Suite platforms and email is seamless and simple. Organization is quick and easy, and you can create folders and view edits/make shares with little effort. I share pictures with other members of my family, and it's easy to upload photos directly into a Drive folder and then share with whomever. The uploads are quick, and the massive amount of available storage means that I don't have to pick and choose. Preservation is also something I'm trying to get better at, and having my documents on the Drive, even if they're duplicates of what I have on my computer, makes me feel better prepared in the event of a dreaded computer crash. I also like that it is part of my computer files window, making it easy to drag and drop files straight to the Drive without having to manually upload them on the site. Bonus: The App is really user friendly and its easy to view the documents using the App if you're on the go.

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Google Drive

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

Joshua Davin Hook

Best Collaborative Application Available For Small Business

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

I have been personally using Google Drive and the incorporated Apps since they were released to the public. I have used them for both professional and personal storage of documents and pictures and used the office Apps to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, online forms, and even websites. Throughout its introduction and after, I have been able to completely stop using Microsoft Office, Open Office, or OS versions of office software. I used Google Drive and Apps throughout university and professional career. I have even taught others to use it and have taught using it. Excellent piece of kit to have in your pocket!The best part of using Google Drive is the seamless collaboration that it provides for small business teams, production teams, or project management professionals. You are able to store and share files within a perfect organizational structure that is intuitive and easy to understand. With the Google Apps within Google Drive, you are able to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more with LIVE multiple users. While creating and editing , you can chat with team members and see what they are creating, editing, or updating LIVE. It allows you to track edits and leave comments to be viewed at anytime by any member of a team. Anything created can be shared with others using Gmail or published to the internet to be shared publicly or privately.

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Google Drive

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

Anonymous

Best platform for collaborative shared files!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

If I were to sum it up in a few words, it would be easy, simple, free, collaborative and productiv. I highly recommend it!I've been using Google Drive for a couple of years now and it never failed on me. Everything works as expected. The new interface is easier to work with than the previous one. The layout is cleaner and it's easier to find what you need. It's very well integrated with its other services such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Photos etc. File sharing is great, made really simple. Just right-click on any file or folder and select the option to share that file. That's it. You can easily upload or create a new file by clicking the big white button "New" in the top left area of the screen. The mobile app works very well and you can browse your files easily. The desktop app makes a real folder on your computer with all the files that you have on Google Drive, making file changes (copy, cut, paste, delete, rename, etc) just like you do on locally stored files. I haven't had any technical issues so far, but when my colleagues had trouble, the support team was always helpful and very quick to fix any issues.

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Google Drive

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

Frank Rios

Six more ways to use Drive.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-17
Review Source: Capterra

It allows to present your ideas, photographs and works by means of a presentation made with Google Docs and stored in Drive. Show it in your Blog or web to the size that you prefer and with the aspect that you want. Allow your users to store in the cloud, in their own Drive account, the files that you offer from your website or Blog. No need to store them on a hard drive or external USB support, you can access them from home, your smartphone or wherever you want by accessing your Drive account. It is necessary to learn to use the Save to Drive button on your website.Google Drive is not just a cloud storage service offered by Google, it is also a set of tools that can enhance the functioning of web pages and Blogs. Blogger and many other options for web publications do not have certain services related to file storage that allow you to extend beyond your own concept as a content editor for Blogs. Google Drive can extend the capacity of applications such as Blogger or other means of web publishing to give them added value by offering "hosting" (hosting external files) or even functions that go beyond the storage of information through files, such as Use of forms. Let's briefly review some of the utilities offered by Google Drive not only as a perfect complement to Blogger but also as a fantastic service for other web publishing media that can take advantage of its advantages. 1- Storage and management of forms with notifications by mail for your website or Blog. 2- Hosting a complete website. 3- Storage and hosting of resource files for your website or Blog. 4- Creating links to download files for your website or Blog. 5- Offer on your website or Blog presentations made with Google Docs. 6- Save to Drive for your website or Blog. In short, Google Drive is a nice box of surprises that can offer utilities for your Blog or web that you might not have imagined and complement your daily work.

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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
  • cheap price, great customer support and amazing interface with different devices
  • 15GB free storage Google Docs integration Strong customer support alot of third-party apps Cost flexibility
  • Simple interface to upload documents. The software is great as well since you can control which folders to sync.
  • Google Drive is fast & reliable cloud platform. Also, Google Drive's pricing is the one of the cheapest that I know.
Cons
  • Pricing. Wish it was a little cheaper.
  • I have another cloud drive with a cheaper price.
  • Hmmm ... will have to get back to you on that. I really like it a lot!
  • Hoping that there's more cheaper pricing for monthly/yearly subscription.
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Google Drive features

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

Activity Dashboard (87 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (116 other apps)
Chat (107 other apps)
Commenting (128 other apps)
Communication Management (82 other apps)
Customizable Branding (89 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (103 other apps)
File Management (91 other apps)
Instant Messaging (82 other apps)
Projections (115 other apps)
Tagging (81 other apps)
Third Party Integration (113 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.